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Page Reviewed / Updated – March 9, 2023
Los Lunas is a cozy village in Valencia County, NM, just a few miles south of Albuquerque. Home to nearly 18,000 people, 18% of the town’s residents are seniors aged 65 and over. The community enjoys warm summers and long, dry spring and summer seasons. Winters are relatively mild.
Los Lunas has a low cost of living compared to the national average, and health costs are especially low in the area’s several Medicare-eligible hospitals and clinics. New Mexico taxes all forms of retirement income, however many seniors qualify for a discount that can help save a significant amount on their taxes. This discount can help seniors who want to move into one of the area’s many assisted living communities.
Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey doesn’t have data specific to Los Lunas, though data is available for nearby Albuquerque. Here, seniors can expect to pay an average of $4,750 a month for assisted living. This cost is only about $250 a month more than both the state average of $4,498 and the national average of $4,500 per month.
Note: Data for Los Lunas was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Albuquerque, was used instead.
This guide reviews the 10 best assisted living facilities in Los Lunas with an eye toward helping seniors and their families choose the right fit.
Senior Living Systems
The rooms at Senior Living Systems are all wired for cable and high-speed internet, though a strong Wi-Fi signal is also available throughout the facility. The community's 51 residents can share professionally prepared meals in the restaurant-style dining room, or they can call down for room service and enjoy a private meal at home. Meals include vegetarian, diabetic and other special menus. A party space is available for special events, and outdoor occasions can be held in the spacious courtyard and garden area, which are close to the pool and the spa. Generous guest and resident parking is provided behind a remote security gate that also encloses hiking trails where residents can walk their small pets.
BeeHive Homes of Bosque Farms
BeeHive Homes of Bosque Farms looks after its residents with complimentary daily housekeeping and laundry services. Utilities are included for all residents, including telephone and basic cable TV service. A secure outdoor courtyard is ideal for community events held during Albuquerque's long warm season. This smoke-free facility has a hair and nail salon to look after residents' grooming needs, and meals in the shared dining hall are all from a dietitian-approved menu that includes snacks all day long. Outside, BeeHive Homes boasts a vast green lawn the neatly surrounds the Texas Colonial-style buildings, all of them ringed with handsome white picket fences and spacious wraparound porches.
Brookdale Valencia has studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with in-room kitchens, though a spacious dining room is open all day for shared meals. It makes our list due to the array of amenities offered to residents. Seniors can get their grooming needs looked after in the salon, relax outdoors in the garden and patio area, or use the pool and spa. Indoors, a party space is ready for special occasions, and a well-equipped fitness room helps residents keep up with their exercise. Guests are encouraged to visit at mealtimes or overnight, and parking is available for residents' visiting loved ones. A skilled nurse is on staff during business hours to provide medication management and therapeutic assistance.
The Woodmark at Uptown
The Woodmark at Uptown has several community amenities for its senior residents. A party space and coffee shop are good for casual get-togethers, the TV room hosts regular movie nights, and the outdoor garden and patio are ideal for fresh air and long evenings together. The studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments at The Woodmark have kitchens and kitchenettes, basic cable TV and high-speed internet connections. A well-equipped computer room and strong Wi-Fi signal are also available for residents and their guests. The fitness room hosts yoga, tai chi and Wii sports classes to help residents keep fit. The nursing staff assists with residents' individual care plans, including medication management and rehab services.
The studio and one-bedroom apartments at Morada Albuquerque have kitchenettes for residents who'd like to prepare meals for themselves, though shared meals and room service are also available. Special events can be held in the festive party space, and larger get-togethers are often held in the TV room. Apartments are wired for cable TV, and all pets are welcome in residents' rooms and on the community's walking paths. Other amenities include a beauty and barbershop, library with book club meetings, fitness room where residents can practice yoga and tai chi, and an outdoor community garden. Staff is fluent in English and Spanish, and the kitchen serves diabetic, low-salt and vegetarian meals three times daily.
Brookdale Tramway Ridge
The studio and two-bedroom apartments at Brookdale Tramway Ridge have their own kitchenettes and climate control, which extends to companion suites that are also available for residents who need them. Staff organize off-site activities, including shopping trips and medical office visits with personal attendants as needed. Guest and resident parking is available in the large surface parking lot, and the spacious garden and patio areas are big enough to host large groups for outdoor events, while the indoor party space is ideal for gatherings out of the sun or cool night air. A beauty salon and barbershop tends to the personal care needs of residents, and weekly religious services are hosted for all who are interested in attending.
The Village at Alameda
The 86 residents who live at The Village at Alameda have their choice between studio and one-bedroom apartments, each with its own kitchen or well-stocked kitchenette, though a communal dining room serves three meals a day plus snacks. Residents can get some exercise in the fitness room or take in an event in the library, where book clubs and visiting lectures are regularly organized. A general store provides the must-have items residents need, such as snacks and personal care items, and the beauty/barbershop looks after residents' hair and nail care. Residents can keep connected with in-room internet, the shared computer room, or the free Wi-Fi that's available throughout the facility.
The 55-and-over residents at Morada Quintessence can share meals together in a large restaurant-style dining room, cook at home in their generously equipped kitchen and kitchenette areas, or just stay in and have room service deliver breakfast, lunch or dinner. A party space is open for residents planning special events such as birthday parties, and the TV room is perfect for popcorn and movie nights. Rooms at Morada are wired for cable TV, internet and an emergency call service that helps keep residents safe. The facility includes a beauty and barbershop, garden and patio, library, fitness room, and arts center.
BeeHive Homes of Albuquerque
The small community at BeeHive Homes of Albuquerque makes it onto our list due to its low resident-to-staff ratio, which maximizes the time and attention available for each of the residents aged 55 and older. Services include care plan assistance, personal care and bathing help, medication management, and other caregiver and nursing services. Basic utilities are included in the standard room rate, along with cable TV and free public Wi-Fi. Residents can relax in the inviting, large living room or head outside to share the fresh air of the spacious patio or secure courtyard and garden areas. Linen and towel service is provided, and a wearable emergency pendant call system helps keep seniors safe.
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque makes its way onto this list due to its well-appointed living areas. The 85 residents, aged 55 and over, who call this community home share a graceful space with high ceilings, large windows and wall-to-wall carpeting. Accent and task lighting help create a soft, cozy indoor feel, perfect for the all-day restaurant-style dining room or the intimate private dining space. Fireside patios are great for outdoor get-togethers, while indoor events can be held in the theater, living room or chapel, where religious services are held weekly. Rooms at MorningStar have their own basic cable TV, utilities and individual climate controls. Bathrooms are all accessible and there's an emergency call system for safety.