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The New Hampshire senior population is approximately 160,000 or 12% of the total state population. For a state as small as New Hampshire, this is a relatively dense senior population and should mean that there is a good selection of assisted living facilities in your area. Unfortunately, New Hampshire is ranked in the top 10 most expensive places to live and retire with an overall 'cost of living' index of 114, a index of 125 for 'health care' and 123 for housing in 2007. Keep these facts in mind when searching for New Hampshire assisted living facilities and expect to pay more than you would in most of the country. The highest concentrations of seniors are located in Portsmouth, Keene, Concord, Berlin, Franklin, Claremont, Laconia, Lebanon, Nashua, and Manchester.
Assisted Living Facility Governmental Oversight In New Hampshire
Annual inspections are conducted by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. The inspection report should be posted at the facility. You may also call the Department of Health and Human Services at 800-852-3345, ext. 4592 to request copies of inspection reports and complaints. Use this number to report a complaint or contact your local New Hampshire Ombudsman:
Don Rabun State LTC Ombudsman New Hampshire Office of the LTC Ombudsman
129 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301-3857
Phone: (603)271-4704 Fax: (603)271-5574
For non-safety-related complaints and testimonials for New Hampshire assisted living facilities, please fill out a review on this site to help other seniors in their assisted living facility selection process. Creating a review only takes a few minutes.
This directory includes 216 assisted living options for New Hampshire. Use the "Advance Search" to find the nearest 40 senior services based on your desired location or select a city and then choose a tab to see different types of senior care including nursing homes, Alzheimer's care centers, CCRCs, independent living, in-home and hospice care.
Here are the direct links to Concord Nursing Homes, Keene Nursing Homes, Manchester Nursing Homes, or use the advanced search and limit your results to Nursing Homes.
Finding A New Hampshire Assisted Living Facility
There are several different factors to consider when searching for a New Hampshire assisted living facility. The safety and well-being of the residence is the number one factor so make sure to check on inspection reports and complaints before moving into a facility. Other important factors include proximity to friends and family and proximity to health care services and amenities. It is preferred to live in a facility that is within 30 minutes of emergency care unit and it may be more convenient to select an assisted living facility that is near other senior services such as cancer treatment and physical therapy. The cost of the facility must be balanced with the current health level of the senior and the availability of the amenities both inside the facility and in the surrounding area. Although assisted living residents require help with their daily activities, entertainment activities fill up a large portion of their life so living in a larger facility with an activities director can make life much more enjoyable and interesting.