15 Assisted Living Facilities near Rochester, NH

Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Rochester, NH

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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

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Lincoln Terrace

Provides: Assisted Living
11 Lincoln Street, Rochester, NH 03839
"Lincoln Terrace is an assisted living facility in Rochester, NH. Our experienced staff provides above-and-beyond personalized service, including medication supervision. Rooms are comfortable and..." More

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Studley Home

Provides: Assisted Living
15 Eastern Avenue, Rochester, NH 03867
"The staff at Studley Home is wonderful! They are all so very caring and loving. My mother was treated so well there. If you feel whether there is a question about putting your loved one in this..." More

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Brookdale Spruce Wood

Provides: Assisted Living
25 Worthen Road, Durham, NH 03824
"I like that Brookdale Spruce Wood was modern and clean, and it had good amenities. The staff is friendly. They have a library and exercise equipment. The apartments are spacious. The staff was..." More

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Carriage Hill Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
306 Knox Marsh Road, Madbury, NH 03823
"The residents at Carriage Hill Assisted Living are all very happy and look well-cared for. The workers, too, are happy, loving, and genuinely care for them. They respond quickly to their needs with..." More

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Langdon Place of Dover

Provides: Assisted Living
60 Middle Road Dover, Dover, NH 03820
"We are talking to Langdon Place of Dover about putting a deposit down for my mother. She needs to get her Covid vaccine before she goes in there. My mom chose it because it felt very homey and she..." More

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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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The Residence at Silver Square

Provides: Assisted Living
100 Sterling Way, Dover, NH 03820
"Imagine having more time to do the things that make you happy: catching up on the best-seller list, getting out to the theater with friends, learning a new language or just relaxing with the people..." More

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Kirkwood Corners - CLOSED

Provides: Assisted Living
206 North River Road, Lee, NH 03861
"Great facility, very caring staff, many activities for the residents as well as outside excursions. I would readily recommend this facility for your loved one!" More

Pond View Acres

Provides: Assisted Living
923 Franklin Pierce Highway, Barrington, NH 03825
"Pond View Acres has wonderful staff, great food, and the residents are well cared for. The home has been well maintained and updated. I love the small town feel while so close to the seacoast! " More

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

The Lodges Care Center

Provides: Assisted Living
51 Main Street, Route 109, Springvale, ME 04083
"My mother-in-law has moved into The Lodges Care Center. It's a very small, homey, clean, friendly community. The staff is awesome. They're very friendly and knowledgeable staff. They were very..." 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

The Newton Center & Hillcrest Gardens

Provides: Assisted Living
35 July Street, Sanford, ME 04073
"My great-grandmother was a resident at this facility for several years. I felt some of the nursing staff to very kind and loving, although very under staff. They worked short alot which created..." 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

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Rochester

    Spread over 44 square miles of rolling hills, rivers and ponds, Rochester, a.k.a. the “Lilac City,” gives seniors a variety of natural resources to explore. These include New Hampshire's Lakes Region, the White Mountains and the beautiful beaches. Rochester is home to many seniors, with adults aged 65 and older accounting for nearly 17.3% of the city’s population of about 31,400.

    To support elderly residents who need help with some of the activities of daily living while maintaining an independent lifestyle, Rochester offers two assisted living communities. Seniors can choose from another 11 in surrounding areas. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Health Facilities Administration is responsible for the oversight of assisted living residences (ALRs) in Rochester and the rest of the state.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Rochester

    • Rochester seniors enjoy a full calendar of cultural and civic activities. The restored historic Rochester Opera House offers an exciting live performance season, and the annual Lilac Family Fun Festival brings 10 days of celebration for all ages in the spring.
    • Kiplinger awarded New Hampshire the No. 9 slot on its best places to retire list for 2018. This is largely due to the tax-friendly lifestyle seniors enjoy in cities, such as Rochester, where the state does not tax Social Security benefits or other retirement income.
    • Rochester scores a property crime rate of 53.6 that’s significantly higher than the national average of 35.4. Seniors should ensure that any assisted living community under consideration is equipped with advanced security systems. Rochester’s violent crime rate of 18.2 out of 100 is a bit lower than the U.S. average of 22.7.
    • The Rochester area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Frisbie Memorial Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Rochester averages 49 inches of rain and 51 inches of snow, which may be challenging for active seniors. January’s winter low averages 14 degrees, and summer’s high in July averages 82 degrees.
    • Rochester's overall cost of living mirrors the national average, but seniors may pay more for utilities and groceries. However, savings on healthcare and transportation costs along with the desirable tax situation can make up the difference.  

    Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

    Paying for Assisted Living in Rochester

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in New Hampshire

    $5,421.00 Portsmouth
    $4,997.00 Kennebunk
    $4,600.00 Fremont
    $4,240.00 Dover
    $4,220.00 Hampton
    $4,117.00 Exeter
    $4,000.00 US
    $3,612.00 Rochester

    Assisted Living costs in Rochester start around $3,612 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 Rochester 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 Rochester

    Medicaid-eligible seniors in Rochester can receive aid to help cover assisted living costs through New Hampshire’s Choices For Independence Medicaid program. Administered by the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services, the program helps seniors continue to live independently by providing a variety of service choices.

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

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    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 Rochester

    Rochester 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 Rochester, please visit our Assisted Living in New Hampshire page.

    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Rochester

    Rochester-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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    Assisted Living near Rochester, NH

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Rochester

    • Review of Studley Home

      The staff at Studley Home is wonderful! They are all so very caring and loving. My mother was treated so well there. If you feel whether there is a question about putting your loved one in this fac... Read more

    • Review of Studley Home

      I cannot say enough about the truly loving care EVERY staff member has for the residents. My father and mother moved in and, of course, if was difficult on them (and me) because I had been their c... Read more

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    • Review of Studley Home

      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 wit... Read more

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