60 Assisted Living Communities in New Hampshire

Pines of Newmarket

$3,380/month
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9 Grant Rd, Newmarket, NH
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Assisted Living  ·  Respite Care  ·  Memory Care
The Pines of Newmarket is an active Assisted Living community located in quiet Newmarket, NH. The residents are actively involved in the local communi

Kirkwood Corners

$3,280/month
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206 North River Road, Lee, NH
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Located in small town New Hampshire, Kirkwood Corners is warm and inviting. The staff and residents are a close-knit group and the community is mistak

Bedford Falls

$3,400/month
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5 Corporate Drive, Bedford, NH
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Bedford Falls joins a family of communities in New England making a world of difference in the lives of seniors and their families. The name “Benchm

Benchmark Senior Living At Nashua Crossings

$4,867/month
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674 West Hollis Street, Nashua, NH
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings is a bright and inviting community located just minutes from downtown Nashua, NH. Here, we help seniors ma

Brookdale Spruce Wood

Estimated $7,071/month
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25 Worthen Rd, Durham, NH
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Situated on 16 picturesque, wooded acres in Durham, New Hampshire, Brookdale Spruce Wood is the senior living community that becomes like home the mom

Birch Hill Terrace

Estimated $4,992/month
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200 Alliance Way, Manchester, NH
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Continuing Care Retirement Community(CCRC)  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
The Vibrancy of Life. The Serenity of Nature. Our charitable roots began 125 years ago in 1875 with small group of 24 Manchester area women, who ba

Kendal at Hanover

Estimated $3,375/month
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80 Lyme Rd, Hanover, NH
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Continuing Care Retirement Community(CCRC)  ·  Memory Care
Our Community Kendal at Hanover is an accredited, not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), offering comprehensive long-term care

Greystone Farm At Salem

$4,300/month
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242 Main Street, Salem, NH
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Suite  ·  Studio  ·  One Bedroom
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Respite Care
Surrounded by natural woodlands, Greystone Farm at Salem evokes the serenity of a bygone era. In the country kitchen sits a beautifully restored antiq

Huntington at Nashua

$2,868/month
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55 Kent Ln, Nashua, NH
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Continuing Care Retirement Community(CCRC)  ·  Memory Care
WHO WE ARE At Home By Hunt is a revolutionary Continuing Care At Home program for NH residents aged 62 and better who want to remain in their own hom

Havenwood Heritage Heights

Estimated $4,558/month
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33 Christian Ave, Concord, NH
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Assisted Living  ·  Independent Living  ·  Memory Care  ·  Skilled Nursing Facility
About Our Concord Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) The spirit of our community is strong because we live our mission every day. Havenwood

Hunt Community

Estimated $4,601/month
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10 Allds Street, Nashua, NH
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Assisted Living  ·  Skilled Nursing Facility
WHO WE ARE Hunt Community is a Life Plan Community for active, healthy people aged 62 and better, located on 16 neatly landscaped acres near downtown

Harmony Homes at Hickory Pond

Estimated $2,941/month Not Yet Rated
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1 Stagecoach Road, Durham, NH
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Artaban House

Estimated $5,103/month Not Yet Rated
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40 Plowshare Lane, Greenfield, NH
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Bellamy Fields

Estimated $5,954/month Not Yet Rated
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150 Garrison Road, Dover, NH
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Canterbury Hall

Estimated $5,047/month Not Yet Rated
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353 Baptist Rd, Canterbury, NH
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Assisted Living

New Hampshire's official motto is "Live Free or Die," which suggests a certain intensity in the Granite State's approach to public life, but the sentiment is justified by New Hampshire's strong traditions of public life, personal independence and small-town politics. The town hall meeting was practically invented in New Hampshire, and today this small New England state's 1.3 million citizens live in one of the most fiercely independent states in the Union.

