Brenda Mares Estate Intermediary

(505) 795-5650
1225 S. St. Francis,

Suite D
Santa Fe, NM 87505


Brenda Mares Estate Intermediary specializes in clearing estates and readying properties for sale. We work to ensure the careful disposition of estate contents and personal property in a caring and timely manner.

We move in when you move out and make all arrangements for cleaning, consigning, selling, and moving personal items depending on the needs of the estate.

downsizing made simple

Karen Lievense, owner of downsizing made simple, provides safe, reliable and personal support to our elders (and their families) when making the major transition of moving into one of Santa Fe’s many stellar assisted or independent living communities.

Services include pre-move editing of possessions, creation of new apartment furniture, lighting and art placement plans, selecting the mover and organizing the move, overseeing the careful packing of valuables, and installation of furnishings and art….within 48 hours of the moving van leaving, our Client begins to feel truly at home. Karen can also stage your home for sale after relocating to your new apartment.

We often collaborate with Lawrence Herman, of Accessible Housing Solutions, to provide safe living-in-place systems that are both beautiful and functional.

Fortina Solutions for Senior Living

Since 1993, Allyson Nathan, Owner + Principal of Fortina Solutions, has been helping people plan for short and long-term care needs. She provides personal assistance and support to individuals and family members navigating the often-overwhelming path to senior living. Fortina Solutions’ services include:

·       Finding the right assisted living or memory care options based on an individual’s (or a family member’s) unique personal care, social, lifestyle, location, and budget needs

·       As an intermediary, manages all contact with communities on client's behalf including confirmation of availability, current rate information, tour and assessment scheduling, follow-up calls, and more

·       Available for immediate needs or future planning

·       Access to extensive network of senior services providers

·       Primarily serving Santa Fe, Los Alamos, Taos and Albuquerque, Fortina Solutions also assists with out-of-state moves and helps long-distance caregivers find senior living options for family members where they live

The Montecito Santa Fe

The Montecito Santa Fe
(505) 428-7777
500 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501

The Montecito is an unparalleled luxurious active adult community where senior living is celebrated in ultimate resort style.

Our residents will find a caring, compassionate and devoted staff to accommodate virtually every request.  We pride ourselves on providing stellar service and invite you to let us exceed your expectations.  Resort-style elegance at The Montecito boasts unparalleled lifestyle and wellness opportunities.  Our state-of-the-art campus offers luxurious Independent and Assisted Living that promotes life, health, luxury and peace of mind.

From the innovation of personally tailored care to the welcoming support of an engaging and stimulating community - Life begins here.

Pacifica Senior Living

Pacifica Santa Fe is an intimate, caring community where our assisted living and memory care residents benefit from the comforts of living in apartment homes while enjoying all the wonderful amenities our community has to offer.  Our team supports our residents, keeping them as independent as possible, while providing customized care for residents who may require additional services.  We not only serve our residents, but offer our families peace of mind - Welcome Home!


Sierra Vista Retirement Community

An innovative “house” recognized by; NPR, NBC’s Today Show, the first and only Eden Alternative. Registered home in New Mexico. We are rich in culture and traditional in values. We provide person centered care with a loving, holistic, nontraditional approach devoted solely to this special population. Our home is situated on a rustic campus, just minutes from the historic Santa Fe, Plaza. Our home has been designed to meet the needs of Elders facing the struggles of Dementia and or Alzheimer’s giving them a sense of freedom, with the comfort of home and is filled with art, life and love! We laugh! We cook! We dance!

Senior Housing

Independent Living (Indep.) Also known as retirement communities, retirement homes or senior housing. - Limited income resident have access to HUD housing on a sliding scale. Private pay: $3500/mo and up.

Assisted Living (ALFs) provides 24-hour supervision, assistance, meals, and healthcare services in a home-like setting. Services include help with personal care, housekeeping, medical and meal services. Social and recreational activities also are provided. - Private pay, $3000 - $5000/mo.

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) provide a full range of services and care based on what each resident needs over time. Care usually is provided in one of three main stages: independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing. -Private pay, $3000 - $10,000/mo.

Alzheimer’s or memory care - (Alz.) Specialize in caring for people who need a secure environment and dementia care, In addition to offering skilled nursing - $5000/mo and up.

Nursing homes (NHs) offer care to people who cannot be cared for at home or in the community. They provide skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, meals, activities, help with daily living, and supervision. - Medicare, short-term, Medicaid long-term - Private pay: $5000/mo and up.

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