Senior Living

Artesia Senior Center
If you are 50 years old or older and looking for a great place to gather with friends and receive information, visit the City’s Commission on Aging, also known as Artesia Senior Center.  The Center is a home away from home for many senior citizens looking for a place to meet peers, maintain an active lifestyle and receive services to make life easier.  Artesia Senior Center’s staff consider visiting seniors their extended family and are always willing to help.

The Center provides a list of recreational activities including exercise classes, crafts, and monthly covered dish birthday parties.  There are comfortable spaces for relaxing, doing self-directed exercise, socializing and having coffee.  Every Thursday and Saturday evening, Artesia Senior Center hosts a dance to live country-western music.  In addition, Artesia Senior Center often schedules out-of-town group daytrips, including transportation.

The Center also serves as a referral and assistance center, providing information about senior programs and providing transportation to dialysis appointments or daily lunches at Artesia Mealsite.  The Center also is a great place to find periodic defensive driving classes for seniors and opportunities to access services for hearing aids, diabetic shoes and more.

Artesia Senior Center
202 W. Chisum Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
575-748-1207
http://www.artesianm.gov/183/Senior-Center

Good Life Senior Living & Memory Care
Good Life Senior Living & Memory Care is Artesia’s newest facility for senior citizens who are looking to downsize or need the extra help.  Good Life is designed like a large home with 15 private rooms, each with a private bath.  There is a larger private room for a couple who wishes to stay together.  Onsite staff is present 24 hours a day, providing cooking, cleaning, laundry services, activities, and personalized care as needed.  A staff nurse visits regularly and remains on call for residents’ needs.  Good Life is a private pay facility.

Good Life Senior Living & Memory Care
906 Pistachio Trail
Artesia, NM  88210
575-936-2569 or 806=535=6322
http://www.goodlifeseniorliving.com/artesia-nm/

San Pedro Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
For those who need long term nursing home care, San Pedro Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Artesia is available.  The facility maintains 65 beds and provides a range of care services, including occupational, physical and speech therapy, high skill nursing care, meals, activities and all other day-to-day care required.  A range of nursing staff and care givers are on site 24 hours a day. Hospice services are brought in as required.  Located just next door to the Artesia Mealsite, San Pedro staff take facility residents to the Mealsite regularly for opportunities to dine in a social environment and see friends from outside the facility.  Of course, friends and family are always welcome to the center as well.  San Pedro accepts Medicare, Medicaid and private pay residents.

San Pedro Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
1402 Gilchrist Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
575-746-6006
www.sanpedronursingandrehabilitation.com

Artesia Senior Mealsite & Adult Day Care
Many of Artesia’s senior citizens gather daily for lunch provided by Artesia Senior Mealsite.  Operated by the non-profit Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation, the Mealsite offers a lunch every weekday (Monday-Friday) for a $1.75 donation.  Those enjoying the program must be 60 years or older and are required to complete some paperwork to qualify.  Once qualified, senior citizens can visit any weekday for lunch and fellowship with other senior citizens.  Artesia Senior Mealsite also delivers homebound meals to more than 100 clients.  Again, clients must be at least 60 years of age and qualify as truly homebound.

In addition to meal services, Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation also provides Adult Day Care services.  Adult Day Care serves as a respite program to assist senior citizens who simply need socialization opportunity or need not be left alone at home during the day.  The program includes memory games, crafts, physical activities, local outings, monthly out-of-town daytrips, morning and afternoon snacks as well as a trip to the Mealsite every day for lunch.  Transportation is provided to deliver clients to and from home.

Meals-on-Wheels, Inc. - 575-746-9642
Artesia Meals-on-Wheels, Inc. is a private non-profit organization whose ability to serve its clients comes from more than 300 volunteers who give willingly of their time and donations.  These volunteers are the vital link in the organization’s services and add an immeasurable human contact value to the program, which maintains the vision that all clients should be treated with dignity and respect.

The program serves those who do not require hospitalization while recovering from illness or surgery, but need assistance because of ongoing health problems and simply need a helping hand.  Thanks to contributions, the cost of meals has not increased in 39 years.  To meet a variety of needs, meals are prepared by Artesia General Hospital’s dietary kitchen with an emphasis on proper nutrition.

J&J Home Care
J&J Home Care is your Artesia-based, locally owned provider of quality, compassionate healthcare provided in the comfort of your own home.  Services include nursing care, wound care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language therapy.  J&J Home Care also provides a full range of personal care and companion care services which includes services such as meal preparation, light housekeeping, assistance with activities of daily living, companionship, and other services tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.  J&J Home Care serves patients with Medicare, Medicaid, virtually all private insurance, Long-term Care Insurance, and private-pay.  J&J Home Care is a fully licensed Home Health Care Agency and is accredited by Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) and Medicare.

J&J Home Care
1301 W. Grand Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
575-746-2892

Comfort Keepers
Providing personalized companion care services for Medicaid and private pay customers.

Comfort Keepers
502 West Texas Avenue, Suite C
Artesia, NM  88210
575-748-2200
www.comfortkeepers.com