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

2014 Convention & Expo Handouts

Below are handouts as printed from our presenter's powerpoint presentations.

Monday, October 21, 2014

UTIs and the Elderly (Dr. Brian Marks)

Using a Team Approach to Reduce the Use of Anti-Psychotics

Hoarding (Cynthia McGahan)

Update on Medicaid Managed Care Phases II & III and Their Impact on Assisted Living (Lisabritt Solsky and Susam Lombard)

Legislative Update (Gary Cahoon and Eldon Munson)

#1 Creating  a Drug-Free Workplace Policy (Clara Dietel)

#2 Creating a Drug-Free Workplace Policy (Ken McGee)

Tuesday, October 22, 2014

Pharmacy Update (Lenny Parker)

Caring for the Modern Senior in the Assisted Living Setting: Educational Needs in Geriatric Nursing (Margaret Walker, Ed.D, RN)

Aging and the Long Term Care System in NH (Steve Norton)

How to Work with the Authorities & Survive and Investigation of Suspected Drug Diversion (Investigators Mark Myrdek and Robert Freitas)

Search and Rescue of Missing and Wanderng Residents (Sgt. Todd Szewczyk and Jeanne Menard)


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

May 27th, 2015 | Medication Training Program

NHARCH Offices See event details

June 10th, 2015 | Medication Training Program

NHARCH Offices See event details

July 22nd, 2015 | Resident Assessment Tool Training Program

Monadnock Community Hospital See event details

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

Grappone Conference Center See event details

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Assisted Living News

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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August 27th, 2014 | Public Forum on Initial Proposal of Draft 805s Rules Scheduled for September 4

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Assisted Living Job Openings

October 6th, 2014 | Administrator-Registered Nurse (FT)

Swanzey, NH

The Carpenter Home, a 16-bed Assisted Living Facility owned and operated by the Town of Swanzey, NH, is seeking applicants for the full-time leadershi... See job details

January 8th, 2015 | Aide

Villager Retirement Home of Goffstown (The)

Small family owned and operated assisted living facility seeks caring, compassionate, honest person to aide in the care of the elderly. Experience wor... See job details

March 24th, 2015 | Director of Community Relations

United States

Woodbine Senior Living, LLC is one of the fastest growing, premier Assisted Living property management companies in the country. We are always searchi... See job details

March 24th, 2015 | Executive Director

United States

Woodbine Senior Living, LLC is one of the fastest growing, premier Assisted Living property management companies in the country. We are always searchi... 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

Learn more about this program now!

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  • Laconia
  • Meredith
  • Sanbornton


  • Effingham
  • North Conway
  • 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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