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Assisted Living in New Hampshire

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OVERALL STATE RANK

Overview of assisted living in New Hampshire

Assisted living provides a social environment for seniors while providing assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, grooming, and toileting. In New Hampshire, the average cost of assisted living is approximately $7,600 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s proprietary data. Annually, this adds up to $91,200.[01] This figure is significantly higher than the cost of an independent living community, and it’s slightly lower than the cost of a memory care community.

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Assisted living state rankings report

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Overall state ranking out of 50

State scorecard

How we determine rankings

Our 2023 state ranking for assisted living uses A Place for Mom’s proprietary data collected from our community partners. First, we sorted through our metrics and grouped them into three pillars that are key in a quality assisted living experience. We weighted these pillars differently based on insights from our senior living experts. Then, we used these categories and their weighting to determine how each state ranks.

Read our full methodology

Top ranked New Hampshire cities for assisted living overall

Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in New Hampshire

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Carriage Hill Assisted Living

306 Knox Marsh Rd, Madbury, NH 03823
10
Review Score
42 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Karen MacDonald - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

In November of 2022 it became evident my mom could not go back to her apartment after a hospitalization. I had heard from numerous friends how happy they were with Carriage Hill (CH) assisted living in...

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Arbors of Bedford

70 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, NH 03110
9.9
Review Score
68 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Heather A - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Great place for mom. Love the staff! They are incredibly kind to their residents!???? The food is quite good. They have loads of wonderful activities for the residents to participate in if they like. And...

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Hillsbrook Village at Allenstown

2 Chester Turnpike, Allenstown, NH 03275
9.8
Review Score
17 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The facility is amazing and easy to navigate. The nursing and PT staff have done a fantastic job working with mom to motivate her to get stronger and to expand to new activities she can participate in.

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Nashua

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Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings

674 West Hollis Street, Nashua, NH 03062
8.9
Review Score
28 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I moved my uncle to this facility because he started needing more and more support. For transfers, he needs a Hoya lift. He needs to have virtually everything done for him. This was one of the few places...

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Langdon Place of Nashua

319 East Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH 03062
8.0
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41 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

This facility is very well maintained. They do offer weekly housekeeping, but mom does her own because she likes to. They're great to work with. The apartments are large and less expensive than some other...

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Arbors of Bedford

70 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, NH 03110
9.9
Review Score
68 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Heather A - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Great place for mom. Love the staff! They are incredibly kind to their residents!???? The food is quite good. They have loads of wonderful activities for the residents to participate in if they like. And...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Londonderry

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All American Assisted Living at Londonderry

1 Button Drive, Londonderry, NH 03053
8.6
Review Score
33 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Louise R - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Caring and compassionate staff. Attentive to detail, good family interaction. Very homey atmosphere. Staff attentive to detail. Facility is currently short staffed as are most today but they do well.

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Arbors of Bedford

70 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, NH 03110
9.9
Review Score
68 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Heather A - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Great place for mom. Love the staff! They are incredibly kind to their residents!???? The food is quite good. They have loads of wonderful activities for the residents to participate in if they like. And...

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Hillsbrook Village at Allenstown

2 Chester Turnpike, Allenstown, NH 03275
9.8
Review Score
17 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The facility is amazing and easy to navigate. The nursing and PT staff have done a fantastic job working with mom to motivate her to get stronger and to expand to new activities she can participate in.

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Manchester

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Arbors of Bedford

70 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, NH 03110
9.9
Review Score
68 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Heather A - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Great place for mom. Love the staff! They are incredibly kind to their residents!???? The food is quite good. They have loads of wonderful activities for the residents to participate in if they like. And...

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Hillsbrook Village at Allenstown

2 Chester Turnpike, Allenstown, NH 03275
9.8
Review Score
17 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The facility is amazing and easy to navigate. The nursing and PT staff have done a fantastic job working with mom to motivate her to get stronger and to expand to new activities she can participate in.

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The Residence at Salem Woods

6 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH 03079
9.5
Review Score
33 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Robert M - I'm a current/former resident or client

This place is perfect and so clean and well run. Staff are amazing and they really keep the residents active and engaged . This place is beyond perfect and they really care for the residents I would highly...

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Top-rated Assisted Living facilities in Dover

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Spring Village at Dover

35 Pointe Place, Dover, NH 03820
9.5
Review Score
63 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Williams Family - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Due to mom’s health she was only there for a couple months. But while she was there everyone was very kind and helpful. The facility is really nice and even though it has a large population, it felt very...

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The Residence at Silver Square

100 Sterling Way, Dover, NH 03820
9.5
Review Score
23 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Overall we like all the residence facilities but they are somewhat challenged in provided full and stable staffing. The meals and dining service is excellent and the activities are frequent and varied.

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Langdon Place of Dover

60 Middle Road, Dover, NH 03820
9.4
Review Score
38 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff was outstanding- the programming because of the room size was inadequate in my opinion.Seemed a logical choice as that was the only facility accepting Physical Therapy Patients. I had not at that...

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Cost of assisted living in New Hampshire

A Place for Mom has collected proprietary data across our network of partner communities in New Hampshire. Seniors we’ve helped have paid between $4,400 and $11,070 per month in their new assisted living communities. Nationally, the average monthly cost of assisted living is $6,200. New Hampshire’s average cost is higher, which may be due in part to the higher cost of living in the state.

