The New Mexico Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in New Mexico. With an aging population, the average cost of care in New Mexico averages between $22.50 an hour for home care to $8,060 a month for skilled nursing care. This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

New Mexico Key Statistics

Choosing Long Term Care in New Mexico

  • New Mexico Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in New Mexico is $22.50, making New Mexico the same cost as the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • New Mexico Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in New Mexico is $2,933 per month making New Mexico more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • New Mexico Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in New Mexico is $4,100 per month making New Mexico more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • New Mexico Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in New Mexico is $8,060 per month making New Mexico less expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

New Mexico Senior Services

New Mexico Aging & Long-Term Services Department

Address: 2550 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 27118, Santa Fe, NM 87502-7118

Phone: 1-505-476-4799 

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New Mexico State Plan on Aging

New Mexico Elder Justice and Advocacy

Phone: 1-866-654-3219 

Toll-Free: 1-505-476-4912 

To report Elder Abuse:

Northeast: Serving Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Taos, Colfax, Union, Mora, Harding, San Miguel, and Guadalupe counties: 1-505-425-9335

Northwest: Serving San Juan, McKinley, Cibola, Valencia, and Socorro counties, in addition to part of Sandoval county: 1-505-287-1312

Metro: Serving Bernalillo, Torrance, and Sandoval counties: 1-505-841-4500

Southeast: Serving Lincoln, De Baca, Quay, Curry, Roosevelt, Chaves, Eddy, and Lea counties: 1-575-624-6071 ext. 1130

Southwest: Serving Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, Sierra, Luna, Dona Ana, and Otero counties: 1-575-373-5570

New Mexico Support for Caregivers

The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) assists caregivers in finding services and resources, statewide:

Phone:  1-505-476-4846

Toll-Free: 1-800-432-2080

TTY: 1-505-476-4937

New Mexico Senior Disaster Preparedness

New Mexico Health Care Fraud

New Mexico Long-Term Care Ombudsman

To report facility abuse, neglect, or exploitation, call our hotline: 1-866-451-2901 

New Mexico Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

New Mexico Medicare and Insurance Counseling

New Mexico Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

New Mexico Prescription Assistance

New Mexico County Offices for Aging

City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Area Agency on Aging (Serving PSA 1)

Address: PO Box 1293, Albuquerque, NM  87103

Phone: (505) 768-2084

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Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging (Serving PSA’s 2, 3, 4)

Address: 3900 Paseo Del Sol, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Phone: 1-866-699-4927

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Navajo Area Agency on Aging (Serving PSA 5)

Address: PO Box 1390, Window Rock, AZ  86515

Phone: (928) 871-6868

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Indian Area Agency on Aging (Serving PSA 6)

Address: 625 Silver SW, Suite 414, Albuquerque, NM  87102

Phone: (505) 629-8544

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Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

New Mexico Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

New Mexico Senior Health Studies

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