The Residence at Salem Woods

6 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH 03079

About the community

Come home to The Residence at Salem Woods, where your golden years can really shine. Small-town charm and gorgeous natural surroundings make Salem a comfortable place to retire. Whether you’re an independent senior looking for a maintenance-free lifestyle, in need of assisted living services, or are seeking a memory care program for a loved one, our community has the professional staff and well-designed amenities to provide a solution to you. Our care keeps pace with you, so as needs evolve, you can stay in the comfort and familiarity of the home you know. Discover more about The Residence at Salem Woods by contacting an A Place for Mom advisor today!

Community Services and Activities

The Residence at Salem Woods offers beautifully appointed common areas that provide an inviting backdrop for participating in our robust activities or simply relaxing by the fireplace. Live out the good life, with amenities including:

  • Innovative technology for entertainment, convenience, and safety
  • Bistro for casual bites
  • Raised garden beds and outdoor patios
  • Fitness area
  • Salon
  • Upscale, furnished living rooms for lounging and entertainment
  • Private dining rooms

When it comes to services, we clean, cook, drive, perform maintenance, assist you in daily tasks, and mind the details of the day-to-day, so you can spend more...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at The Residence at Salem Woods

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
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Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units
Handicap accessible

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

Bar or pub
Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Uncovered parking


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Barber shop

Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Game room
Movie or theater room


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Primary language spoken by staff



Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Cooking classes

Reviews of The Residence at Salem Woods


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May 26, 2021
Jayne S - Child of resident/client
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I would recommend

We chose The Residence at Salem Woods because we needed a facility with skilled nursing as well as assisted living, there are only a few facilities that do that. I also had to get him out of rehab fast and they were able to take him quickly. We did a virtual tour and an in person tour and it was a beautiful, smaller facility that is quiet. It is also brand new and I really loved the sales woman I talked to, [name removed]. She was transparent and answered all of my questions thoroughly. The director of the facility, [name removed] is wonderful too and very responsive. I would definitely recommend them to others who are looking.

October 14, 2020
concernedson - Loved one of resident/client
Heartbreaking care of vulnerable seniors

One of my relatives moved into Salem Woods but had to move out after only three weeks due to very dangerous and chronic mismanagement of medication by their staff. What’s worse is their blatant attempts to cover this up and blame others for it. We’re now filing complaints with numerous state regulatory and oversight agencies to ensure that The Residence at Salem Woods fixes their many problems. We urge anyone who might need assistance with medications to avoid living at Salem Woods until this is resolved. My relative ended up in respiratory failure after Salem Woods personnel failed to give her critical daily medication for over 3 weeks. First they blamed the patient’s primary care doctor for this, then they blamed the patient instead of taking responsibility. Separately, they admitted their staff failed 10 times in just a 3 week period to log the administration of narcotic pain medication, seriously putting her at risk of receiving a lethal overdose. After we audited their logs, we further discovered that a third medication had not been given for at least 5 days in a row. But when we caught this weeks later and brought it to the attention of the director of nursing, [name removed], she claimed that she spoke to the on duty staff at the time. The staff was then allowed to retroactively log the medication weeks later, claiming that they simply had “forgotten” to log it but “remembered” giving it. Subsequent checking of the medication showed that in fact there remained too much medication in the vial for it to have been administered that many times. My relative complained to the nurse on duty that she was having shortness of breath and wanted to go to the emergency room. Instead of staying with the patient, the nurse ([name removed]) went downstairs and called me to ask what to do. This wasted precious minutes as we found out later. I asked what medications had been given that day. She responded that the medication log from the other nurses was too hard to read so she couldn’t tell. I then had to tell her to call 911 and get back to the room to be with the patient. By then the patient had lost consciousness and needed CPR. She spent the next 2 weeks in and out of hospitals, including ICU where she was intubated. I met with the management of the facility about these issues. They admitted they had issues but offered no actions to remediate them and to date have not addressed the issue with staff. I left the meeting totally dumbfounded and told them they had serious legal and safety liabilities. My relative moved out in [date removed]. When we requested the return of her security deposit, the executive director [name removed] sent my relative a release of liability agreement and stated we would only get the money back if we agreed not to pursue legal action against them. This is extortion on top of what was already terrible injustice to a vulnerable senior citizen who almost died while in their care! There is much more to this incredibly heartbreaking story. I feel terribly for the existing residents of Salem Woods, especially given the Covid related restrictions make it difficult for loved ones to see what’s really going on there. I also feel badly for the many staff who truly seem to care but are managed by people who are incapable taking responsibility for making a safe environment. I feel obligated to speak for the people who can’t and make sure Salem Woods is held responsible.

October 13, 2020
Colleen Pierce - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A Hotel Feel

The respite care was perfect and we had a really good experience with The Residence at Salem Woods. It was a brand new facility, when my father went here they hadn't even been open a year. It was very beautiful.They had amazing staff members and my father loved it, he also had made a lot of friends. My father loved the food here, he also liked that they did open feeding, so you could eat at anytime during the day, there was no schedule. It was more restaurant style. They had ice-cream socials every Friday. I would recommend.

