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Independent Living in
Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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U.S. News Best Independent Living

Fairwinds – Rio Rancho offers award-winning independent living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Located in the residential area of Rio Rancho, our independent living community takes advantage of all that our area has to offer, better equipping our residents to stay active and independent. Our holistic approach to living well infuses every aspect of community life, from dining to activities, inspiring our residents to grow, not age.

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Life at Fairwinds - Rio Rancho

Your day, your choice. At Fairwinds – Rio Rancho, you will have the freedom to find joy and delight in the everyday details. Take a day trip to Santa Fe, catch glow-up and mass ascension at Balloon Fiesta, or ask new friends to join you for a wine tasting at nearby Acequia Vineyards & Winery. Or, stay at home for high tea in our English-style tea room, expand your horizons by learning a new language with Rosetta Stone, and grab a session with your personal trainer. Delight is in the details, and you’ll find it every day at Fairwinds – Rio Rancho.

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The Leisure Care Difference

Today's older adults aren't wrapping up their life's journey, they're seeking a new one. And Leisure Care is here to inspire them to embrace joy and purpose in their lives. For nearly 50 years, we've been reimagining and reinventing senior living, making sure older adults have the most fulfilling, rewarding, and productive opportunities possible.

From our hospitality-based care to our signature programming, we take a beyond-the-body approach to well-being that goes beyond the basics because we know you're anything but. We're paying attention, providing new and innovative ways to help seniors rediscover, reinvigorate and occasionally even reinvent themselves.

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Independent Living Services

Fairwinds - Rio Rancho offers intentional and purposeful independent living services that are here to inspire and delight while supporting the best version of each resident. You’ll find the freedom to pursue a new interest, rediscover a lifelong passion, cultivate meaningful relationships, and continue to serve your community in relevant ways. We are dedicated to ensuring the comfort of our residents and offer assisted living services so that our residents can continue living in their apartment homes within Fairwinds – Rio Rancho, even if their needs should change over time.
  • Robust Calendar of Daily Activities
  • PrimeFit Wellness
  • BrainHQ
  • Travel by Leisure Care
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Housekeeping
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We know that living well means dining well. Here, you will do both. Grab a cocktail with friends in our bistro before sitting down to enjoy good food with good friends. With fresh ingredients and seasonal menus, our in-house chef prepares scratch-made meals that fuel your active lifestyle.

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PrimeFit Wellness

PrimeFit Wellness is our signature approach to health that supports physical, mental, emotional, and social needs. Here, wellness is about more than hitting the gym a few times a week. Whether you’re climbing La Luz or shopping Canyon Road, our beyond-the-body approach to wellness will help you be present for every meaningful moment of your life.

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Floor Plans

We offer spacious studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom independent living apartment homes licensed for assisted living with fully equipped kitchens, walk-in closets, individually controlled heating, and built-in emergency communication systems.

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Visit Us for a Tour

Better with age, exceptional with us!
Come and see how Fairwinds - Rio Rancho Independent Living in Rio Rancho, NM, is helping seniors rediscover (and sometimes reinvent) themselves.

Our residential community is peaceful and serene, located just northeast of the thriving city of Albuquerque. We are conveniently located off of 528, minutes away from both I-40 and I-25, and just 4 miles from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Park. Our residents and their families enjoy peace of mind, knowing our community is near world-class medical facilities like the New Mexico Sandoval Regional Medical Center, Lovelace Westside Hospital, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, and Presbyterian Healthcare Services.

Fairwinds - Rio Rancho Reviews

4.6 (18 Comments) *
4.6 out of 5(18 Comments) *
You will not be making a mistake by moving here
This is a good place to live in if your can no longer be in your own home.
Fairwinds is doing a great job in care of us

* Reviews collected via phone surveys conducted by the National Research Corporation. Contact the community to share your thoughts.

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Rio Rancho Independent Living Q&A

Independent living, also known as a retirement home, is a community for seniors who want to live with others in the same life stage but do not need care services. Seniors in independent living are largely independent and do not need 24-hour monitoring or care. Contact Fairwinds – Rio Rancho to get pricing info and more details about our senior housing options.

An independent living facility typically provides an apartment-style home, meals, an activities calendar, and ample opportunities for social engagement. Independent living does not provide assistance with activities of daily living.

Independent living is a type of senior living, along with assisted living and memory care. In assisted living, residents receive assistance with activities of daily living, or ADLs. ADLs typically include dressing, grooming, incontinence care, and medication management. In memory care, residents receive services for Alzheimer’s disease and related forms of dementia.

There are several benefits of retiring in New Mexico. New Mexico has a low cost of living, a rich history and culture, plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure, and a year-round temperate climate with four seasons. Additionally, the state boasts art museums and delicious southwestern cuisine.

Independent living offers no care services and is not covered by Medicare. Medicare may cover some forms of long-term care or assisted living.

License #5720
920 Riverview Drive Southeast, Rio Rancho, NM
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