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Cost of New Mexico Adult Day Care Centers

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of adult day care in New Mexico is $2,135 per month.

The monthly base rate for New Mexico adult day care is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. New Mexico is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for in New Mexico. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

New Mexico$2,135

New Mexico Adult Day Care Information

In New Mexico, adult day care programs can be either public or private facilities that provide care, services, and supervision for three or more nonresident adults for fewer than 24 hours of any day. They are defined as health facilities and are required to be licensed by the licensing authority. The state licenses three types of facilities: adult day care center, adult day care home, and new or innovative programs for providing adult day care.

New Mexico Adult Day Care Minimum Standards

The State of New Mexico requires that adult day care activities must be designed to meet the needs and interests of the participants as determined by their individual plans of care, and at the same time, shall be consistent with the programís goals. Required services are not specifically mentioned other than meals. Any licensed facility with staff who supervises the self-administration of medication for participants must be in possession of an appropriate custodial drug permit as required by the state board of pharmacy. The only medications that can be kept in the facility are those that can be self-administered by the participant.

All facilities must complete a thorough orientation for all new staff members before they can begin working with participants. The minimum requirements for such training must include the scope of services, activities, and programs offered by the facility, emergency first aid procedures, recognition of illness and abuse, fire prevention measures and emergency evacuation plans, review of licensing regulations, specific concerns of the elderly and/or disabled, participant rights and sanitation procedures. New Mexico requires a staff to participant ratio of 1:5. Once a facility has met all of the initial requirements, then a one year license is issued. Following the initial license, a survey will be conducted at least once a year by personnel of the licensing authority. The summary of adult day care requirements in New Mexico can be found here.

New Mexico Adult Day Care Medicaid Waivers

The state provides for two levels of adult day health care through the Disabled and Elderly (D&E) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver Program.

New Mexico Adult Day Care Resources

Aging and Disability Resource Center
1-800-432-2080 (toll-free in New Mexico)

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