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Morningstar Of Santa Fe

2041 S Pacheco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Based on 17 reviews

Services and Housing Options

Assisted Living, Memory Care, Respite

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $3,910
One Bedroom
Estimated $5,120
Two Bedroom
Estimated $6,466
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Morningstar Of Santa Fe Description

Awaken to a New Day at MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe Fe delivers the highest quality of assisted living in Santa Fe, with pride. Nestled in the foothills of the city's west side, our new community is conveniently located at the intersection of St. Francis and St. Michael - offering stunning mountain vistas! We strive to build a home-away-from-home for our residents, where they can enjoy comfort, health and togetherness in their golden years. The residents of our newly-arrived MorningStar assisted living community in town can expect to experience a quality of life unmatched by any other, due to the wealth of knowledge and expertise that comes with having served seniors across New Mexico for many years.

Assisted Living
As we enter our senior years, the only thing that may change is needing to accept assistance occasionally - a small price for the wisdom and experience gained over time. Through the utmost candor and transparency, we dive into a genuine human journey in which love is both given and received. A heartwarming exchange of blessings is shared between us.

Memory Care
We often laugh off our occasional memory lapses as "senior moments" jokingly. Nevertheless, a harsh truth is that brain illness can cause memory decline and other intellectual abilities to gradually deteriorate. It beckons seniors and their families onto a winding, meandering journey of mystery. MorningStar is humbled to provide supported living for those with memory impairment, accompanying them on this unforeseen voyage.

At MorningStar, we believe that nourishing the body with a wholesome diet is paramount to achieving optimal wellness - and our senior living dining experience reflects this core belief. Nourishing ourselves with wholesome food is like a natural elixir, providing our bodies the sustenance it needs to heal and thrive. One of life's greatest pleasures is to be shared and savored with others - a wonderful way to bring joy into our lives. Breaking bread together is more than a meal; it's an act of love that strengthens the ties between us as family and friends.

Price Comparison

  • Estimated Facility Price: $3,910
  • Average City Price: $3,523
  • Average State Price: $3,523
  • Average National Price: $3,545
  • Ranking

  • Ranking in City: 3 out of 13 communities in Santa Fe
  • Ranking in State: 25 out of 152 communities in NM
  • Parent Organization

    Morningstar Of Santa Fe is a member of a larger group of communities called MorningStar Senior Living

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    Morningstar of Santa Fe offers a wide variety of amenities for its residents. From the all-day restaurant-style dining to the private dining room for intimate dinners, residents are sure to enjoy their meals. The bistro bar, chapel/theatre with Wii, library with computer/internet and newspapers, salon for hairstyling, manicures and pedicures, fitness room, fireside living room, mailroom, spa bath, and two enclosed courtyards are available for residents to use. Additionally, there are raised garden beds so residents can enjoy gardening.


    full-time licensed nurse

    personalized care

    emotional support

    individualized care


    24-hour care staff

    specialized memory care

    specialized care



    wellness programs & activities





    three daily meals

    three meals daily prepared by an executive chef

    dining room with restaurant-style service


    private dining room


    scheduled transportation

    laundry and linen service, weekly

    short-term stays

    spot cleaning, daily

    housekeeping, weekly

    trash removal, daily


    large windows

    laundry facilities

    55+ community


    mini blinds




    spa bath

    wall-to-wall carpeting

    high ceilings


    private heating & air conditioning

    life enrichment room




    cable tv & utilities

    strolling paths

    24-hour emergency call system

    handicap-accessible bathroom

    fireside living room

    two enclosed courtyards


    raised garden beds


    community amenities

    fitness room

    common areas


    pet friendly



    spiritual connection

    Employee Reviews for MorningStar Senior Living in Santa Fe, New Mexico

    1.67 out of 5 stars. Based on 6 reviews

    Employees who have worked for MorningStar Senior Living in the Santa Fe, NM area have had mostly negative experiences. Common complaints include flexible hours, but lots of work for one person, no support from management, low pay, not enough hours to cover all shifts, and a revolving door of management. There is also a lack of support from the corporate office and a feeling that the founder had good intentions but lost his way due to greed and nepotism. Employees also report that the Care Coordinator is in a relationship with someone and gives them preferential treatment. The work ethic and expectations are low and there are building problems due to a bad contractor and management company. Overall, employees recommend avoiding MorningStar Santa Fe as it is a disaster and a horrible place to work.

