16 Assisted Living Facilities near Dover, NH

4 Assisted Living Facilities in Dover, NH

Bellamy Fields

Provides: Assisted Living
150 Garrison Road, Dover, NH 03820
"You won't find a more caring or loving staff anywhere. My mother lived there for several years and passed away very peacefully, surrounded by love and caring. Not only did the staff care for her,..." More

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Langdon Place of Dover

Provides: Assisted Living
60 Middle Road Dover, Dover, NH 03820
"Langdon Place of Dover's atmosphere is very nice. They have a lot of facilities and they offer good medical care. The staff is very nice. They have a pool, a jacuzzi, a gym, a library, and they..." More

Watson Fields

Provides: Assisted Living
201 Watson Road, Dover, NH 03820
"My father spent the last few weeks of his life in this facility when we could no longer provide the home care necessary for his hospice needs. As he was still functional, he was included in the..." More

Wadleigh House

Provides: Assisted Living
10 Summer Street, Dover, NH 03820
"I like that Wadleigh House is small, the location is good, and that I knew some of the people already. I had to comment on the food because they were advertising it, but apparently someone moved in..." More

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Brookdale Spruce Wood

Provides: Assisted Living
25 Worthen Road, Durham, NH 03824
"I was at Brookdale Spruce Wood twice during lunchtime and they were incredible. They're very new. It's a very expensive operation, but you get what you pay for. It was definitely top shelf. The..." More

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The Pines of Newmarket

Provides: Assisted Living
9 Grant Road, Newmarket, NH 03857
"My wife was at the assisted living level in The Pines of Newmarket. It was an excellent place and they treated her well while she was there. It's also reasonably located. Her room was a bit small,..." More

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Kirkwood Corners

Provides: Assisted Living
206 North River Road, Lee, NH 03861
"Kirkwood Corners is very home-like and not institutional. They have quite a number of different programs, and they're well-staffed. Being an old farmhouse, the rooms are all different sizes, but..." More

Studley Home

Provides: Assisted Living
15 Eastern Avenue, Rochester, NH 03867
"We have selected Studley Home for my dad. It is small, it is close to where he was living, and it is clean. It is an older building with an addition on it, but it seems very homey. I have eaten..." More

Langdon Place of Exeter, A Senior Liv...

Provides: Assisted Living
17 Hampton Road, Exeter, NH 03833
"My mother was a resident of Langdon Place for about 3 years. We moved her from a very lovely independent living facility in Hingham, MA that did not offer assisted living, as she was in need of..." More

Wentworth Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
346 Pleasant St. , Portsmouth, NH 03801
"I thought Mark WentWorth was absolutely beautiful. It was one of the nicest properties I visited. The lobby space was very nicely designed. There are wonderful sitting areas all over the property..." More

Pond View Acres

Provides: Assisted Living
923 Franklin Pierce Highway, Barrington, NH 03825
"The place is very well kept, the staff and residents are kind. Very cozy atmosphere. The administrator is also gorgeous. " More

Carriage Hill Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
306 Knox Marsh Road, Madbury, NH 03823
"I liked Carriage Hill because it’s very homey. They do have activities, but dad just hang out, watch TV, and socialize. The rooms are very clean and very modern. The food is very good and home..." More

Ernest P. Barka Assisted living facility

Provides: Assisted Living
117 North Road, Brentwood, NH 03833
"We went to Ernest P. Barka Assisted Living Facility and they do such a great job. They have fabulous reputation in the area. The food was great for the size of the organization. It's got to be 200..." More

Berwick Estates

Provides: Assisted Living
79 Portland Street, South Berwick, ME 03908
"Berwick Estates is a very old facility. At first, we were a little concernws because when my mother-in-law was admitted when it was very cold. But the facility has been more than adequate. The..." More

Rosewood Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
2 Church Street, Rochester, NH 03839
"Rosewood is an old manor, but I liked the rooms that they got to stay in, and it’s a nice place. The room available for my mom, however, was on the second floor, and the stairs were very steep. The..." More

Meetinghouse Village

Provides: Assisted Living
143 Rogers Road, Kittery, ME 03904
"Meetinghouse Village was setup in two areas, the north and south facility. The south is more independent where they have outdoor access and your vehicles are right outside your apartment. We didn't..." More

Assisted Living near Dover, NH

Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Dover

  • Review of Langdon Place of Dover

    I couldn't leave any comment until I chose a 4 star rating. When I went to pick a display name, it kept showing that the name had already been used for a comment. I'm a family member who transfer... Read more

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  • Review of Langdon Place of Dover

    Langdon Place of Dover's atmosphere is very nice. They have a lot of facilities and they offer good medical care. The staff is very nice. They have a pool, a jacuzzi, a gym, a library, and they hav... Read more

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  • Review of Langdon Place of Dover

    Everything at Langdon Place of Dover was designed to make people feel comfortable and feel at home, but we were not shown anything that equaled the care that my mom needs. The facilities and the ac... Read more

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Dover

A historic city and family-friendly community in New Hampshire’s Seacoast region, Dover offers seniors peaceful living and enjoyment of nature, culture and various forms of recreation. Seniors can choose from four assisted living residences (ALRs) in the Garrison City and 16 in surrounding areas.

The two types of ALRs in Dover and the rest of the state are residential care facilities (RCFs) and supported residential care facilities which accommodate nursing home-eligible clients. Both categories are regulated by the Health Facilities Administration of New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Dover

  • Winters in Dover have an average low of 14 degrees Fahrenheit in January. This may be uncomfortable for some seniors, but the cold season offers plenty of activities to enjoy including ice skating at a discounted price for residents 62+. The Dover Community Senior Center facilitates indoor pickleball, travel and other fall and winter activities.

  • There are no income, sales, social security and pension taxes in New Hampshire. Retirees enjoy significant savings despite Dover's relative high cost of living.

  • Mobility in Dover is viable for seniors. Residents 65+ pay only half the fare for C&J buses to Boston, most Amtrak Downeaster intercity train rides, the University of New Hampshire’s Wildcat Transit buses and COAST buses going around Dover and surrounding areas in New Hampshire and Maine. The Community Action Partnership of Strafford County offers scheduled senior transportation to shopping destinations in Dover, and New Hampshire’s Medicaid transportation program assists beneficiaries in arranging rides or reimbursement of travel or gasoline expenses to accredited health service providers.

  • The Garrison City's colorful history gives seniors interesting arts and culture activities. Downtown museums and historic landmarks are well-preserved, and the seven-week Cochecho Arts Festival every summer presents an eclectic variety of concert performers, theater shows, art demonstrations and Farmers’ Market stage performances.

  • The Dover area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Bellamy Health Center and ConvenientMD Urgent Care, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

  • Dover is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.


Paying for Assisted Living in Dover

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in New Hampshire

$5,145.00 Kennebunk
$4,600.00 Fremont
$4,000.00 US
$3,997.00 Haverhill

Assisted Living costs in Dover start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Dover and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Dover

The Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) of New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services covers the cost of ALR services for Medicaid-eligible seniors in Dover through the Choices for Independence (CFI) program.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New Hampshire page. Financial Assistance in New Hampshire Financial Assistance in New Hampshire

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in New Hampshire page.


Free Assisted Living Resources in Dover

Dover and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free assisted living resources in Dover, please visit our Assisted Living in New Hampshire page.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Dover

Dover-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in New Hampshire are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in New Hampshire page for more information about these laws.

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