New Hampshire Assisted Living

SeniorLiving FAQ

In this research guide you will learn how to get a COMPLETE, non-commercial, Statewide list of Assisted Living & Senior Care Facilities Provided by the State of New Hampshire.

If you are like most families who have spent time online researching assisted living for a loved-one (or yourself), you have likely encountered quite a bit of frustration with many of the sites out there that are not straightforward, or sites that are clearly commercially-biased.   

Most commercial sites deliberately omit important information, or don’t update their databases frequently, thus leading families on a never-ending circle trying to find answers.  What a waste of time.

Here, I’ll show  you the most straightforward and trustworthy way to research assisted living and other senior care options for the entire state of New Hampshire.   This method uses ONLY state-supported resources and data.

How To Find Assisted Living in New Hampshire Using State Resources

You can search for numerous types of Senior Care Facilities in New Hampshire using the New Hampshire Online Licensing site.  At this time, their search tool looks like this:

New Hampshire Online Licensing

New Hampshire’s Safest Facilities:


To find care in a specific city, simply:

  1. Under License Type, Choose Assisted Living/Residential Care Facility
  2. Enter a City in the city field

Alternatively you can enter a zip code, or a county for a broader search.

For this example, I entered a city where there was only one licensed assisted living facility.   The information comes up in the following format:

New Hampshire Assisted Living

With some very basic information presented at first you can see what is available in your chosen city/town or area. 

To get more information about the facility, simply click on the facility name and the following information will be displayed:

Facility Detail

There is quite a lot of really useful information presented here including:

  • Facility Name
  • License Number
  • License Status
  • Issue / Renew Date
  • Expiration Date
  • Inspections Visit History
  • Violations Found/Not Found Results
  • Statement of Findings and Other Licensing Documents
  • Facility Service Description
  • Number of Beds (Capacity)

Viewing Inspections Reports for Assisted Living Facilities in New Hampshire

Within this facility detail report you may see some links to documents pertaining to the inspections outlined in the facility detail report.  These documents can be viewed in a .pdf format.  You can save, and or download the document. 

The report document will look like this:

Document 1

Document 2

How To Submit A Complaint Against An Assisted Living Facility in New Hampshire

As an important aside, you can submit a complaint against a healthcare facility in New Hampshire by going to the bottom of the facility detail report and selecting the “Submit Complaint” link. 

From there you’ll be taken to a simple, online form where you can submit your complaint.  The form looks like this:


You can access the form directly here.

Find A Facility Through NHARCH

Another useful tool at your disposal for finding Assisted Living in New Hampshire is through the New Hampshire Association of Residential Care Homes.   

The NHARCH offers a search tool that you can use to find Senior Living options.  The tool is in the upper right of their website.


You can select by facility locations, as will appear like this:


Or you can select by Payment Preference or Levels of Care, as will look like this:

Levels of Care

Payment options include:

Levels of Care include:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Assisted Living
  • Brain Injury
  • Dementia Care
  • Independent
  • Skilled Nursing

Finally, you can filter your results by facility features.  

Facility Features

Assisted Living Regulations in New Hampshire

Finally, anyone can view New Hampshire’s Assisted Living Regulations and Administrative Codes.  Simply visit the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services site, and you can, from there, go to the Certified Administrative Rules.

You’ll see two links to rules for Assisted Living Residences.  For your convenience, we have included them here.

New Hampshire Residents:


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