Response from The Residence at Salem Woods

November 5, 2020

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts, Colleen! We take great pride in providing excellent service for our residents. We're so pleased to know your father enjoyed our Anytime Dining program and being a part of our community so much.

August 27, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Great place for my dad

We chose this community because of the staff. They appeared to be concerned and involved with the residents. They stopped to talk to them, interacted with them, and treated them with dignity and respect. I was looking for a comfortable place for my father to be where he wouldn't be just another job, I wanted staff members to be engaged and they fit that bill very well. The room sizes were very large. I have eaten there and the food was very good. I would recommend this The Residence at Salem Woods.

Response from The Residence at Salem Woods

November 5, 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. Our amazing resident's make this so much more than just a job; getting to interact with them and be a part of their lives is a true joy. We're so thrilled you and your father have enjoyed being a part of our community. Thank you again for your review!

September 26, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Only 3-years old, the building, rooms, common areas, etc. were all clean and fresh. Very nice landscaping including seating under a covered porch, various outdoor seating arrangements, an outside dining area, and a circular walking path. Rooms included kitchenettes. Menu looked delicious and was available from 7 am to 7 pm. Daily specials also offered. Emphasis on highly individualized attention, especially regarding events and activities. Ability to move from independent to assisted living and back as needed. My brother, husband, and I were all very impressed.

Response from The Residence at Salem Woods

September 27, 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to experience our community. We are happy that you and were family found our amenities, dining, engagement programming and grounds impressive. We hope to see you again, very soon. Please let us know if there is anything else that we can do. Have an amazing day!

August 13, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Nice and caring place

Salem Woods is a lovely, well appointed facility that is cheery and bright, Many in-house activities as well as outside venue trips are available to the residents. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Everyone tries to make the resident experiences as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. Prior to entering, one can meet and discuss how a resident can be assisted and helped with the feeling of concern and caring. Adjusting to a new living situation can be stressful; having kind and caring folks to help with the process is very important. For a new resident and out of town family adapting to a new living situation do suggest: have a way to talk directly to a resident via an in-house phone when the person has not cell or landline would be very helpful and a designated liaison who interacts with the person that the family can contact to check on them would be very helpful.

Response from The Residence at Salem Woods

August 15, 2018

Hello, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at The Residence at Salem Woods. We're happy you found our staff to be so supportive. Thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!

August 12, 2018
Michelle Rogers - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Fantastic Residential Place for Senior citizens

AMAZING and compassionate staff - the administration, wellness, engagement, and facilities management all sincerely care for the residents at Salem Woods. My parents have been in assisted/independent living for several months and they and our family are super pleased. The onboarding was extremely smooth, there's activities everyday for residents, meals are delicious and the residence itself is gorgeous. We researched for a year before making the decision and are glad we went with Salem Woods. They are like an extended family to us.

Response from The Residence at Salem Woods

August 15, 2018

Hi Michelle Rogers, we are very happy to have provided you with amazing experiences! Your satisfaction is our top priority. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! See you soon!

August 11, 2018
Joe - Loved one of resident/client
Care at it’s best!

I would like to say that the staff has gone above and beyond to make my father feel comfortable and welcome in the community. Everyone from the wait staff in the dining room to the Assistants that help him get ready in the morning as well as everyone else that works at The Residence. I personally could ask for better care for my father. I hope everyone enjoys the same experience as I have.

Response from The Residence at Salem Woods

August 15, 2018

Hi Joe, we are very happy to hear that you and your father are having such great experiences with our team! Thank you so much for your positive comments about The Residence at Salem Woods! We appreciate you taking the time to share these kind words.

August 9, 2018
Bob Zekis - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
We are very happy about our Salem Woods decision!

The staff at Salem Woods is extremely upbeat and friendly! They know every resident by name and work to exceed all expectations. The facility is very clean and "like new". Food, for the most part meets expectations. Activities keep my mom very busy and happy. Support services meet expectations except on rare occasions when the staff is pulled in several directions at once. Medical services have provided valuable support. Overall, my mom and I are very happy with our decision on Salem Woods and would make the same decision again.

Response from The Residence at Salem Woods

August 23, 2018

Hello Bob! Thank you so much for taking the time to share these kind words! We are happy to hear that our grounds, dining, engagement program and support services have exceeded your expectations. If there is anything further that we can do, please do not hesitate to reach out. Have an amazing day!

July 30, 2018
John Mitchell - Loved one of resident/client

The Residence at Salem Woods is the best that I have found after staying in a few other facilities. They go beyond helping dementia and mental problems in all the support areas. They not only supported my ill wife, but me in my grief throughout this long difficult ordeal. Toward the end we almost became like family when my wife finally passed away, two of them even came to the wake [names removed], the floor manager and nurse's aid. Beyond the call of duty. Towards the end they even got her an air mattress to prevent bed sores and a extended wheel chair and a hospital bed at no cost. The facility is relatively new and so has all the newer items such as rooms, bathrooms, large outdoor patio, library, dining room etc. In the country atmosphere it blends into the country side I would also like to commend [name removed] (sales manager) of course [name removed] (floor manager) [names removed], and a host of others . Don't stay at Marland Place or Bright View if you want to keep your money.

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