Westwind House

Albuquerque, NM - Assisted Living

Community size: Large (26-100)

The community at Westwind House is the perfect mix between the great amenities and resources of a large community, and the “small town” feel that encourages involvement and friendship among residents. This community is unique in that it is a one-story U-shaped community with 46 residents. Westwind House offers a secure, healthy, and intimate environment where family members of all ages are welcome. All visitors and residents are invited to participate in everyday activities.

Westwind House prides itself on helping each resident to maintain their independence. We offer a range of programs, activities and services to keep our residents active and engaged.

A retirement community is only as good as the people in it, so we seek team members who project warmth and are committed to creating a wonderful home for our residents.

This is more of a calling than a career, and our staff feels this way as well. We’re not just taking care of people, we’re creating a home for them. Some members of our team have worked here for many years because they truly believe in helping people and caring for seniors in an environment that helps our residents thrive. These values are shared across our company, allowing us to work as one big extended family.

Westwind House is in the Northwest Albuquerque neighborhood of Albuquerque, with easy access via I-40. Our central location makes it easy for family to visit, and for our residents to enjoy trips to nearby shopping and restaurants. Residents can also access nearby parks and grocery stores on foot, and next door is Los Volcanos Senior Center with a gym. This gives our residents many options for additional activities outside of the community, but still within easy reach of home.

The staff is all very involved in this community and passionate about the work we do here – we’re all part of the same family.

One of the greatest challenges of aging is coping with the shift when an older adult can no longer safely live alone. Assisted living is an important step in this process, as it serves seniors who can no longer live alone, but don’t necessarily need round-the-clock care, or to be in a nursing-home setting.

It can be very difficult to arrive at this point in one’s life. The most common reason for seniors to go into assisted living is because they’ve experienced a fall or injury. Or a senior may struggle with basic activities that once came easily. This transition can be overwhelming and difficult for family members as well. While admitting we need help can be difficult, it's important to find a community for assisted living that allows a person to live as fully and independently as possible.

Communities like Westwind House allow seniors to get the help they need, without having to be totally dependent on others. Assisted living provides support where you need it, such as cooking, housekeeping, laundry, and medication management, along with the ability to interact with and live alongside other people. Living around other seniors can have great benefits – including preventing the negative effects of isolation.

Don’t think of retirement as the end of independence. Getting helpful care in assisted living actually allows for more freedom. Seniors don’t have to worry about maintaining a house, cooking, or laundry. All that is taken care of – so they can enjoy maintenance-free living and enjoy a more social, active lifestyle.

It’s important not to wait for an event, such as a fall, to start considering assisted living. It’s likely that we will all need additional care at some point as we age. Planning for this reality allows your family to have this conversation well in advance. Discussions and research now saves everyone stress later on.

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