New Mexico senior services are readily available – if you know where to look. For most elders and caregivers, the primary place to access resources and get referrals is your local Area Agency on Aging or the Aging and Disability Resource Centers. We have listed those below in addition to other places to access help.
Area Agencies on Aging: What is an Area Agency on Aging?
- Area 1 – serving Bernalillo County
- Area 2 – serving Cibola, Colfax, Los Alamos, McKinley, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos, Torrance and Valencia Counties
- Area 3 – serving Chaves, Curry, DeBaca, Eddy, Guadalupe, Harding, Lea, Lincoln, Quay, Union and Roosevelt Counties
- Area 4 – serving Catron, Dona Ana, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Otero, Sierra and Socorro Counties
- Area 5 – serving the Navajo Nation
- Area 6 – serving New Mexico Pueblos and Apache Tribes
- Aging and Long-Term Services Department
- Attorney General’s Office
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman – established in each state by the Older Americans Act to enhance the quality of life, improve care, protect rights, and promote the dignity of residents in a long-term care facility.
- Medicaid Office
State Agencies and Non-Profits:
- AARP of New Mexico
- Alzheimer’s Association – New Mexico Chapter
- New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care – serving members through advocacy, networking, education and communication
- University of New Mexico Center on Aging – UNM School of Medicine
- DNA-People’s Legal Services – free legal services in civil matters to qualified low-income residents on and near the Navajo Nation