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.
Assisted living is a residential option that promotes self-direction and participation in decisions regarding care and services. As a model of supportive housing, assisted living emphasizes independence, individuality, privacy, dignity, and choice. The levels of services within assisted living can be tailored to meet an individual’s needs and preferences. Currently, there are 147 assisted living facilities operating in New Hampshire that are licensed by the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services.