How Is Assisted Living Different from Other Forms of Senior Housing and Nursing Homes?

Assisted living fits in the continuum of care between shared living arrangements such as congregate housing and the more intensive medical and skilled nursing services provided by nursing homes. One of assisted living’s defining features is the individualized personal care provided to residents who need assistance with activities of daily living or for example help with medications. Assisted living also can provide a structured setting for residents who are experiencing memory loss and other symptoms of early Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

Many individuals and their families choose assisted living because it values the independence and dignity of individual residents while providing cost effective and needed services in a home-like environment. Assisted living, with a few exceptions, does not provide the 24 hour skilled medical services of a nursing home and may only be chosen as an option after a required resident assessment is made of an individual's medical status and functional ability.

 
Select NH Locations
Coos County Grafton County Carroll County Sullivan County Cheshire County Merrimack County Belknap County Strafford County Hillsborough County Rockingham County

Belknap

  • Laconia
  • Meredith
  • Sanbornton

Carroll

  • Center Ossipee
  • Freedom
  • North Conway
  • Ossipee
  • Sanbornville
  • West Ossipee
  • Wolfeboro

Cheshire

  • Keene
  • Swanzey
  • Westmoreland

Coos

  • Colebrook
  • Whitefield

Grafton

  • Bristol
  • Lebanon
  • Littleton

Hillsborough

  • Bedford
  • Goffstown
  • Hudson
  • Manchester
  • Merrimack
  • Milford
  • Nashua
  • New Boston
  • New Ipswich
  • Peterborough
  • Temple

Merrimack

  • Allenstown
  • Concord
  • Franklin
  • New London
  • Pittsfield
  • Warner
  • Webster

Rockingham

  • Brentwood
  • Deerfield
  • Exeter
  • Fremont
  • Newmarket
  • Portsmouth
  • Raymond
  • Salem
  • Sandown
  • Windham

Strafford

  • Dover
  • Durham
  • Farmington
  • Lee
  • Rochester

Sullivan

  • Charlestown
  • Claremont
  • Goshen
  • Newport
Select Payment Preferences and Levels of Care

Payment Options

  • HCBC
  • Private

Levels of Care

  • Alzheimer
  • Assisted Living
  • Brain Injury
  • Dementia Care
  • Independent
  • Skilled Nursing
Select Facility Features

Services Available

  • Activities
  • Exercise Program
  • Group Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Linens Laundered
  • Medication Administration
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Nurses on Staff
  • Personal Laundry
  • Personal Transportation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Residence Security
  • Respite Care
  • Snacks
  • Three Meals a Day
  • Visiting Physicians
  • Wellness Program

Amenities

  • Air Condition
  • Bathtub
  • Cable/Satellite TV Outlet
  • Cellphone Services
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Microwave
  • Pets Allowed
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Smoking in Room
  • Stove
  • Telephone Jack

Common Areas

  • Activity Room
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Community Room
  • Deck/Patio
  • Dining_Room
  • Exercise Room
  • Family/Private Dining Room
  • Garage/Parking
  • Garden Area
  • Gift Shop
  • Library
  • Living Room
  • Music Room
  • Resident Kitchen
  • Smoking Area
  • Storage Room
  • Walking Trails
  • Whirlpool/Spa

Other Options

  • Chapel
  • Guest Suite
  • Religious Services
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