When choosing assisted living care, consumers are reliant on their state’s regulatory agencies to provide information about communities and their backgrounds. Public access to assisted living records varies greatly state by state. Here is a snapshot of the level of transparency in the state of New Hampshire:
- New Hampshire’s website allows you to verify licensing and that contains some information about inspections and complaints.
- While the state website lists dates of inspections, the full reports are not currently accessible online.
HOW TO ACCESS RECORDS
- 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
- While 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 he or she 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 these state by state resources from the National Freedom of Information Coalition, which included sample state-specific FOIA letters.
Update: January 2018
New Hampshire Accessibility Criteria
Our ratings are based on the objective criteria outlined in the table below.
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|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 / inspections searchable at all?||No|
|8||Is information about special licensing for care shown?||Yes|
|10||Payment types shown, [e.g. Medicaid, private pay]?||No|
|11||Administrator / Contact name shown?||No|
|12||State may fine facility?||Yes|
|13||Frequency of inspections?||Every 12 months|
|14||Website includes pricing of facility?||No|