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La Vida Llena Retirement

(866) 827-1020

10501 Lagrima De Oro Rd Ne, Albuquerque, NM


  • Nursing Home
  • Assisted Living
  • Senior Community
  • Alzheimer's Care
  • Continued Care Community

Payment Options

  • Medicare Yes
  • Medicaid Yes
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
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User Reviews

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

La Vida Llena Retirement, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico provides the following services: Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Senior Community, Alzheimer's Care, and Continued Care Community. It accepts the following payment methods: Medicare and Medicaid. La Vida Llena Retirement has received 5 stars from Medicare and an average user review rating of 3 stars. La Vida Llena Retirement has a very good hospital, Lovelace Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 87 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The La Vida Llena Retirement's nearest hospital is 1 miles away. The zipcode (87102) in New Mexico, where La Vida Llena Retirement is located, has a below average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for La Vida Llena Retirement can be found here.

La Vida Llena Retirement is a nursing home. It provides medical nursing service for seniors with serious illnesses or disabilities twenty-four hours a day, delivered by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nurse aids.

Nursing care facilities cater to several types of patients: some patients require short-term rehab while recovering from surgery; others require long-term nursing and medical supervision. In addition, some nursing homes offer specialized care programs for Alzheimer's or other illnesses, or short-term respite care for frail or disabled persons when a family member requires a rest from providing care in the home. Please note that you can help compare nursing homes by looking at the Medicare ratings of a given facility (Medicare has a 5-star rating system for comparing nursing homes). There are various ways for paying for care in a nursing home. Make sure you know your loved one's Medicare and Medicaid eligibility, and understand how you can use tools like long term care insurance to pay for nursing home care.

Also, La Vida Llena Retirement is an assisted living facility. Assisted living facilities are an apartment-style habitat designed to focus on providing assistance with daily living activities. They provide a higher level of service for the elderly which can include preparing meals, housekeeping, medication assistance, laundry, and also do regular check-in's on the residents. Basically, they are designed to bridge the gap between independent living and nursing home facilities. When thinking about how to pay for care, assisted living facilities are generally less expensive than nursing homes, if assisted living is a viable option for your loved one.

Also, La Vida Llena Retirement is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

Also, La Vida Llena Retirement facility provides Alzheimer's care. This means it has special safeguards for wandering seniors, and caregivers are trained in handling dementia behaviors.

Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

Pets Allowed:


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