6 Memory Care Facilities in Rockingham County, NH

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Greystone Farm at Salem

Provides: Memory Care
242 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079
"Greystone Farm at Salem is a 65-apartment assisted living community offering both traditional assisted living and The Harbor Program, a specialized program for the memory impaired.Surrounded by..." More

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Langdon Place of Exeter

Provides: Memory Care
17 Hampton Road, Exeter, NH 03833
"Langdon Place of Exeter is a non-entry fee Senior Living Retirement Community located in the historic town of Exeter, NH near the MA border and is nestled in a lovely neighborhood. We offer both..." More

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Evolve at Rye

Provides: Memory Care
295 Lafayette Road, Rye, NH 03870
"Under new management for the past few months, this place has done an amazing turnaround!! Dedicated caring staff and exceptional administration - a great team that has recently had a huge..." More

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Inn At Deerfield

Provides: Memory Care
34 Ridge Road, Deerfield, NH 03037
"We provide "emotional support" for seniors with dementia, in a home like setting. A Licensed Supported Residential Care Home for Elders with Memory Disorders Located in the beautiful Country..." More

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The Residence at Salem Woods

Provides: Memory Care
6 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH 03079
"Opening Spring 2016 The Residence at Salem Woods will be a 72,600 s/f, 84-apartment community located on a wooded parcel in Salem, New Hampshire. It's mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom..." More

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The Edgewood Centre

Provides: Memory Care
928 South Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
"The family is very happy with the care that my uncle is getting at The Edgewood. Right now, he’s in the Dementia/Alzheimer’s Unit. The staff is nice. He’s been in there for several months now. They..." More

    What to Consider About Memory Care in Rockingham County

    New Hampshire is home to just over 1.3 million residents, and of this population, approximately 24,000 individuals have Alzheimer's disease. Rockingham County, located on New Hampshire's coastal region, has approximately 53,487 seniors aged 65 or over, which is about 17.3 percent of the county's total population. To support the residents of Rockingham County who may have Alzheimer's or dementia, there are five memory care facilities, with two located in Salem, one in Rye, one in Portsmouth and one in Deerfield.

    In Rockingham County as in the rest of New Hampshire, assisted living residences (ALRs) have special provisions that provide specialized memory care for its residents. For example, ALRs with fewer than 16 residents are required to install a wandering prevention system if staff do not work overnight shifts. 

    • On Sperling's Comfort Index, Rockingham County ranks at 42 out of 100. While the area has very pleasant summers, as the average high is about 82 degrees, winters can be difficult for those seniors who find winters challenging, as Rockingham County receives an average of 55 inches of snow each year.
    • The cost of living in Rockingham County is a bit above both the state average and national average, so seniors may want to keep this in mind when looking for housing here. On an index that takes into account the cost of housing, groceries, utilities and healthcare, Rockingham County has an overall score of 130. New Hampshire's average is 114, and the national average is 100.
    • Seniors can feel relatively safe living in Rockingham County, as the violent and property crime rates are quite low. On a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime), Rockingham County is at 8.4 for violent crime and 18.8 for property crime. These numbers are both below state and national averages.
    • New Hampshire is considered to be very tax-friendly towards seniors. The state does not have sales tax or income tax, and it does not tax Social Security income, withdrawals from retirement accounts, nor pensions, both public and private.

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


    Paying for Memory Care in Rockingham County

    Average Monthly Costs

    Counties in New Hampshire

    $8,060.00 York County
    $6,540.00 Middlesex County
    $6,527.00 Essex County
    $6,212.00 Merrimack County
    $5,999.00 Hillsborough County
    $5,931.00 Rockingham County
    $5,830.00 Strafford County
    $4,869.00 US

    Memory Care costs in Rockingham County start around $5,931 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,869 per month.

    It’s important to note that memory care rates in Rockingham County 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 Memory Care in Rockingham County

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

    More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

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

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

    For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in New Hampshire page.


    Free Memory Care Resources in Rockingham County

    Rockingham County and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Rockingham County, please visit our Memory Care in New Hampshire page.

    Directory of Winners in the Rockingham County Area


    Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Rockingham County

    Rockingham County-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in New Hampshire are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in New Hampshire page for more information about these laws.

    Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Rockingham County

    • Review of Evolve at Rye

      Under new management for the past few months, this place has done an amazing turnaround!! Dedicated caring staff and exceptional administration - a great team that has recently had a huge accomplis... Read more

      KD659
    • Review of The Edgewood Centre

      The family is very happy with the care that my uncle is getting at The Edgewood. Right now, he’s in the Dementia/Alzheimer’s Unit. The staff is nice. He’s been in there for several months now. They... Read more

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