New Hampshire is known as the Granite State in recognition of the natural hard stone formations that give the state its characteristic terrain. The rugged mountain areas are an ideal habitat for the state bird, the purple finch, and the state flower, the purple lilac, which turns the whole state lavender during the spring. Fall is also a popular time for long walks in New Hampshire, which undergoes the same dramatic transformation as the rest of New England when the leaves turn to rich tones of red, brown and yellow, a spectacle that draws thousands of tourists every year.

Much of New Hampshire's land area is made up of rugged granite mountains, many of which are high enough to build up significant snow during winter. Skiing in the state's official sport, though seniors who find a downhill slalom a bit challenging might otherwise enjoy recreational horseback and snowmobile rides in the extensive national parks or a good old-fashioned snowball fight in the yard of one of New Hampshire's many chalet-style lodges, several of which are located close to the state's few major cities.

What Is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a long-term care option that many seniors find more comfortable than living alone or with a home health aide. Seniors in assisted living communities live largely independently but with help on call for both medical emergencies and regular activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing and taking some medications.

What Does Assisted Living Cost in New Hampshire?

In New Hampshire, the average monthly cost of assisted living is $4,855, according to the 2018 Genworth Cost of Care Survey.

The statewide median monthly cost of assisted living in New Hampshire is $4,855, compared with the nationwide average of $3,750 a month for care elsewhere. Seniors in New Hampshire who move into assisted living may actually save some money, since the monthly cost of a home health aide is $5,030. Manchester, is particularly pricey for most seniors. Monthly costs for assisted living here run as high as $6,063, on average.

How Is Assisted Living Regulated in New Hampshire?

Assisted living in New Hampshire is overseen by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Health, which publishes training and quality of care guidelines for community staff. The division maintains an active database of licensed facilities, takes comments and concerns from the general public and conducts inspections of properties for health and safety issues.

How is Assisted Living in New Hampshire Affected by Laws and Taxes?

Depending on how it's structured, aging citizens' income is typically safe in New Hampshire. The state has no income tax of any kind, so pensions and Social Security are entirely tax exempt on the state level. Income from investments is subject to tax after the first $2,400, however, so seniors who get by on income from 401(k)s and/or IRAs may feel the bite above that fairly low level. New Hampshire also has no sales tax, which is great for seniors who still shop for themselves, though property taxes here are among the highest in the nation, which might motivate some seniors to sell their old homes, rather than to hang onto them after the move into assisted living.

Politics in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is a fiercely independent and traditionally libertarian state. Apart from federal laws, many lifestyle options in New Hampshire (such as gun ownership) are only weakly regulated, if they're regulated at all. New Hampshire has only four votes in the Electoral College, and the voters of the state have a history of swinging from one side to another in national elections. The state makes voting relatively easy for seniors, with options to register for absentee or vote-by-mail status. Adults with disabilities are entitled to easy access to polling stations, and help is available for those who need it.

New Hampshire's state government has the nation's largest legislature, with over 400 members in the lower house alone. This is unusual for such a small state, but New Hampshire has made a point of devolving representation to the lowest level possible, with as few people per district as is practical. In elections, New Hampshire has a potential trouble spot written into the law. The Secretary of State is required by the state constitution to schedule New Hampshire's all-important primary at least one week prior to any "similar event" in other states, which leads to a somewhat hurried primary season every four years as the state races against Iowa, which also has a law requiring it to hold the first "similar event" in the nation.

Fun Facts

  • New Hampshire was not just one of the original Thirteen Colonies; it was the first state to declare independence from Britain, fully six months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted in 1776.
  • New Hampshire has only ever produced one president: Franklin Pierce. His home, the Pierce Manse, still stands in Concord, NH, and welcomes visitors for most of the year. Seniors get a $1 discount on admission.
  • Founded in 1623, New Castle is the smallest incorporated town in New Hampshire, and it's the only one situated entirely on islands. Covering just 0.8 square miles, New Castle's 1,000 or so permanent residents live in a resortlike setting with fishing, boating and other senior-friendly outdoor activities.