Manchester is a large, diverse New Hampshire city with a small-town feel, and it’s ranked as one of the best places to live for retired military veterans. With an overall population of approximately 112,673 residents, Manchester’s percentage of adult residents aged 65 and up is 13.2%. Area seniors have a variety of choices when it comes to medical care, with 223 physicians per 100,000 people, higher than the U.S. average. Manchester is home to the award-winning Elliot Health System and the Elliot Senior Health Center, which offers a network of senior health care services.
Nursing homes provide residents with 24-hour medical supervision and personal needs care, including ongoing monitoring of medications, meals, activities and access to various types of therapy.
According to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, nursing home costs for seniors living in Manchester are much higher than the U.S. average. A semiprivate room in a Manchester nursing home averages $11,330 per month, while the national average for a comparable room is $7,756. Seniors who require assistance with life’s daily needs but don’t need full-time nursing home care may want to compare home health care and assisted living facility arrangements in Manchester.