Frequently Asked Questions

Can you help us find assisted living in Albuquerque?

We help families with assisted living tours through Greater Albquerque. We schedule the tours and attend tours with you. We know what questions to ask and what to consider. We have visited more than 70 facilities in the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area and we’ve interviewed medical professionals asking opinions of local assisted living facilities. We can help you narrow down the search.

Since Stellar Senior Housing Experts is free, how do you get paid?

We are paid a modest referral fee by the assisted living/memory care facility that is chosen by the family.

Why use Stellar Senior Housing Experts instead of finding a housing option on our own?

We have a lot of experience in the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area and know what the good options are, versus the less-than-desirable ones. We also help find the right fit for the client. Not every option is appropriate for any given client. Each client has unique needs and we do our best to ensure they will be happy long term in the option they choose. We also know what options cost and can help expedite the process for the family, keeping them from calling all over town.

What’s the difference between a nursing home/long term care and assisted living?

Nursing homes and long-term care options provide 24-hour nursing. Whereas, assisted livings provide 24-hour care and assistance with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting or incontinence care, meals and medication management. Often times assisted livings are a third to half the price of long-term care and have a better resident to caregiver ratio. That’s why we do an assessment, to make sure that our clients are appropriate for assisted living and don’t need long-term care. In most cases, assisted living is perfectly adequate.

We are not sure what type of senior housing we can afford. Can you help us with this?

Yes, we help families find financial assistance and options available to supplement assisted living costs.