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.

Legislative Call to Action!   The "Invest in Our Health Care Workforce Rally" was held on Monday, May 6, but the Need to Reach Out to Your Senator Continues!

 NHARCH  Supports SB 308 and So Do 50+ Other Health Care Organizations!  Your Support Requested! 

(L-R) Phyllis Fisher, Golden View, Walter 
Perry, NHARCH Exec. Dir., Heidi Murray,
Goldern View at Monday's Rally

NHARCH is working in tandem with the 50+ members of the NH Health Care Workforce Coalition to show our support of SB 308.  NHARCH has sent a letter to Sen. Lou D'Allesandro who is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee in support of the funding and policy provisions of Senate Bill 308 which if passed will help our members contend with the realities of the current workforce challenges we are facing as providers here in NH.  The most important aspects of SB  308 to the rescare industry are the electronic criminal background checks, the scholarships for students of healthcare professions and, of course, the Medicaid rate increases. The proposed increases would raise the current $50.96 per diem to $53.50 on 7/01/2019 and to $57.25 on 7/01/2020.   We are asking all members to reach out to their State Senators asking  for their support of SB 308. 

Click here for a copy of the letter sent by NHARCH to Sen. D'Allesandro. It may be used to compose your own letter to your senator. You are encouraged to reach out to your State Senator and let them know you support SB 308 and tell them that they should too!  Click here to find out who your State Senator is and how to reach them.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events with NHARCH

October 10th, 2019 | Leading with Confidence a 4-Week Training Program (Session 2)

Various Locations (see brochure or online link) See event details

October 15th, 2019 | 30th Annual NHARCH Fall Convention & Expo

Grappone Conference Center See event details

October 16th, 2019 | 30th Annual NHARCH Fall Convention & Expo

Grappone Conference Center See event details

November 12th, 2019 | Resident Assessment Tool Training Program

Granite Ledges of Concord See event details

November 14th, 2019 | Leading with Confidence a 4-Week Training Program (Part 3)

Various Locations (see brochure or online link) See event details

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Assisted Living News

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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August 7th, 2018 | DHHS Proposes Changes to He-P 805.18(a) Personnel Rule on Criminal Record Checks, Public Hearing Set for August 27

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May 22nd, 2018 | Current He-P804 Rules

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Assisted Living Job Openings

March 21st, 2018 | Clinical Coordinator (RN) -Part Time

The Carpenter Home

The Town of Swanzey seeks candidates for the following critical positionsat the Carpenter Home; the Town owned 16 bed Assisted Living facility. Come b... See job details

March 21st, 2018 | LNAs/Caregivers - Part Time

The Car

The Town of Swanzey seeks candidates for the following critical position at the Carpenter Home; the Town owned 16 bed Assisted Living facility. Com... See job details

March 22nd, 2018 | MNA/LNA

Havenwood - Heritage Heights

Provides direct care services to residents under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.... See job details

March 22nd, 2018 | RN Day Baylor

Havenwood - Heritage Heights

RN Day Baylor in our Home Health Department. Full Time, benefit eligible; work 24 get paid for 32... See job details

April 11th, 2018 | Administrator (Full-time)

The Gafney Home

The Administrator is responsible for all aspects of the daily operations of the Home, and reports directly to The Gafney Home Board of Directors. The ... 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
  • 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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