It’s important to remember that many factors can affect the total cost of assisted living. While New Hampshire has a wide range in assisted living costs, this may be due in part to the community’s location, with communities near large cities being more expensive. Additional factors that affect the cost of assisted living may include the following:

  •  Your loved one’s room size and layout
  •  Pet rent
  •  Your loved one’s level of care
  •  Optional expenses, such as an errands service

Since assisted living can be expensive, many seniors do use multiple payment methods to cover the cost of assisted living.

Compare costs of New Hampshire vs. the national average

Average monthly costs

New Hampshire

$6,177/mo

US National average

$4,629/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. nearby states

Average monthly costs

New Hampshire

$6,177/mo

Vermont

$6,197/mo

Massachusetts

$6,861/mo

Rhode Island

$4,759/mo

Maine

$6,431/mo

Compare costs of assisted living in New Hampshire vs. nearby cities

Average monthly costs

New Hampshire

$6,177/mo

Lebanon, NH

$5,068/mo

Compare costs of assisted living vs. other senior care types in New Hampshire

Average monthly costs

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Paying for assisted living in New Hampshire

It’s common for seniors to use both private and public payment methods to cover their monthly bill. Seniors and families who start planning early have the most flexibility in payment options. This is because many payment options, such as veterans benefits or public assistance through Medicaid, often have a waiting period. For an in-depth look at different payment options, visit our complete guide to paying for long-term care.

Private pay refers to any assets, such as a home or insurance policy, that a senior can put towards their assisted living costs.

Selling a house

Seniors can use the profits from selling their home to pay for assisted living in New Hampshire.

Reverse mortgage

A reverse mortgage can allow seniors to leverage some of the equity of their home to pay for assisted living in New Hampshire.

Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

The funds in an HSA can help cover the medically necessary aspects of assisted living in New Hampshire.

Life insurance

New Hampshire seniors can sell or convert a life insurance policy to help pay for their assisted living costs.

Long-term care insurance

A long-term care insurance policy can help pay for the caregiver assistance a senior receives in New Hampshire assisted living.

Social Security benefits for assisted living

Seniors can put the money they receive from Social Security benefits toward their monthly assisted living bill in New Hampshire.

Assisted living requirements and regulations in New Hampshire

Assisted living communities in New Hampshire are licensed through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Facilities Administration under two categories. While licensing requirements for both categories are similar, they offer two levels of care.

Residential care facilities offer a lower level of care with a focus on the social aspect of community. They can offer a maximum of 21 medical or nursing visits for each instance or illness that requires it. [02]

Supported residential health care facilities offer a higher level of care. In fact, seniors who are eligible for a nursing home level of care can remain in these communities as long as their needs are being met.[02]

To help ensure that a resident’s care needs are met, assisted living facilities must conduct a care assessment before a new resident moves in (or within 24 hours of admission). Ongoing assessments should occur every six months or after any major changes in a resident’s health.[02]

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Evaluating New Hampshire’s licensing and inspections process

We developed a system to rate each state on how easy — or difficult — it is to find important assisted living records and reports, and we compiled tips to help you in your search.

States with the most transparent records allow you to look up important information about each assisted living facility online, including inspections, complaints, survey results, violations, capacity, and whether the facility accepts Medicaid.

Access to New Hampshire assisted living records: Basic

Public access to assisted living records and reports for the state of New Hampshire is basic. New Hampshire’s website allows you to verify licensing and contains some information about inspections and complaints. While the state website lists dates of inspections, the full reports aren’t currently accessible online.

How to look up New Hampshire assisted living licenses and records

You can use New Hampshire’s facility search form to find licensed providers and the dates of inspections:

  • From the form, choose “assisted living / residential care facility” as the license type.
  • Click the name of the community to access more information.
  • Although the dates of recent inspections are listed, the text of these reports is not accessible online.
  • For information about specific communities, contact the office of the long-term care ombudsman to see if they can provide information about a community you are exploring.
  • Visit the US Administration on Aging’s Eldercare Locator to locate the appropriate long-term care ombudsman.
  • If you need to make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get records, consider browsing the state-by-state resources from the National Freedom of Information Coalition, which includes sample state-specific FOIA letters.

How we arrived at our New Hampshire rating

We developed a standard methodology for state data collection and evaluation, and we based our rating primarily on the objective, state-specific accessibility criteria outlined in these questions:

  1. Are licensed assisted living communities listed online in any form? Yes
  2. If Yes to #1, is the information updated frequently? Yes
  3. If Yes to #1, is the list of licensed communities searchable? Yes
  4. Does the state post inspections, complaints, survey results, or violations online? No
  5. If Yes to #4, is the information updated frequently (within 90 days)? No
  6. If Yes to #2 and #4, is the enforcement information included in the same place as licensed communities? Yes
  7. If Yes to #4 and No to #6, are violations and inspections searchable at all? No
  8. Is information about special licensing for care shown? Yes
  9. Is capacity shown? No
  10. Are payment types shown (e.g., Medicaid, private pay)? No
  11. Is the administrator/contact name shown? No
  12. Can the state fine a facility? Yes
  13. What is the frequency of inspections? Every 12 months
  14. Does the website include pricing of facilities? No

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2022-2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. National Center for Assisted Living. (2022). Assisted living state regulatory review.

Top cities in New Hampshire for assisted living

9.4
Concord, NH
8 facilities
8.8
Dover, NH
17 facilities
7.9
Littleton, NH
18 facilities
7.9
Manchester, NH
11 facilities
7.3
Londonderry, NH
15 facilities
7.3
Nashua, NH
13 facilities

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