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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

Texas$758
Oklahoma$1,300
Colorado$1,408
U.S.$1,492
Arizona$1,733
Utah$1,928
New Mexico$2,135

Researching New Mexico Adult Day Care? Ask these questions:

  • Does New Mexico require adult day care agencies to be licensed?
    If so, is the agency licensed to provide adult day care in New Mexico?
  • What is the operating schedule of the New Mexico adult day care center?
    Does this operating schedule comply with New Mexico requirements?
  • Does the adult day care agency meet New Mexico's minimum standards?
    These would cover New Mexico requirements for having a proper emergency plan, proper nutrition for meals, snacks and beverages, identification of the health needs of the clients and proper social services attention.
  • What staff are available at the adult day care center?
    Does the staff meet the New Mexico requirements?
  • How does the adult day care agency handle medication administration?
    Ensure the management of medication by the agency meets New Mexico guidelines.
  • Does New Mexico require the adult day care facility to have an ample means of transportation?
    If so, what type for transportation does the adult day care center offer?
  • Are there specific dementia requirements for adult day care in New Mexico?
    Find out if and how the agency serves Alzheimer's and dementia participants.
  • Does New Mexico review and inspect adult day care centers?
    If so, what was the latest rating of the center? Have complaints been filed?
  • Does Medicaid cover adult day care services in New Mexico?
    If you cannot afford the service, does the agency accept New Mexico Medicaid waivers?

Helpful New Mexico Resources for Seniors

Looking for guidance about your care? The local New Mexico long-term care ombudsman can help offer guidance about your care needs. Your New Mexico ombudsman is a helpful resource. You can contact them at:
Benefits Counseling Program
nmaging.state.nm.us
Local: (505) 476-4799
Tollfree: (800) 432-2080
As a New Mexico Medicare or Medigap consumer, do you have questions about your policy and coverage options? The New Mexico state department of insurance can help, contact at:
Department of Insurance of New Mexico
nmprc.state.nm.us
Local: (505) 827-4601
Tollfree: (888) 727-5772
Are you familiar with every health-based program available to New Mexico residents? There may be New Mexico health-based programs and services that you are not aware of. Contact your New Mexico Health Department at the following:
New Mexico Department of Health
health.state.nm.us
Local: (505) 827-2613
Spanish: (505) 476-3656
Are you in New Mexico and are on a low income or having trouble covering your medical bills? There may be help. Contact your New Mexico medical assistance office at:
Department of Human Services of New Mexico
state.nm.us
Local: (505) 827-3100
Tollfree: (888) 997-2583
Spanish: (800) 432-6217
Are you familiar with the New Mexico Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

New Mexico Area Agencies on the Aging provide numerous services and assistance to those 60 and over. Your local AAA offers guidance on insurance counseling, transportation, caregiver support, assistance programs and referrals and more.

Find and Contact your local New Mexico AAA below:

City of Albuquerque Bernalillo County Area Agency on Aging
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 768-2745
Non Metro Area Agency on Aging
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 395-2668

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