Fairwinds - Rio Rancho


920 Riverview DR SE , Rio Rancho, NM 87124

(855) 840-7257

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We found Fairwinds for Mother. Everything has been wonderful and top notch. The facility is great and clean. Everybody we dealt with was good. There's about 10 different things to do every day on top of the weekly and monthly activities. We're very happy with the choice.

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My dad and his partner have been at Fairwinds - Rio Rancho for about two and half years, and it's a wonderful community. They've been very happy there and I can't say enough good things about them. They have very good continuity of caring staff. My first impression when I walked in was it's like a very busy hotel in Las Vegas. There were people all over the place and there was a lot of movement. Fairwinds bent over backwards to try to accommodate them in assisted living. One of the nice things that's a little unusual was they also offer two-bedroom apartments in their assisted living wing. For my dad and his partner, there's a real sense of community. They have terrific staff, services and activities. It's spotlessly clean, very well-run, and in a really nice location in Rio Rancho, especially for more active seniors. They have a shuttle bus, and the place is just right around the corner from a shopping center, bank, and pharmacies. It's an excellent location since it's in a beautiful neighborhood, and they have gorgeous views of the mountains. The staff is always accessible and very professional. The food is very good, and my dad gave it a thumbs-up. They have nice spaces, a salon in-house, a library, several nice gathering areas, and a little pub area. It's a sizeable community, and they do a nice job. There's always something going on, and they have vendors come into the lobby area and live music every week at happy hour; they work hard at keeping everybody engaged. My dad is very engaged in their bridge club and in their very nice gym. My dad has been working out with the trainer, who's terrific and very well-qualified. You can have private appointments with him and he's doing some special sessions with my dad for a very moderate additional price. I also see him working with the seniors and leading classes. It's one of the best values for what it is.

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I Am/Was A Resident Of This Facility

I'm in Fairwinds. The setting is very nice, it's very comfortable, and it has worked out really well. The staff is wonderful, but the food is not really good. All the activities are very good. The have a great person that does the activities, and the outings are very good.

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Fairwinds - Rio Rancho was pretty nice. I was amazed that the rooms were as big as they were, both for the 1-bedroom and for the studio apartment. They seemed to have quite a few activities. The food was really delicious. One of the rooms had a terrific view of the mountains, but it was more expensive. I had to ask if there was ever an increase before they came forward to about a 2% increase in around a year. They weren't upfront about that. I had to ask twice and I didn't really like that. The lady who showed us around was really nice and down to earth. The first lady I met -- who was in charge of the touring and the leasing -- was too much of a salesperson and very business like. She's very nice, but it became too superficial. However, I was impressed that if you wanted to travel somewhere, they would make travel arrangements for you. It just seemed a bit rundown.

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I Visited This Facility

We toured Fairwinds and it was very nice, warm, and the apartments were very nice. I have a friend living there, too. I had lunch there and it was very nice.

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Fairwinds - Rio Rancho has a very pleasant atmosphere. They offered housekeeping one day a week, you decide how many meals you have, and they have a lot of activities and transportation to appointments. The menus looked very good.

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The food in Fairwinds Rio Rancho's restaurant was good. It was very beautiful and they have less of an annual increase than most places. They have two meals a day and you can choose lunch or dinner, and if you want, you can also choose breakfast as one of the meals. You can also purchase breakfast or one of the other meals. They have weekly housekeeping and laundry, a dedicated person in the gym to help residents to work out, and they have a very nice movie theater. The woman who took us around was very intelligent, knowledgeable, patient, nice, and answered all our questions. The waitress in the restaurant was very helpful. I had a special request for my food and she made sure that happened.

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They clean the apartments every week at Fairwinds. However, the food was not well presented. The cafe looked perfectly acceptable and the 3 meals were nice, but they were very strict about the hours. They had a library, a movie room, a gym, and rides to places.

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Fairwinds Rio Rancho was very good, but they were a little further away from where I live. The staff sat down with me, went over things with me, and showed me a couple of rooms. The ones I looked at were apartment types. They have bingo and games -- pretty much the same as the other communities.

