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Avamere At Rio Rancho

1000 Riverview Dr. S.E., Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Based on 14 reviews

Services and Housing Options

Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $3,292

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(800) 780-8101

Avamere At Rio Rancho Description

At Avamere at Rio Rancho, we provide a comfortable, safe, and active senior living environment. Our amenities, activities, and services are all catered to you!

No two people are alike, so why should their healthcare be? At Avamere at Rio Rancho, we tailor our care to each individual, ensuring that they get the care they need and want.

Keeping your health in check is easy with regular wellness assessments from our staff. We'll let you know when it's time to take your medications, so you can live without the hassle of remembering. Plus, we offer food that meets your personal dietary needs.

Avamere At Rio Rancho is located 1.3 miles from Rio Rancho, a large town with a population of 87,521. Other nearby cities and towns include Corrales, North Valley, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque and Lee Acres. The community is in a middle class neighborhood where the average income is $60,767, 54% of the country has a higher median income.

This community provides Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Respite Care and has Studio apartments available. Studio apartments start at an estimated $3,292 a month, while the average cost of Independent Living is $3,285 in Rio Rancho, $3,373 in NM, and $3,394 in the United States. These prices are estimated. Avamere At Rio Rancho is a member of a larger group of communities called Avamere. Avamere At Rio Rancho is ranked 13 out of 16 communities in Rio Rancho and is ranked 96 out of 152 communities in NM.

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24-hour staff onsite

medication reminders


alzheimer's and dementia care

personalized, compassionate care

respite care

regular wellness checks

personalized care

individualized care

wellness assessments


fitness classes for all ability levels

daily activities


vibrant activities calendar


exercise programs

wellness programs

ice cream socials

life enrichment programs


engaging activities


nutritious meals


restaurant-style dining


housekeeping and maintenance

in-house transportation

resident council


housekeeping and other services


an emergency response system

spa and salon

emergency call system

safety features in each room


on-site beauty salon

cozy, comfortable living spaces

dining area

independent and assisted living


sundries shop

hair salon

Healthcare Near Avamere At Rio Rancho

Avamere At Rio Rancho is close to a wide range of health providers including hospitals, pharmacies and dentists. The closest hospital is Lovelace Westside Hospital which is 2.9 miles away, but there are also other hospitals in the area including Presbyterian Rust Medical Center, and UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center. Pharmacies close by are Walgreens which is 0.8 miles away, CVS Pharmacy, and Walmart Pharmacy. Have to go to the dentist? Options include Smiles for Kids Orthodontics & Oral Surgery Westside which is 4.4 miles away, Smiles for Kids Dentistry Westside, and Twohig Dentistry.

Surrounding Area

Avamere At Rio Rancho is also close to a range of restaurants, culture, shopping and parks. Looking to go out to eat or order takeout? Order Indian at Namaste, pizza at Village Pizza or barbecue at Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q. Love the arts? Head on over to Pachamama, Moon & Dove Gallery, or Adobe Theater. Enjoy shopping? Spend some time at Southern Plaza, Cottonwood Mall, or Holly Plaza. Looking for a park to relax at? Enjoy the outdoors at Dam Site 1 Bike Path Trailhead Park, Sabana Heights Park, or Alpine Xeric Park.


Weather in the area consists of an average of 61 days of rain, 15 days of snow and 288 days of sun and the total precipitation is around 0.5 inches a year. The region reaches a high of 81°F in the summer and 36°F in the winter, with an average temp of 59.7°F throughout the year. The average humidity is 38.5%, with max winds averaging around 13.5 mph.

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This community is licensed by the state of NM. It is a small-sized community with 8 total beds.


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General Staff Rating
Based on 6 total reviews
Care Staff Rating
Based on 5 total reviews
Food Staff Rating
Based on 2 total reviews
Cleanliness Rating
Based on 2 total reviews
Activities and Services Rating
Based on 2 total reviews
Nique B.

