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Fairwinds – Rio Rancho is a premier senior living community in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

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Today’s assisted living communities are all about you. Over the past 25 years, our assisted living community in Rio Rancho is a luxurious apartment-style residence with 24-hour access to a well-trained and dedicated staff that is committed to providing the care you want when you need it most.

We are extremely flexible, so you’ll get precisely the help you want when you need it. Services can be added at any time, including temporary support services. Whether it’s medication management, helping with mobility, coordinating care with your physicians, or making sure you look your best at happy hour, we’re here to help.


Choosing a community that offers a continuum of care will allow you to stay in your community, and often even in your own apartment if needs change over time and you find that you want some extra help. It’s just another way that our senior living serves you. Fairwinds – Rio Rancho takes a unique approach to senior living, offering holistic and compassionate services personalized to each resident. By tailoring our senior care services to meet the unique physical, social, and emotional needs of your loved one we ensure that each day is filled with purpose and meaning. We don’t take an umbrella approach to care for someone living in one of our assisted living communities. 

Every one of our senior living communities features amenities and services that improve the quality of life for residents living. High-quality senior living communities are often compared to resort-style vacations, where everything you need is just a phone call away. With a dedicated staff committed to planning activities, excursions, and events that are fun and designed around you and your interests. Come and design your retirement at Fairwinds – Rio Rancho.

Our warm and inviting residential community is active and fun – a place where seniors come to live life well. We offer independent living and assisted living services in our home-like community in the heart of Rio Rancho.

Located just north of Albuquerque, our residents enjoy convenient access to world-class shopping, dining, and medical services in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood. We are committed to providing the highest level of service, working around the clock to ensure the comfort of each resident. Our Fairwinds – Rio Rancho senior living staff is understanding and compassionate, encouraging residents to become an active part of community life.

Community life at Fairwinds – Rio Rancho is nothing less than absolute fun. With concierge services, language lessons through Rosetta Stone, weekly happy hours serving your favorite cocktails, and tea in our English-style tea room available to the public for private tea, our residents remain active and engaged in social activities while also enjoying their privacy in apartment-style homes.

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Fairwinds - Rio Rancho

920 Riverview Drive Southeast

Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Health and Safety in our Community

We recognize that the current situation is impacting everyone, and we want you to know that our priorities have not changed; the health of our residents and employees remains our primary focus. We have taken significant steps to modify our operations in an effort to keep everyone safe. We are proud to say that our enhanced protocols and cleaning procedures exceed the CDC’s guidelines.

COVID-19 Vaccinations at Leisure Care Communities

We are excited to announce that Leisure Care communities have partnered with CVS pharmacies to administer the COVID-19 vaccine on-site in each of our communities for every resident, making the vaccine easy and convenient for those who need it most.

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How you visit our community depends on you, your schedule, and your comfort. We are now scheduling in-person private tours as well as live virtual tours.

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Floor Plans

In our independent and assisted living community, we offer spacious studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments with generous kitchens, individually controlled heating and air-conditioning units, and built-in emergency communication systems.


400 - 511 Square Feet

One Bedroom

559 - 713 Square Feet

Two Bedroom

796 Square Feet

Two Bedroom

858 - 1061 Square Feet

Community Highlights

BrainHQ by Posit Science

Fairwinds – Rio Rancho has BrainHQ program designed to help you keep your mind healthy, build a stronger brain, concentrate deeper, and enhance your memory. Try it out!

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Our PrimeFit gym and fitness program includes all kinds of exercise, from yoga to tai chi.

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We’re looking for passionate people who want to build a career they’ll love while enriching the lives of seniors. We offer a variety of exciting opportunities in different departments. Our priorities are to put family first, give back to the community second, and finally, meaningfully contribute to the company.


We regularly modify our protocols in alignment with best practices as determined by the CDC and state regulatory bodies, while also seeking alignment with our company values of doing the right thing.

To apply, email your resume and community location preference to [email protected].

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Fairwinds – Rio Rancho Reviews

Read reviews and testimonials from residents and family members for Fairwinds – Rio Rancho senior living, a Leisure Care community.

“I feel safe because precautions for the residents here are far better than I imagined them to be. The staff has been amazing and has gone out of their way to made every day as pleasant as possible. I want to say THANK YOU to our caregivers. Stay well, everyone!”– Alice, resident

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Read reviews and testimonials from residents and family members for Fairwinds Rio Rancho senior living, a Leisure Care community. “I am writing this note to give you my sincere thanks. I recently received my COVID vaccine shots at Fairwinds – Rio Rancho. I am 68 years old, undergoing radiation treatment for cancer, diabetic, and struggle […]

At Leisure Care, every day brings Five-Star Fun. But, what does that actually look like? We are glad you asked. It’s a celebration – a celebration of life, of retirement, and of our residents. Our residents are what makes each of our communities so special, so vibrant, so, well…fun! For some of our residents, Five-Star […]

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Community Details



Our residential community is peaceful and serene, located just north of the thriving city of Albuquerque. We are conveniently located off of 528, minutes away from both I-40 and I-25, and 4 miles from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Park.


  • Spacious studio, one-bedroom, and two bedroom apartments
  • Mountain and courtyard views available
  • Kitchenette equipped with stove/stove top and refrigerator
  • Patios
  • Individually controlled heating and refrigerated air-conditioning
  • Built-in emergency pull cord system
  • Emergency fire sprinkler in all apartments
  • Walk-in showers


  • Visiting Dentist
  • 24-Hour Awake Staff
  • Visiting Physical Therapist
  • Visiting Occupational Therapist
  • Visiting Podiatrist
  • PrimeFit Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Training
  • LPN On Staff
  • House Calls from Local Doctors
  • On-Site Home Health Agency
  • Sales Advisor Available 7 days/week
  • 24-Hour Assisted Living Staff
  • Maintenance Staff Available Daily
  • Program Supervisor
  • Concierge Available 5 days/week


  • Pet care available, including dog walking services
  • Accepts dogs and cats



“The tour was great, the grounds were beautiful and I was very impressed with the price point, the dining, and the entertainment. They even have a tea room, which I know my grandmother would love!” – Shelley M.


  • BrainHQ, brain training by Posit Science
  • Travel by Leisure Care
  • Concierge Services
  • Lounges
  • Activity Room
  • Full-Service Salon
  • Private Mailboxes
  • Weekly Housekeeping and linen service
  • Transportation Services
  • Shuttle Service
  • Computer Room with Internet
  • Movie Theater with theatre-style seating
  • Private Shopper
  • Weekly Outings
  • Essential Shop
  • Covered Parking Available
  • Mailing Services including USPS, UPS, and FedEx
  • Billiards
  • Bocce Ball Court
  • Enclosed Courtyard
  • Church Services Available
  • Guest Suites
  • Library
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Fairwinds - Rio Rancho
920 Riverview Drive Southeast Rio Rancho NM 87124
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