Fairwinds-Rio Rancho, voted US News & World Report’s Best Senior Living, offers high-quality independent living and assisted living in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

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leisure-care-chair-yogaToday’s assisted living communities are all about you. Over the past 25 years, our Rio Rancho assisted living community has evolved into luxurious apartment-style residences 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.

Our Rio Rancho assisted living services 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.


At Fairwinds – Rio Rancho assisted living community, you design your days. Our residents choose from spacious studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom apartments complete with kitchens, emergency communication systems, and select apartments that feature stunning views of the New Mexico Sandia Mountains. 

Residents enjoy regularly planned outings to nearby museums, Old Town Albuquerque, and nearby shopping and dining. Year-round residents enjoy temperate weather and a variety of festivals. In our premier assisted living community, we provide the care you need to live the life you want. Let us handle home maintenance, cooking, meal preparation, cleaning, and planning. Now is the time to live better than ever at Fairwinds – Rio Rancho

Person-Centered Assisted Living in NM

leisure-care-raised-gardenChoosing a community that offers a range of care services 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 communities serve you.

We don’t take an umbrella approach to care. We know that each resident has a unique life story and we celebrate those stories daily. Assisted living services are a la carte so residents receive the care they want and need while maximizing independence.

High-quality senior living communities are often compared to resort-style vacations, where everything you need is just a phone call away, and Fairwinds – Rio Rancho is no different. With a dedicated staff committed to planning activities, excursions, and events that are fun and designed around you and your interests, our independent living and assisted living community encourages you to design every day of your retirement.

 Our residents and their families enjoy peace of mind, knowing our community is near world-class medical facilities like the University of New Mexico Sandoval Regional Medical Center, Lovelace Westside Hospital, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, and Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

Assisted living costs are in addition to the monthly rent and are based upon an assessment of individual needs and preferences. Our staff will conduct an evaluation of services provided on a regular basis.


  • Activity & Social Planning

  • Eating, Drinking & Meal Support

  • Dressing Assistance

  • Mobility & Escort Assistance

  • Showering & Bathing

  • Personal Appearance & Hygiene Assistance

  • Continence Support & Incontinence Maintenance

  • Emergency pull cord system

  • Communication Assistance

  • Cognitive Support

  • Health Maintenance

  • Care Coordination

  • Medication Management

  • Diabetic Support

  • Hospice Care Available

  • Custom Care Visits with a choice of services

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does Medicare cover for assisted living?

Typically, Medicare does not cover assisted living services. Medicare does cover short-term stays in rehabilitation or skilled nursing facilities but does not cover long-term care services like those provided in an assisted living facility.

Is assisted living cheaper than in-home care?

Many families seeking assisted living are often shocked at the price. However, a closer look will reveal that in many situations, assisted living is cheaper than in-home care. Assisted living communities offer all-inclusive services, including meals, medication management, care, and more. Adding up all the expenses of home-ownership and in-home care often exceeds the all-inclusive cost of assisted living.

What care services are offered in assisted living?

Generally, assisted living services include assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). These include incontinence care, medication administration and management, dressing, grooming, and personal care.

What are some of the benefits of assisted living?

There are several benefits of assisted living. Assisted living communities often offer around-the-clock care so that the needs of residents can be monitored even during the night. Residents in assisted living receive nutritious (and delicious!) meals that meet unique senior nutrition needs. Additionally, assisted living provides a social environment for seniors who may otherwise be isolated.

What is the difference between assisted living, independent living, and memory and dementia care?

In independent living, residents do not receive care services. They are active and mobile and do not require assistance with activities of daily living. Residents in assisted living receive personalized care services that help them live as independently as possible for as long as possible. Seniors in memory care are living with Alzheimer’s disease or a form of dementia and require specialized care to cope with the neurodegenerative disease.

>What type of activities are offered in assisted living facilities?

Assisted living communities like Fairwinds – Rio Rancho NM offer a ranch of services and amenities that truly encourage residents to live better than ever. With an active social calendar, three meals a day, a bistro, a pub, games, a theater, a full-service salon, and more, assisted living residents at Fairwinds – Rio Rancho have everything they need to thrive in retirement.

Hear From Our Staff

  • I love working at Fairwinds – Rio Rancho because I love building relationships with wonderful residents and seeing them happy through our efforts.

    Jaquelin V.
  • I’ve been at Fairwinds – Rio Rancho for 20+ years and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve been here this long because our residents and employees are like family to me.

    Sonny C.

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