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.

Brookdale Senior Living

Brookdale Santa Fe is a senior living community, that offers beautiful Independent living and Assisted living residences, in pueblo-style architecture, with magnificent mountain views and a convenient location.

- Independent living is great for those who want to make the most of their retirement experience, but still have the ability to provide for their own needs. Trade the stress of homeownership for more time to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle and pursue your passions.

- Assisted living can provide day-to-day assistance with tasks like managing medications or personal grooming. Our team also helps with household chores and meals. This leaves more freedom to participate in fun activities and form genuine friendships.

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

Kingston Residence of Santa Fe

Welcome to Kingston Residence of Santa Fe, where spacious living meets breathtaking views! Our assisted living and memory care community offers residents balconies that provide a front-row seat to nature’s magnificence. We pride ourselves on being the only living facility in the area that provides such a spectacular view.

At Kingston, we understand the important of companionship, which is why we warmly welcome your furry friends- our pet friendly community encourages residents to stroll through our lush courtyards, enjoying the fresh air with their beloved pets. With 24/7 nursing on-site, your family can have peace of mind, knowing that a helping hand is always just a moment away.

To experience the beauty and comfort firsthand, schedule your tour today by calling Peter Carter at 505-231-2755.  

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.

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe
(505) 587-8232
2041 S Pacheco St, Santa Fe, NM 87505

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe proudly brings the finest assisted living Santa Fe has to offer. Our pueblo-styled community offers 56 bright suites for assisted living with spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans (some as large as 820 square feet). Within our Reflections Neighborhood, we have 29 secure suites devoted to the individualized care of residents with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

Vista Living Care at Sierra Vista and Vista Hermosa

(505) 986-9696 - Sierra Vista
(505) 474-8031 - Vista Hermosa

Vista Living Care comprises two homes in beautiful Santa Fe, NM, Sierra Vista and Vista Hermosa. We maintain our leadership status in memory care with our cutting-edge model--internationally recognized as a superior, unique design for this special population. Honoring the whole person, we remember their past with the wisdom to understand their present. “Dementia is our business, our only business!" is another one of our mottoes.

Our lovely homes offer a synergistic and Zen-like escape from the relentless loss of memory. Elders here participate in an organic loving home that honors diverse cultural traditions and thrives with their individual simple pleasures.

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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