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

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 Argentum 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.

Coronavirus Resources

Regarding operation of the NHARCH offices...please know that staff is working daily remotely with access to files and member information.  To reach us, you may This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 1-800-544-0906 and leave a detailed message. We are checking phone messages routinely. We hope that you remain well and thank you for the outstanding job (and sacrifices being made) that all are doing to date to safeguard those served by our industry. 

The following are some online resources that have been suggested as resources for our industry: 


Schedule of Upcoming Weekly Call-Ins from State Health Official and the Bureau of Health Facilities-Licensing (the PDF includes live links to enter/participate in the Zoom calls)

TB Employee Questionnaire (The Dept is accepting waivers for TB testing with the understanding facilities will use the screening tool available via this link instead for the duration of the emergency order.)

April 3, 2020:  COVID-19 Infection Control Webinar for SNFs/NFs
Slides from Webinar on 04/03/20
RECORDING of 04/03/20 Webinar

BEAS Contact Phone Numbers

Updated 4-1-20 Program Eligibility Changes

Families First Coronavirus Response Act! 

 CARES Act Expands Federal Small Business Loans, Can Support Aging Services (4/1/20) (UPDATED)(Provided by LeadingAge)

End of Life Considerations for Persons with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 Last Updated:  March 29, 2020


Hand Sanitizer Sources:
Click the company name below for an order information sheet.  In addition to the quantities on the PDF above, they are also selling in 5 gallon buckets for $150.00.  There is a limit of 3 buckets at a time, as this product is very flammable.

Fabrizia Spirits, LLC
2 Industrial Way
Salem, NH 03079
(O) 603-458-1745 x700

Past Calls & Webinar recordings (when available):
March 27, 2020: Teleconference with Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, Dr. Benjamin Chan, Chief Elizabeth Daly, Taylor Selembo, Kristie Holtz, Kelly Keefe, and Wendy Smigelski (slides will be posted upon receipt)
March 20, 2020: SurveyLIVE! ALF/RCH Edition Recording
March 18, 2020:  SurveyLIVE! Recording
March 16, 2020:  Link to recording of Teleconference with Dr. Benjamin Chan, Dr. Elizabeth Talbot, Chief Elizabeth Daly, and Leigh Cheney.

On the March 27  call, Elizabeth Daly mentioned that you can direct your specific COVID-19 questions to (603) 271-4496.  Professionals from the Department of Public Health answer this line and direct questions appropriately.  This is the easiest and most direct way to route your specific questions.  However, if you wish to submit those anonymously, you can do that through NHARCH, the NHHCA or  LeadingAge of ME/NH.  To go through NHARCH, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and be sure to clearly note in the subject that this is a question regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Note: Our presenters at the March 27 call-in mentioned the COCA Calls during our conversation.  This is the CDC’s Clinician Outreach Communication Activity Calls.  You can find information and previous call recordings on this site at: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/index.asp

Underlying Medical Conditions and People at Higher Risk for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Webinar

Click here for State Website for those able to donate, produce or otherwise make availale PPEs to healthcare providers!

PPE Request Form (Fillable PDF)

CDC Checklist for LTC Communities COVID-19 Preparedness (3/16/2020)

Statement from Gov. Sununu concerning suspension of non-employee visitations

UPDATE to CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Preventino of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (REVISED March 13, 2020.

Argentum Coronavirus Tool Kit

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events with NHARCH

May 20th, 2020 | Resident Assessment Tool Training Program

Riverwoods (The Boulders) See event details

October 13th, 2020 | 2020 NHARCH Fall Convention & Expo

Grappone Conference Center See event details

October 14th, 2020 | 2020 NHARCH Fall Convention & Expo

Grappone Conference Center See event details

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Assisted Living News

March 14th, 2020 | All Visitors Prohibited per Sununu Emergency Declaration

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March 13th, 2020 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Guidance for LTC Providers and Teleconference Announcement

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August 14th, 2019 | NHARCH 2019 Fall Convention & Expo

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August 14th, 2019 | 2019 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

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November 29th, 2018 | 2018 NHARCH Salary & Benefits Survey Results Released

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Assisted Living Job Openings

March 23rd, 2020 | Administrator of Assisted Living

Administrator of Assisted Living Merrimack County Nursing Home - Boscawen, NH 03303 APPLY NOW ... 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


  • 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
  • Durham
  • 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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