1.0 rating

I am beyond disturbed with this senior care facility.  They state that they are equipped to deal with patients struggling with dementia but I strongly disagree.  My grandmother, who is 87 years old and should be enjoying peace and safety in her last years, is in the beginning to mid stages of dementia.  She is, however, quite verbal, coherent, feisty, and not at all slow as in she knows who everyone is around her, looks foreward to our family weekly visits with her, is still funny and opinionated and in many ways still her old self.  She does get confused at times and repeats herself a lot and generally just forgets things that are fairly inconsequential, in my opinion, like the day of the week, and can get lost in fantasies that are primarily sweet and pleasant ways of looking at herself and life in general.  She has never, in my whole life of knowing her, nor in my mothers experience of her, been violent, mean hearted, cruel or physically aggressive.  She was at Avamere Rio Rancho for a year and was extremely happy with her apartment as she could watch outside at her birds and rabbits and the trees, the view overall.  She stated this every single week.  We never once heard from staff that there were any problems with her.  Not once.  Until about a week ago when during a family and staff meeting, which is common for all patients, one head nurse, suddenly explodes with a litany of awful accusations about my grandmother.  Everything from her being violent, verbally and physically abusive, overtly aggressive and combative, indeed she was even accused of attempting to choke other patients and a lot of other shocking behaviors.  Of course, being that we had never gotten any such reports for the last year, and knowing her all our lives, we were skeptical and my mother refused these accusations and simply asked for support on these from any other staff members, which failed to happen.  Thus it was expressed that the words of said nurse were not trusted.  In retaliation this nurse had my 87 year od grandmother, with her list of physical ailments and weaknesses, escorted from the property by the police with none of her belongings, not even a change of undergarments, and placed in the mental health unit at UNMH.  There she stayed for days until upon learning that this nurse was not allowing my grandma to ever return home, she was transferred to Central Behavioral Health wherein she has declined dramatically.  She is heavily overmedicated, can no longer speak coherently, slurring her speech, and spends her time crying, terrified, and cannot understand why she is there and cant go home to her birds and bunnies and safety.  I have never seen my grandma this messed up, miserable, and declining so fast into deep depression and despondency.  I feel she will keep loosing the will to live if she has to stay there much longer and will simply die unhappy, alone, confused, and lost.  My family and I have been trying endlessly to fix the situation with Avamere, however despite many voicemails, emails, and messages the executive director is apparently too busy to even make a single call back to any of us.  I was under the impression her job is to run a safe environment for the elderly and care about the patients.  I have seen nothing to support this, however.  They have done nothing to investigate this travesty, communicate with us, her family,and  have left us in crisis mode since the onset of this tragic turn of events.  My mom hasn't slept a wink in days and we are all simply traumatized and heartbroken.  But no one suffers more than my grandma.  Avamere  has ruined the last days of an old woman's life.  They should all be ashamed.  Avoid Avamere Rio Rancho if your loved ones happiness matters at all to you, as I am sure it does.  It looks nice from the outside but the inside is a nightmare.  Thank You.

Coya M.

1.0 rating

I'm so disappointed in Brookdale Rio Rancho.  We thought it might be the right place for my mom who has Alzheimer's.  Boy we're we so wrong.  Assisted living was nice, but Memory care was horrible. Nursing or care tech credentials were not visible.  The place smelled horrific all the time.  My mother had to be sent to Haven Behavioral Hospital to be put on a mood stabilizer because she spoke her mind.  They were never able to handle crisis well or give extra care, but they were always quick to charge, charge, charge for things they never seemed to do.  When you see a patient who is wheelchair bound & unable to take care of themselves at all wearing the same clothes 5 days in a row, that's incredibly disturbing.  My mom spent over 15 days in Haven (a good part of the entire month) & we received a bill for $4900 when we were paying $2800.  When asked why the bill was substantially more, they said because we had to hold her room.  We argued with them about the charges & within two days they called & said mom was a liability & may hurt the other patients...they never even gave her a chance to come backMe & my sister probably got her kicked out.  Needless to say, If you hear the name Brookdale for adult memory care, run the other way.  It's nothing more than a business where the bottom line is $$$.  We found mom an incredible place where she's so happy, & thriving.  Westridge senior living will get a review that is 5 stars in my book.

