38 Assisted Living Facilities near Salem, NH
Also serving communities of Sandown, Brentwood.
There are 38 Assisted Living Facilities in the Salem area, with 2 in Salem and 36 nearby.
The average cost of assisted living in Salem is $6,925 per month. This is higher than the national median of $3,450. Cheaper nearby regions include Windham with an average starting cost of $2,912.
To help you with your search, browse the 172 reviews below for assisted living facilities in Salem. On average, consumers rate assisted living in Salem 4.6 out of 5 stars. Better rated regions include Watertown with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
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Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Salem, NH
What to Consider About Assisted Living in Salem
The town of Salem prides itself on being located in a state with a high quality of life, a rural, small-town feel and close proximity to the Boston area. In addition to these perks, seniors in Salem can choose from two assisted living facilities (ALFs) in town, and another 50 located nearby. The policies and regulations for ALFs in Salem are governed by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services and are referred to as Residential Care Facilities.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Salem
Crime rates in Salem are much lower than the U.S. averages, so seniors and their loved ones can feel quite safe and secure living in this area. Violent crime is rated at 12.4 out of 100 (1 being the safest), which is much lower than the national average of 31.1. Property crime is rated at 30.2, which is also lower than the national average of 38.1.
- The American Lung Association gave a mixed rating to Rockingham County. The area’s Ozone score received a poor grade of D, while the Particle Pollution 24-hour score was an A. Seniors with a severe respiratory illness should consider how this may affect their health.
- Seniors living in Salem enjoy warm summers with an average high temperature of 83 degrees in July, perfect for outdoor activities, walking trails and downtown shopping. The winter months are quite chilly, with an average low temperature of 15 degrees in January and 59 inches of snowfall, so seniors with limited mobility may have difficulty being active all year round.
- The Salem area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Lawrence General Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
- Seniors may find day-to-day living more affordable in Salem, as New Hampshire has no state tax. Because of this, seniors on a budget may have more money to spend on higher quality care.
- While there is no city bus system in Salem, CART is a fixed-route shuttle service serving residents in this area. Shuttles are accessible to those with limited mobility and discounted fare is available for Medicaid recipients.
Paying for Assisted Living in Salem
Average Monthly Costs
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Assisted Living costs in Salem start around $6,925 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 Salem 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 Salem
Seniors in New Hampshire may be eligible for help with assisted living costs through the NH Medicaid’s Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver. There are no non-Medicaid programs available that offer aid for assisted living costs in New Hampshire.
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New Hampshire page.
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 Salem
Salem 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 Salem, please visit our Assisted Living in New Hampshire page.
Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Salem
Salem-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.
Other Options in Salem, NH
Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Salem
Review of Greystone Farm at Salem
My mother is at Greystone Farm at Salem. It's top-notch and 5 stars. It had a little better vibe to it than the other place we visited. Her apartment there is really nice and they did a great job o... Read more
Review of The Residence at Salem Woods
My father moved into the Residence at Salem Woods. It's absolutely gorgeous, he has a beautiful apartment there, he's well cared for, and love the staff. His apartment is very well-cared for, it ha... Read more
Review of Greystone Farm at Salem
The rooms are nice friendly and clean a bit on the small side but nothing to complain about. They are still lovely. The staff is absolutely amazing. They like family and that’s they way they appr... Read more