    Employee Reviews for MorningStar Senior Living

    3.1 out of 5 stars. Based on 385 reviews

    Overall, employees have mixed reviews about working for MorningStar Senior Living. Many employees appreciate the flexible schedules, great management, and good benefits, but there are some issues with staffing when other employees call out. Some employees have also expressed concerns about the lack of support from management, overworking, and the slow pace of change. Employees also report feeling undervalued and unappreciated, and there are concerns about the company's adherence to its core values and principles of care. Advice to management includes hiring more staff, recognizing long-term employees, and providing more vacation time.

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    The Santa Fe Area

  • Population: 84,099 (large town)
  • Average Income: $61,499 (54% of the country has a higher median income)
  • Community Distance From City Center: 2.4 miles
  • Healthcare Nearby


    Christus Saint Vincent Regional Medical Center
    0.6 miles away
    Emergency Room
    0.7 miles away
    Santa Fe Indian Hospital
    1.0 miles away
    Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center
    4.7 miles away
    ER Entrance
    4.8 miles away


    0.4 miles away
    St. Vincent Outpatient Pharmacy
    0.6 miles away
    Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy
    1.1 miles away
    CVS Pharmacy
    1.2 miles away
    Nambe Drugs
    2.0 miles away


    Perfect Teeth
    0.2 miles away
    Dentistry for Kids
    0.8 miles away
    City Different Dentistry
    0.8 miles away
    Just For Grins
    0.9 miles away
    Zia Orthodontics
    1.2 miles away

    Essentials Nearby


    Zia Road
    0.7 miles away
    South Capitol
    1.1 miles away
    Santa Fe Depot
    2.0 miles away

    Bus Stations

    1.7 miles away


    0.1 miles away
    Food King
    0.7 miles away
    0.8 miles away
    Trader Joe's
    1.1 miles away
    Amigos Latinos
    1.2 miles away


    Wells Fargo
    0.2 miles away
    Del Norte Credit Union
    0.3 miles away
    Washington Federal
    0.3 miles away
    State Employees Credit Union
    0.3 miles away
    Los Alamos National Bank
    0.4 miles away

    Things to do in the Area

    Places of Worship

    Historic San Isidro Catholic Church
    3.1 miles away
    Our Lady of Light Church Historic Site;Nuestra Señora de la Luz Church
    10.5 miles away


    Santa Fe
    0.1 miles away
    Southridge Calle Lorca Park
    0.3 miles away
    Brother Edward de Reina Park
    0.6 miles away
    Plaza Entrada
    0.8 miles away
    State of New Mexico South Capitol Complex
    0.8 miles away


    Design Center Santa Fe
    2.0 miles away
    Santa Fe Arcade
    2.3 miles away
    De Vargas Center
    2.4 miles away
    Santa Fe Place
    3.3 miles away
    Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe
    5.2 miles away


    Coe Arts Center
    0.4 miles away
    Healing Garden Medical Art Complex
    0.5 miles away
    Greer Garson Theatre
    1.1 miles away
    Paolo Soleri Amphitheater
    1.2 miles away
    Art Studios
    1.2 miles away


    Kai Sushi
    0.2 miles away
    Chow's Asian Bistro
    0.2 miles away
    Midtown Bistro
    0.5 miles away
    Back Roads Pizza
    0.6 miles away
    Sweetwater Harvest Kitchen
    0.7 miles away


  • High Temperature: 77°F
  • Low Temperature: 34°F
  • Average Temperature: 56.3°F
  • Day Breakdown: 66 days of rain, 28 days of snow and 269 days of sun
  • Precipitation: 0.6 inches a year
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    This community is licensed by the state of NM. It is a medium-sized community with 48 total beds.


