What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living is a special combination of housing and personalized support services designed to meet the needs-both scheduled and unscheduled-of those who need help with activities of daily living. Activities of daily living can include tasks related to personal hygiene, laundry, eating, and other similar personal care needs.

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What is Assisted Living?

Assisted Living is Different

How is Assisted Living different than traditional care? 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.

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Assisted Living is Different


The New Hampshire Association of Residential Care Homes (NHARCH) is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting health, safety, ethical standards and practical efficiency in licensed assisted living facilities throughout New Hampshire.

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Proposed CMS Medicaid Rule

By clicking on the link below, you will be taken to the full text of proposed federal rule changes regarding Medicaid eligibility. If enacted as written, the changes would have serious implications for NHARCH members who participate in NH's HC-BC/CFI waiver program and for residents served by the program. Among our key concerns are proposed changes to eligibility requirements including a defined model of AL accommodations which do not exist here in NH (nor in many other states across the country). While the official public comment period has expired, NHARCH has engaged the services of outside counsel and is already moving ahead with efforts to meet with our national elected officials to work in tandem with other states and similarly minded organizations to fight enactment of the proposed rules. Anyone with specific questions may contact our offices at 800-544-0906.

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Proposed CMS Medicaid Rule

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About Our Organization

The New Hampshire Association of Residential Care Homes (NHARCH) is a dynamic and professional association of assisted living communities within the state providing residents with assistance in daily living and activities. The Association and its members work closely with regulators and facility owners/administrators to assure the quality of life and care for residents in various members’ homes. It is the statewide affiliate of the Assisted Living Federation of America and represents more residential care/assisted living providers than any other group in the state.

We provide referral services to member facilities for those seeking to find needed care for a loved one, patient or client. NHARCH is the primary provider of educational forums and programs for those working in residential/assisted living care. Our popular fall annual convention and membership meetings throughout the year also provide an excellent opportunity for learning and networking.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events with NHARCH

April 14th, 2015 | Board of Directors Meeting

Executive Office See event details

September 30th, 2015 | Medication Training Program

NHARCH Offices See event details

October 20th, 2015 | Copy of: NHARCH Fall Convention & Expo - Day One

Grappone Conference Center See event details

October 21st, 2015 | NHARCH Fall Convention & Expo - Day Two

Grappone Conference Center See event details

November 16th, 2015 | Resident Assessment Tool Training Program

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital See event details

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Assisted Living News

June 4th, 2015 | Increase in the Monthly Personal Needs

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May 14th, 2015 | New He-P 805 Rules are Now in Effect!

Certified copy of the He-P 805 Supported Residential Care Rules Read full story

April 15th, 2015 | Draft-NH Provider Self-Assessmentof HCBS Community Settings

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April 10th, 2015 | April 10, 2015 Legislative Report

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October 7th, 2014 | 805 Rules Update ...What's Next? Public Hearing October 27

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Assisted Living Job Openings

October 6th, 2014 | Assisted Living Administrator

Swanzey, NH

(Position Description Updated 9/25/15) The Town of Swanzey, NH is accepting resumes for the position of Administrator for its 16-unit Assisted Living... See job details

July 21st, 2015 | Residential Advisors

North Country Independent Living, Inc.

NORTH COUNTRY INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.“CHANGING LIVES, BUILDING FUTURES” A community based provider of residential services and supports for indi... See job details

September 25th, 2015 | Licensing & Evaluation Coordinator

State of NH - Dept. of Health & Human Services - Office of Program Support

Summary:To perform professional assessment individually and as team-leader of a multi-disciplinary team in a wide range of health facilities licensed ... See job details

Protection Plus Insurance Program

facility-insuranceYou face challenges everyday, from choosing the right insurance to employee benefits and state and federal compliance issues. Protection Plus is a unique insurance and risk management program exclusively for members of NHARCH, with features including:

  • Specialized Insurance for Residential Care Homes
  • Compliance & Risk Management Services
  • Dedicated Member Portal

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  • Laconia
  • Meredith
  • Sanbornton


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


  • Keene
  • Swanzey
  • Westmoreland


  • Colebrook
  • Whitefield


  • Bristol
  • Lebanon
  • Littleton


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


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


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


  • Dover
  • Farmington
  • Lee
  • Rochester


  • 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


  • 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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