New Mexico is home to nearly 530,000 people over the age of 55, according to US Census data. These mature residents benefit from New Mexico's warm, dry climate and relatively low cost of living, as well as the state's numerous attractions. Art lovers enjoy discovering the vibrant artistic community in Santa Fe, while Albuquerque also plays host to frequent artistic exhibitions and cultural events. Residents of New Mexico independent living facilities who like to spend their days in the great outdoors are well-served by New Mexico's millions of acres of protected national forests, including Santa Fe National Forest and Cibola National Forest near Albuquerque, which present opportunities for hiking and wildlife watching. Learning about New Mexico's ancient past is also a fascinating experience, with the Aztec Ruins National Monument close to the towns of Aztec and Farmington, attracting thousands of interested visitors every year.
Independent Living in New Mexico Defined
New Mexico independent living facilities cater to retirees who do not require full-time nursing care but who would like to be part of a supportive community. Independent living is for healthy adults who want to maintain their independence while enjoying the social activities, transportation and amenities that a retirement community provides. Independent living homes are designed to be perfectly suited to the needs of active seniors who want the ability to cook, clean and entertain as much as they want with the flexibility of knowing those services are also provided on site should they not. Seniors who need consistent, regular supervision or assistance with activities of daily living, such as dressing, bathing and eating, are better suited to assisted living. Those with serious medical conditions should instead consider a nursing home or care home where 24/7 medical care can be provided. You can find facilities that offer assisted living and skilled nursing services in New Mexico in our Assisted Living and Nursing Homes categories respectively.
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