La Vida Llena Retirement

(866) 653-9337

10501 Lagrima De Oro Rd Ne, ALBUQUERQUE, NM


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  • Senior Community
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Continued Care Community

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  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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09/20/2017  -  An Interested Visitor Writes:

My father was a La Vide LLena resident. I lived out of state and tried to visit as often as I was able. If I did not visit frequently, errors and neglectaccumu lated. I wanted to move him, but at first he did not want to move, then his condition made a move very difficult.
Between my visits the battery in his room's thermostat ran down; the Air Conditioning in his room failed. His room must have been very hot for weeks, no one at LVL noticed. He died. When I arrived after he died, the window was open, LVL opened it to hide how hot the room had been, my father never opened the window himself. I soon saw that the 50cent battery had run down and that shut off his room's air conditioning. He paid over $6000/month and they were too cheap to change a 50 cent battery. I confronted the LVL administration, they ducked and covered, I wrote the NM Attorney General and Health Department which supervises nursing homes, they said they saw no problem.
LVL caused the premature death of my father, because a 50 cent battery ran down, and no supervisor ever checked up on my dad in his room to why he not been doing well.
Don't put anyone you love in LVL, LVL's neglect will kill them.

08/22/2017  -  An Interested Visitor Writes:

La Vida Lena is structured like a Ponzi scheme. You buy into a set of attractive promises showcased by their dining hall and glitzy entrance way, but they do not deliver. LVL has been on a building spree and recruiting new clients, BUT they have not increased the size of the health care and long term care areas. The current administrators are going to bow out with a golden parachute, but a few years down the line all those new clients currently in the independent living facility are going to need more care, and there will be no room for them in the long term units. I doubt if LVL has the cash reserves to outsource all the overflow of people no longer able to live independently, at which point it will go under, since the company will no longer be able to meet its obligations.

07/14/2017  -  An Interested Visitor Writes:

I just found this site.
My father was a resident of La Vida Llena.
Several years ago he had an infection which required hospitalization. He was transferred from LVL to an Albuquerque area hospital for treatment. He was discharged requiring intermediate level care. The intermediate care area at LVL was full, so the hospital transferred him to another intermediate care facility. The intermediate care area at LVL is not large enough to meet the needs of its resident population.
I found out where my father was from the hospital and telephoned him and his temporary care givers on a daily basis.
The staff at LVL did not know where my father was, they did not know he was missing from their facility, they did not know his location until notified by the intermediate care facility at the end of his treatment there. La Vida Llena never sent any one to check up on him, they did not send him a change of clothing. They had completely lost track of him.
If you are not able to regularly visit, LVL is not a good place for your elderly relative. They need to be watched.

05/03/2016  -  An OurParents User Writes:

I have a friend that lives at La Vida Llena Retirement. She is 95 she pays (according to her) $3000/mo. for a 2 room
apartment. It was my understanding that everything was included as far as her meals, laundry and taking they're
residents places they need to go i.e doctor, grocery store, etc. According to her, none of this is included and she has to pay out of her pocket. $3000 a month??????? I had a friend that rented a regular apartment for $950/mo and got more service than this. I also don't get 50 beds. You should see how big this place is. T
theres probably 50 beds on one section of one floor.

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    11/21/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    La Vida Llena Retirement is an average sized, not for profit, nursing home with 50 beds based in Albuquerque, NM. At last check, the facility had 45 residents indicating that it is 90% occupied which is about average within the state of New Mexico. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services.
    This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). As of November 2012, the medicare rating for La Vida Llena Retirement, was 5 stars. Only 8% of nursing homes have 5 stars in New Mexico.
    We have compared the detailed Medicare data for La Vida Llena Retirement with other senior care providers in New Mexico. When compare to the state averages for staffing, the number of registered nurse (RN) hours per resident per day is about average; Certified nursing assistant (CNA) hours per resident per day is about average; The number of licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse hours per resident per day is about average. The most recent health inspection was on 03/20/2012.
    To view the full report for this facility, and to understand more about its Medicare rating, go to here

    10/25/2012  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Mom is getting excellent care. The CNAs are amazing.

    12/08/2011  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    The staff is just not responsive to the needs of it's residents. They promise more than they can deliver.

    09/20/2010  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    My father-in-law is in this place. He is being neglected and the quality of care is sub-standard. When we first approache them we were impressed by their presentation; they have a great sales and marketing department. But once we moved him in we started experiencing all kinds of service related problems. Their staff lacks compassion and experience and most don't know how to deal with seniors needing help. When we express our concerns we get nothing but execuses and empty promises in return. I do not recommend this place. La Vida Llena needs to live up to its promises and start by re-training their staff and paying attention to the needs of its residents.

    Response: Hi. My best friend was going to move her father here and they required a substantial amount of down payment money. They paid the money, but then he died 3 weeks later. La Vida Llena never paid the money back, so they lost something in the neighborhood of more than one hundred thousand dollars. They could not sue because of a clause in the contract. So if you are going to move your loved one into this place, you had better have a lawyer look at that contract because my best friend lost a great deal of cash to these folks!

    Description of La Vida Llena Retirement in ALBUQUERQUE, NM

    Number of Beds : 50

    Move your loved one into La Vida Llena Retirement Community, a warm, respect-filled assisted living community, and get the best care available in Albuquerque, NM. Offering help with the activities of daily living, along with health services, nutritious meals, and a range of other features, assisted living allows seniors to thrive. Why choose an assisted living community? Studies reveal that living near peers and participating in social activities leads to more satisfaction with life. Assisted living offers senior-friendly apartments and a busy social calendar. Communities have additional services that include 24-hour supervision and security, emergency response systems, access to licensed nursing care, chef-prepared meals, and assistance with grooming, dressing, and bathing. Laundry, housekeeping, social programs, and local transportation are typically provided as well. La Vida Llena Retirement Community helps seniors find the worry-free lifestyle they want. In this community, seniors have complete assisted living services as well as a friendly, supportive community. Within assisted living communities, you'll find help when you need it, with the goal of supplying the aid required to stay as self-sufficient as possible. Call for more information on how you can become part of the La Vida Llena Retirement Community community.



    Community Services
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry Service
    • Fire Sprinkler System
    Personal Assistance
    • Foot Care
    • Activities of Daily Living (bathing, grooming, dressing, eating, etc.)
    • Catheter Management
    • Sitting, Standing, Walking
    • Toileting
    • Medication Management
    Special Health Conditions
    • Management of an I.V.
    • Colostomy or Urostomy

    Demographic Profile for ALBUQUERQUE, NM, 87102


    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age
    34.6 Years
    Average Household Income

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    7% Below
    Cost of Food
    2% Above
    7% Below
    1% Below

    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    77.3 / 100
    Water Quality
    47 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    20 / 100
    Physicians per 100k

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    Property Crimes