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    General Staff Rating
    Based on 9 total reviews
    Care Staff Rating
    Based on 7 total reviews
    Food Staff Rating
    Based on 2 total reviews
    Cleanliness Rating
    Based on 4 total reviews
    Activities and Services Rating
    Based on 2 total reviews
    William Bouvier

    5.0 rating

    The team is caring and dedicated. A terrific place to live!

    Gary V.

    5.0 rating

    This past spring, my elderly mom lost her ability to live alone as she has seen a decline in her health.  My siblings toured several assisted living facilities in Santa Fe, after which Mom settled on MorningStar.  We have not regretted that decision once.Since moving in, Mom has had several health problems that are to be expected after living 93 years.  The staff here is caring, compassionate and proactive.  They are also experienced and know what they are doing and why.  When her services need to be adjusted because of illness, they have been prompt and extremely flexible.  The food in the dining room (and on the patio for barbecues) is excellent.  The rooms are like small apartments, and have good light.Mom has always hated the idea of being in a "home."  But, even in her declining health, she has fallen in love with the staff here, as have all of her kids.  They have been supportive and understanding of us, as well as of Mom.  This place gets five stars with no hesitation.

    Mark Tafoya

    5.0 rating

    Elizabeth Funaro

    5.0 rating

    susan miller

    5.0 rating

    Went to visit family. Nice atmosphere, welcoming and clean.

    David Wheeler

    1.0 rating

    I could go on for a very long time about how unprofessional kitchen management is, but all I’m gonna say is “ get it together “ the residents there deserve the best !

    Rita Montoya

    5.0 rating

    Santa Fe Morningstar staff is always willing to lend a helping hand. The staff at the front desk greet you with a smile. The Reflections Neighborhood is great and the staff take excellent care of my dad. I have no worries about my dad's care. I appreciate all that you do for my dad and highly recommend your Assisted Living facility to all.

    Anthony Padilla

    5.0 rating

    Great for your loved ones

    Donald Walker

    4.0 rating

    The particular location we stayed was new and fresh. Excellent time, worst part was driving downtown close to the plaza

    Damien Lopez

    5.0 rating

    The entire staff at Morning Star are very caring and sincere in their duties and work. Very clean facility. All residents seem to feel welcome and comfortable and get the feel of home away from home. Would definitely recommend to anyone who’s loved ones are at that stage in life. You won’t have to worry about mistreatment or cruelty and you will feel that they will be in good hands!

    Mia Valencia

    5.0 rating

    Let me start off by saying that finding the right Memory Care for my dad has been a huge challenge. Within a year, he has been in and out of five different facilities and each one was worse than the last! And so, I can easily say I feel truly blessed to have found Morning Star. I feel my dad can live a life of quality here. Care is reflected in everything and everyone you see. The staff is professional, caring and attentive. They are dedicated to their residents and they listen and respond to feedback. A variety of activities are provided daily. The facility is clean, bright, beautifully furnished and elegant. They have an attractive outdoor patio area. We have eaten there, and not only does the food “look” good, it tastes good. Thank you, Morning Star, for taking such good care of dad. Sincerely, Mia Valencia (Carlos’s daughter:)

    Ned Jacobs

    5.0 rating

    Leslie Castaneda, Executive Director, and her staff have rapidly developed a wonderful program supporting many local charities in Santa Fe in the past year. They have created an absolutely gorgeous brand new property. Their Community Giving program includes more than 15 local charities. They are amazing community parties. Check them out for your friends & relatives who are senior citizens that need this kind of care.

    Judy Madore

    5.0 rating

    Great place to work,family work balance is a plus, we all work as a team managers care about staff just a great place to work we are all committed to residents.

    Mick Emerson

    5.0 rating

    Gerson Pérez

    5.0 rating

    Luna Haselbauer

    5.0 rating

    We have a friend living there. He's very happy. We visit often and we are very pleased with the staff and the whole project. It's very clean and inviting.

    Gary Van Luchene

    5.0 rating

    My 93-year-old mom spent the last few months of her life in this assisted living setting. The staff, from top to bottom, was so loving and conscientious from the time my mom arrived through the time of her passing. Nice, smart, responsible, compassionate people. Our family sincerely thanks MorningStar staff and administration for everything.

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