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I Visited This Community

Fairwinds was an older property that had not been updated. The dining room and the furniture were old and not in good shape. The residents did not look happy. The salesperson just showed us one apartment, took us to the dining room, and left. She was not as friendly and did not seem like she really wanted us.

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I Visited This Community

We were very impressed with Fairwinds Rio Rancho. The rooms were very spacious and nice. The dining area was excellent. There were so many activities like live music, happy hour, and workout center. I was very pleased with everyone.

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We were very impressed with Fairwinds. This is probably what we will choose because it’s the closest to us, and we felt that it was the nicest. The size of the rooms was nice. The studio apartment, which is probably what my aunt would get, was quite large. They had a lot of activities, and the place was very clean and looked very well kept. The people were very nice, especially the two gals that showed us around, and we just were very impressed. It had a beautiful view of the mountains.

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Fairwinds is an excellent facility, and I am very pleased with it. It's very clean and spacious. The staff was very thorough, competent, and very concerned about the residents getting to activities. There's a lot of participation. The dining area and staff are excellent.

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I Am A Current/Past Resident

I visited Fairwinds for my parents. It’s a nice facility, but it’s older and in some ways, a little bit more rundown. The people are nice, but the facility’s smaller and has fewer amenities. It’s a little overpriced for what’s available. The staff is amazing.

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Costs for Fairwinds - Rio Rancho

Assisted Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 2,100

Independent Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 2,000

Amenities at Fairwinds - Rio Rancho

Property Info

Emergency Services: Less than 1 Mile

Shopping: Less than 1 Mile

Recreation: Less than 1 Mile

Minimum Age: 62

Private Units

Studio Apartments

1-Bedroom Units

2-Bedroom Units

Air Conditioning/Climate Control

Full Kitchen

Emergency Call System

24-Hour Staffing

Parking Provided

Fitness Room/Gym

Beauty/Barber Shop

Computer Center

Activity Room

Gift Shop

TV Rooms


Full-Time Activity Director

Social Events

Trips & Outings

Spiritual Activities

Exercise Classes

Live, On-site Entertainment

Educational Opportunities

Brain Fitness Program

Nintendo Wii


Outside Patio/Gardens

Computer/Internet Access

Cable/Satellite TV

Dedicated Concierge

Pet Policy: Pets allowed

Restaurant-style Dining


Private Dining Room

Fairwinds Tea Room


Medication Management

Help with Activities of Daily Living

Transportation to Appointments

Other Transportation Provided

Guest Apartment

Guest Meals

Private Laundry

Room Service


Linen Service

PrimeFit Personal Trainer

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Description of Fairwinds - Rio Rancho


With views of Sandia Mountains from each window and nearby shopping just moments away, Fairwinds - Rio Rancho retirement community appeals to the nature-lover and shopper alike. Each day is filled with warmth and laughter, because we pride ourselves on hiring friendly employees, and our residents embrace a life filled with fun.

Fairwinds – Rio Rancho is managed by Leisure Care. A company that has been a leader in senior living for over 30 years, Leisure Care has become legendary for its commitment to quality services.

Featured Amenities

We offer several apartment home floor plans including studio, or one- and two-bedroom options that you can choose from. Each apartment home is spacious, complete with a kitchen and wall-to-wall carpeting. For safety, there is an emergency communication system. Complimentary laundry facilities are available on-site.

When you join our community, you won't miss cooking when you can sample the seasonal menus created by our culinary staff at the Fairwinds Tea Room and Red Sky Restaurant and pub. Our elegant dining room features restaurant-style dining where you can socialize with friends over meals or linger afterwards over coffee. And the evening isn't over as there is always the options to relax in the TV room and start a game.

Available Services

You will find life becomes just a bit easier upon joining our community. Our weekly housekeeping and linen services means you don't have to worry about cleaning, and since we provide transportation to group events and personal appointments, you get to relax in the back seat and enjoy the drive.

At our community, we offer both independent and assisted living lifestyles. Because we want you to live a productive and healthy life, we promise each day will be filled with both mentally and physically stimulating fitness activities led by trained staff.

Whether you are enjoying an independent lifestyle or needing a bit of assisted living, consider making Fairwinds – Rio Rancho your new home.