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Finding a Catholic assisted living facility in New Mexico may seem like a tall order. In fact, there are very few, if any, faith based assisted living facilities of any type in the state of NM. It could be that those Catholic Retirement Communities that are available are just too small to appear in any searches but it does probably mean faithful seniors will have to look for senior living homes that are in close proximity to active parishes, as their best alternative.

Cost of Catholic Assisted Living in New Mexico

The cost for all assisted living facilities, with or without a focus on faith, average $4,100 per month. This is pretty much in line with the national average of $4,000 and there are some communities in the state that are less than that. Albuquerque is a good example, where the average cost is $4,050 but there are a number of assisted living facilities that are closer to the $3,500 range. Farmington, NM is the most expensive destination in the state but even here, it’s just $4,600 per month, which isn’t wildly out of line with national averages.

Amenities in Catholic Assisted Living Communities in New Mexico

Given the lack of any Catholic assisted living facilities, seniors will have to create their own amenities that will keep their faith alive. The first and best way to do that will likely be to find an assisted living facility that is close to a parish church and then ensure they will be happy to help residents attend the mass at that church each day.

The next things seniors can do is find an assisted living facility with other seniors that share the faith and create faith-based groups that can work together to keep a healthy focus on God and prayer. Assisted living facilities in New Mexico will already have various interest groups within their communities so having a faith related group should not present any issues. Be sure though before settling on any one.

Be active in the local parish and invite members of the parish into the assisted living facility to offer bible studies and other educational programs. Make these a part of the regular routine and even the absence of a Catholic assisted living environment will have no real impact on the faithful lives of their residents.

Seniors also need to consider how they can get the care teams in these homes involved in helping them stay connected to their faith. For example, a simple reminder at 3:00 PM for the prayer of Divine Mercy and another at 6:00 PM for the Angelus should work wonders for faithful seniors that might be a bit forgetful.

Faithful seniors in New Mexico will have to take the bull by the horns and make their own space where their faith can be nurtured. As they have always been, they will have to be resourceful in that effort but it certainly isn’t impossible. The right assisted living facility, faith-based or not, will help make good things happen.

Catholic Retirement Communities in New Mexico - General Amenities

If age and old were synonymous, no one over the age of sixty-five would be having fun in life. How depressing would that be? Fortunately, they are not synonymous. It is attitude that determines how old seniors are, and that’s true whether they are 65 or 85. Seniors just need a bit of a helping hand to get through each day and the good vibes will follow. This is what assisted living facilities are designed for and these are the types of seniors they are designed to serve.

Assisted living facilities deliver ADL’s, (Assisted Daily Living services), that help seniors deal with the normal activities that are an important part of each day. For example, those that are having difficulty with mobility and flexibility can count on a helping hand with bathing, dressing and grooming. If they are having a hard time with balance and stamina, they will enjoy a helping hand getting up and around as each day unfolds. If manual dexterity is an issue, they’ll be help with eating and if memory lapses are a problem, they’ll be help with medication management. These are standard parts of the ADL service these assisted living centers provide.

For seniors with issues resulting from dementia, there is memory care that goes above and beyond the ADL care. For these seniors, there will be a more secure environment in memory care facilities that helps keep them safe, and a more organized environment that helps them stay connected and meaningfully alert. There will still be offered various types of therapy as well that help develop better recall and memory retention. This service does come with some additional cost but for seniors and their loved ones, this is a critical care level.

Most assisted living facilities take pride in offering food that rivals many quality restaurants. Menus offer many choices at each meal, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Special menus are offered for help celebrate special occasions. Dishes are created in partnership with qualified dieticians and are prepared by professional chefs. Meals are served in stylish dining rooms, around tables that are perfect for both small and large gatherings of friends and even family. For many seniors, this is a real highlight of life in an assisted living facility.

You never get too old to look good, so many assisted living facilities have in-house salons and barbershops that will pamper seniors. Some Catholic Retirement Communities also offer spa treatments as well so seniors can enjoy a whole day pampering that can actually be quite therapeutic.

Privacy isn’t left behind in an assisted living facility. Seniors will be able to choose from various types of apartments; with space they can call their own. These include studio suites, along with one- and two-bedroom apartments. For those that are happy to share, there are even semi private rooms for 2 to 4 seniors.

Catholic assisted living facilities may not be available in New Mexico but that doesn’t mean seniors can’t find healthy living options. They’ll just have to work a bit harder to nurture their faith.

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