Assisted Living in Nashua, New Hampshire
The second-largest city in New Hampshire and minutes from Manchester, Nashua is home to nearly 90,000 residents, almost 16% of whom are seniors aged 65 and older. The quintessential New England town, Nashua’s quaint downtown is filled with local boutiques, fine dining and scenic parks such as Mine Falls Park, where visitors can go for walks within sight of the Nashua River Canal, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nearby Manchester can provide numerous entertainment options as well. Residents can enjoy live performances at the Palace Theater and baseball at SNHU Arena or relax and take in the gorgeous waterfront views at Lake Massabesic. Nashua is also within an hour and a half of the three highest-ranked hospitals in the region, giving seniors and their loved ones peace of mind in knowing that access to quality health care is readily available.
Assisted living in Nashua averages $7,560 per month, although costs will vary depending on the specific community and the services and amenities it offers.
NOTE: Data for Nashua was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Manchester, was used instead.
Paying for Assisted Living in Nashua, New Hampshire
The Cost of Assisted Living in Nashua
At roughly $7,560 per month, according to the Genworth 2020 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Nashua is more expensive than the state average ($6,650) and significantly higher than the national average ($4,300). Neighboring states’ costs are also lower. Rhode Island ($4,950), furthest south, has the lowest cost of nearby states, and Vermont’s are also $2,250 less. In Maine ($5,942), costs are slightly closer but still $1,600 lower than in Nashua, and Massachusetts’ ($6,085) costs are also less.
Nashua’s assisted living care costs are also higher than cities in other Northeast states. To the north, costs are $6,583 in Portland, Maine, and they’re slightly lower in Lewiston, Maine ($6,150). Burlington, Vermont’s assisted living costs ($5,425) are $2,000 less each month. Prices are similar in Worcester, Massachusetts ($5,488), and Boston’s costs ($6,100) are closer to those in Lewiston, Maine.
Nashua Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Part of the Home and Community Based Care for the Elderly and Chronically Ill Medicaid Waiver Program, Residential Care Services may be applicable for those who wish to live in an assisted living community. Individuals must qualify for Medicaid and require a nursing level of care as determined through a nurse and case manager, who, together with the individual, form a care plan for services.
To learn more about RCS in New Hampshire, including the eligibility requirements and application process, visit our Assisted Living in New Hampshire page.
Nashua Assisted Living Resources
|Manchester (Hillsborough County) ServiceLink||(603) 644-2240||A program of the NH Department of Health and Human Services, ServiceLink is devoted to providing resources, information and programs for older adults. Seniors and their families and caregivers can find information about SHIP, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, receive referrals for community services and options counseling. ServiceLink also maintains an online listing of resources, including Copy with the Cost of Care, an overview of all available tax deductions for medical costs. |
|Nashua Transit System Senior Services||(603) 880-0100||For seniors 65 and older with conditions preventing them from using the fixed route bus service, Nashua Transit System Senior Services can provide City Lift service. Provided on a limited basis Monday through Friday, travelers can bring one or more family members if space is available, and trips must be scheduled up to two weeks in advance. |
|Veterans Count, Nashua Chapter||(844) 650-8387||Part of Easterseals Military & Veterans Services, Veterans Count is ready to provide services and assistance to senior veterans and their families if no other resources are available. Emergency financial assistance, support for mental health issues and more is available and provided by experienced counselors who can help identify the best services to meet individual needs. |
|Retired Senior Volunteer Program||(603) 598-9421||A free AmeriCorps Seniors program, RSVP gives seniors an opportunity to give back to their communities and gain a greater sense of well-being and purpose in the process. Through a personalized matching service, individuals are paired with opportunities that match their schedule, passions and experience. RSVP volunteers receive free supplemental insurance as well as access to quarterly newsletters and annual luncheons honoring their service.|
|Nashua Senior Activity Center||(603) 889-6155||Providing wellness, educational and recreational activities for those 50 and older, the Nashua Senior Activity Center is a hub for connection, support and fun. Membership gains seniors access to the fitness center, a member lounge, groups and clubs as well as discounted holiday events and a subscription to the SAC newsletter. There is a Silver Lining Chorus for those looking for choral singing as well as golf and biking clubs. |
|New Hampshire Legal Assistance Senior Law Project||(888) 353-9944 (statewide)(603) 935-7109 (local)||For low-income seniors aged 60 and older, free legal counsel and representation are available through the New Hampshire Legal Assistance Senior Law Project. Services include assistance handling assisted living disputes, Social Security, access to health care and more. SLP also provides community outreach to raise awareness regarding senior legal rights and to inform individuals of SLP’s services. |
Nashua Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
All assisted living communities in Nashua must comply with regulations about health and safety standards, medication management and staffing. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services ensures that communities in Nashua and throughout the state meet these standards. Visit our Assisted Living in New Hampshire page to learn more.