Jaime C.

4.0 rating

Very caring & friendly staff. Beautiful facility offering a number of amenities including a beauty/barber shop, billiards, game room, theater, piano, library, wi-fi, lovely landscaped grounds, and pets are allowed!! There is a lot of attention to detail here, really pleased with the quality of service and care my Grandmother is receiving here.

Laura Silvers

5.0 rating

Keep up the good work! The rewards are endless! Your pictures show a very warm & inviting place that would make someone that is looking for assisted living would want to explore.

Lyndsay kreznor

5.0 rating

Manuel Arizmendiz

5.0 rating

Great and clean place

B&P Wilson

5.0 rating

We had a very positive experience with Avamere. The staff were very helpful and went out of their way to be helpful. We talked to some of the residences and every one of them loved Avamere. We thought the place was very clear and we had lunch and dinner there and the food was excellent. We are very happy with Avamere.

Ha'li Smith

5.0 rating

Cathy Adrian

2.0 rating

Nice place but poor communication and not enough staff. Had to move mom with dementia to another location after a fall, they said they called us about picking up her meds but knowone ever called us and they destroyed all of moved my Mom out in Feb and still getting bills for 2 months now. Called and they say they will correct it but still getting bills.

Grace Murray

5.0 rating

Brookdale staff has taken great care of my parents. Gabriel, Melissa, Justina, Shirley, Kathleen and the entire staff are kind, caring and professional. Thank you for all you do!!

Damion Cruzz

5.0 rating

Justina Lopez is fabulous! She is very friendly and extremely helpful. I would not only recommend Brookdale Rio Rancho, I would recommend Justina!

Jamel Ellison

5.0 rating

I've had the pleasure of working with the dedicated professionals at Brookdale Senior Living here in Rio Rancho for several years as a member of the Senior Community. They have all been so compassionate with the residents of which they serve. I personally work closely with Justina and Gabriel when coordinating care for a future resident. I have been extremely impressed with their dedication to the Senior Community here in New Mexico and how they are always willing to go the extra mile for each move-in. Keep of the great work!

The Customer

3.0 rating

This place has potential but is still working out the kinks. The location is good, the price is right, and the rooms are fairly large. The maintenance is not good; the maintenance engineer during the week is not very proactive or very well organized. The activities director is new and has not hit her stride yet. Many times the activities director failed to show up for planned activities. There is a obvious lack of communication between employees at the facility, which results in room cleaning being overlooked and laundry not being done. That said, if they improve the management of the facility and work to engage the residents, they could have a first class facility. I truly hope that they overcome their current growing pains.

faith mccallister

2.0 rating

The atmosphere is nice in the assisted living area, but if you have a loved that has dementia where they don't remember what time to eat or need extra guidance with their confusion, I would not recommend the assisted living part. There were many times my mother was forgotten to bring to eat meals. At night there is no one working to be found on the very long halls on either floor and if your loved one might come out of their room and forget how to get back they would have a very hard time finding any worker to help them. I was very sorry to have to move my mom, but I had to move her to a smaller place where there was a better ratio of workers to residents. It's sad for a place to be so beautiful and with just more training, workers, and organization could be wonderful.


Sandia Pueblo
3.3 miles away


Los Ranchos/Journal Center
4.7 miles away


Downtown Bernalillo
6.9 miles away


7.2 miles away


Sandoval County/US 550
7.8 miles away


Bus Stops

San Mateo @Montgomery

8.2 miles away



0.7 miles away

Natural Grocers

0.8 miles away

Walmart Neighborhood Market

0.9 miles away


1.0 miles away

Sam's Club

2.2 miles away


Wells Fargo

0.7 miles away

U.S. Bank

1.5 miles away

Bank of America

1.7 miles away

Kirtland Federal Credit Union

2.6 miles away

Nusenda Credit Union

3.2 miles away

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