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.
Executive Director Maria Duarte joined the company as a caregiver in 1996. In fact, she was one of the first employees. Our very first resident Mr. Roberts was a bit of a challenge for Maria – he refused to eat anything besides ice cream, at first. All it took to turn this around was to simply ask the resident what he enjoyed eating and have a conversation with him. He opened up and started eating like the rest of the residents. Maria’s motto is simply to treat the residents as she would want to be treated, and it has served her well. With her commitment to her career and her passion for the work, Maria worked her way up to the role of Executive Director in 2005.
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.
As a business, we are committed to providing excellent, personalized care to our residents.