Families searching for senior living in New Hampshire will be greeted by natural beauty in just about every direction. The Granite State remains a popular spot for seniors, largely for its outstanding scenery, but also for its easy access to the Atlantic Coast and nearby New England destinations. New Hampshire’s main metropolitan area, Manchester, is located in the south-central region, but most of the state is defined by its winding rivers, natural bodies of water, and conifer-covered landscape. Lake Winnipesaukee is a large glacial lake in central New Hampshire at the foothills of the White Mountains. This rugged subrange of the Appalachians stretches into the state’s Great North Woods region and attracts millions of tourists every year with its ski slopes, hiking trails, and climbing walls. New Hampshire may be small in area, but it offers countless opportunities for an active yet peaceful retirement.
There are more than 30 nursing homes in New Hampshire. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of nursing homes in New Hampshire to help you find the community that fits your needs and budget.
The median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in New Hampshire is about $10,500, according to Genworth.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency that regulates and provides ratings for nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. CMS offers guidance to state Medicaid services regarding rules for facilities that are Medicaid-certified. Medicare provides a national nursing home website to view the audit and licensing history of Medicare-approved nursing homes.
Each state regulates senior living communities differently, but you can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in New Hampshire.
In New Hampshire, nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.
Overall, the cost of living in New Hampshire is considered to be less affordable than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.
About 19% of New Hampshire’s population are seniors, which is higher than the national average. In the 2016 presidential election, New Hampshire leaned slightly liberal.
New Hampshire’s climate is classified as humid continental, which means the state has four distinct seasons including typically mild summers and long, quite cold winters. New Hampshire’s southeastern region has a short Atlantic coastline with moderate temperatures, whereas winter weather is often extreme in the mountainous northern parts of the state. Severe weather like thunderstorms and tornadoes is somewhat rare, although the state experiences winter storms with lots of snowfall and — given its location near the Atlantic Ocean — is prone to nor’easters with extreme amounts of snow. Tropical storms and hurricanes usually weaken in the North Atlantic’s cooler waters before reaching New Hampshire, or they divert eastward and miss the state.