Department of Senior Affairs
Care Coordinators visit you in your home to assess your needs and connect you to services and resources throughout the community. They determine your eligibility for services including Home Delivered Meals, Homemaker, Respite Care, Adult Day Service, the Senior Companion Program and Medication Management. Care Coordinators also provide follow-up and assistance to match services with your changing needs. Care Coordination is available to individuals who live in Bernalillo County, are 60+, and their caregivers. For a personal assessment by a Care Coordinator, contact our Senior Information and Assistance Program at
Care Coordination provides a comprehensive in-home assessment to determine the needs of frail elders followed by linkage with appropriate services throughout the community. Care Coordinators arrange for in-home services such as home- delivered meals, homemakers (non-medical homecare), in-home respite care, mental health counseling, and Senior Companions. Please call (505) 764-6400.
Assessment/Screening Medication Management
The UNM College of Nursing offers a variety of health care services to Bernalillo County seniors aged 55+ at clinics held in four senior centers. The program assists seniors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and independence. Nominal fees are charged for foot care and fitness physicals. Clinics are closed between semesters. Please see the Activities Catalog for a schedule of visits.
Non-medical homecare services are available to frail homebound Bernalillo County seniors aged 60 and older who are unable to perform two or more Activities of Daily Living and who have limited income and assets. Services may include light housekeeping, personal care, and errands. Transportation is not provided. Care Coordinators from the Department of Senior Affairs conduct in-home assessments to determine eligibility. Please call (505) 764-6400.
In-Home Respite Care
In-Home Respite Care provides limited relief to full-time caregivers of frail, homebound Bernalillo County seniors aged 60+ who have an Alzheimer's or related dementia problem. The family income must be below $30,000 annually. Care Coordinators from the Department of Senior Affairs do a comprehensive assessment to determine the family's eligibility. Please call (505) 764-6400.
Adult Day Services
The Senior Day Care program provides a supportive environment for frail elders aged 60 and older to reduce isolation, prevent premature institutionalization, and provide respite for caregivers. Five senior day care sites are available throughout the city. Suggested donations, cost sharing scale fee, or private pay.
Area Agency on Aging Contract Programs
Visit the Area Agency on Aging online at www.nmaging.state.nm.us