In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Santa Fe area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 38 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 12 hours researching assisted living communities in Santa Fe
  • Read more than 150 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 8 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Santa Fe is $4,445, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,100 and the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Santa Fe, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 38 communities in the Santa Fe area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Santa Fe area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Brookdale Santa Fe
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living
Not Listed
Cradled at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Brookdale Santa Fe offers quality care, luxury amenities and breathtaking mountain views. Residents can enjoy time outdoors in the courtyard or stroll along landscaped paths. Inside, seniors can play billiards, relax in the fireside lounge or grab a midday snack at the bistro. The community also offers several conveniences, such as a bank, general store and beauty salon. We've included Brookdale Santa Fe on our list of the city's top ALFs thanks to its signature Optimum Life programs, including My Life Story, which encourages residents to share their unique histories.
What Residents are Saying:
The activities available at this community are a perk of living here. As one visitor said, "I recently had the occasion to get a tour of Brookdale in Santa Fe. What a great facility. Beautiful gardens, plenty of common areas to meet people and do activities from playing cards, to bingo, to reading to arts and crafts."
3.72 out of 5 stars
(60) Reviews
640 Alta Vista, Santa Fe, NM 87505
El Castillo
Kingston Residence of Santa Fe
Mi Casa Bonita
MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care of Santa Fe
Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe
The Legacy at Santa Fe
The Montecito Santa Fe

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It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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