In 2014, the City of Carlsbad, New Mexico proudly joined the WHO Age Friendly Cities and Communities Network.
Carlsbad was the first New Mexico community to join and was also the first community in the state to receive designation as an age friendly community in 2017. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the City of Carlsbad for people of all ages by continually looking for ways to enhance infrastructure, services and resources and by maintaining our friendly, inclusive atmosphere. We want to keep Carlsbad a great place to live, work, play and call home for current and future residents.” For more information visit AgeFriendlyWorld.org.
Worship at the church of your choice, join a variety of civic organizations, or enjoy musicals, theater, art shows, recitals, exhibits and much more.
Carlsbad is home to many civic and community groups, such as Rotary International, the Lions, Kiwanis, Elks, Moose, and several others. You will have an easy time meeting like-minded people.
One of the best features in the area is New Mexico State University at Carlsbad. NMSU offers reduced tuition rates for senior citizens. Senior citizens (persons aged 65 years or older) who are New Mexico residents are eligible for reduced tuition, under the Senior Citizens Reduced Tuition Act. The cost is $5 tuition plus a $3 administrative fee for a total of $8 per credit hour, additional fees such as course or lab fees may apply as well. Senior citizens may register for a maximum of six (6) semester credits at the reduced rate, on a space available basis.
Carlsbad has a top-notch hospital, three continuing care retirement communities, and adult respite care center and assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities. Quality medical care awaits you in Carlsbad.
Carlsbad Medical Center
At Carlsbad Medical Center, our acute care community hospital provides exceptional healthcare with state-of-the-art digital imaging, on-campus outpatient diagnostics, and a Women’s Services Center.
Vascular / Orthopedic / Head & Neck / Outpatient Surgery
Senior Circle Association
The hospital has its own chapter of the Senior Circle Association, a dynamic organization dedicated to supporting healthy lifestyles, building relationships and providing outstanding customer service to those with 50 or more years of life experience.
Membership in CMC’s Senior Circle chapter will help you get more out of life through health talks, in-hospital benefits, local business bargains, discounts on prescriptions, vision care, personal emergency response systems, and many more valuable member-only discounts and privileges. Members also experience fun and fellowship participating in a full calendar of social events, exercise programs, and travel opportunities. Senior Circle has no dues, and the benefits can be priceless to your health and happiness.
Find out more by contacting Senior Circle Advisor at 575-234-3331.
Carlsbad Adult Respite Care
The Carlsbad Adult Respite Care Center provides loving care, social opportunities, age-appropriate physical activities and mentally stimulating endeavors for senior citizens in and around Carlsbad. The center strives to provide caregivers support and respite from around-the-clock duty. For more information, call (575) 887-0506.
Carlsbad Family Health Center (Presbyterian Medical Services)
Presbyterian Medical Services provides a primary care safety net for thousands of New Mexicans of all ages. PMS accepts private pay, Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance. PMS also provides support for a wide range of behavioral health conditions including crisis intervention, comprehensive assessments, individual and family counseling, psychiatric consultation and medications, substance abuse programs and educational groups.
CARC INC. provides assistance for children and adults facing developmental disabilities and delays. The unique, non-profit organization facilitates an encompassing range of opportunities to help developmentally disabled individuals achieve a fulfilling lifestyle based on their own needs and desires.
Lakeview Christian Home
A Continuing Care Retirement Community, Lakeview Christian Home offers many levels of care for Seniors and others needing personalized care. Our Independent Living is housed on four campuses comprising of River Bend Retirement Community, Lakeview Villages, Northgate Villages and the Parkhouse Villages for residents 55 and over.
Assisted Living is located on our main campus at 1905 W Pierce St and provides private rooms with kitchenettes and a separate dining hall where residents can enjoy three meals per day. Nurses and staff are available if needed. A beauty and barber shop, along with social activities and religious services keep residents active and engaged.
Long-term care is provided in the Nursing Home at Northgate as well as the Landsun Unit located on Westridge, formerly Landsun Homes. Skilled Nursing, Physical Therapy, Home Health and Hospice are all part of the senior care provided. Heaton House, the first of four planned new construction wings was completed in 2014 providing a state-of-the-art facility in a home like family atmosphere. The second wing with 24 beds is currently under construction at the Northgate location and is due to be completed in early to mid-2021.
Lakeview Christian Home has been in operation as a Christian nursing home since 1960 and is approaching its 60 year anniversary of serving Carlsbad and the surrounding community.
The Good Life
Good Life Senior Living has been in Carlsbad since 2008. The program focuses on limiting the number of residents in homes and making sure highly trained staff is available to help with medication, assistance, bathing and dressing. Be sure to ask about tour resident centered meals. For more information, visit Good Life Senior Living