New Mexico is located in the heart of the Southwestern United States, and consists of a varied climate, with dry desert regions and snowy areas part of the year. Also known as the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico is home to many Native American reservations and the Native culture is still very influential amongst its population. The state has a large artist population and its cities of Santa Fe and Albuquerque are well known for their galleries and cultural centers.  The warm climate makes the state’s residents especially prone to bad allergies, however, like many states nearby. New Mexicans pay the upper end of long term care costs and should begin to prepare for this potential situation in their future.

New Mexico’s Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Program began in 2005 and is a joint program between the state and private insurers that helps New Mexicans invest in their health for the future.