At Hillsboro House, people often ask us how many levels of care we provide.

The answer is 33. That’s because, as one of the smallest nursing facilities in New Hampshire, we can accommodate just 33 residents. So as one of the half dozen facilities in the state, and the only one in the southwestern area, rated with five stars by the federal government, we treat each resident as an individual. And we strive to do everything possible to meet his or her particular needs.

A Continuum of Care

The primary reason families have chosen Hillsboro House for decades to care for aging loved ones is our reputation for quality, compassionate care. But the second most common reason families choose Hillsboro House is the peace of mind we offer.

Because Hillsboro House is so small and because we are able to treat each resident as an individual, we’re able to care for people with a broad range of needs. And that means we have residents whose needs range from relatively minor physical or cognitive shortcomings, to extensive clinical and nursing care, to end of life care. We also work with a local hospice organization to provide palliative care if the resident or family so desire.

This range of care and services is often important to families, for whom needing to move a loved one from one facility to another or from one section of a facility to another can be emotionally difficult. At Hillsboro House, families can be confident we will continue to meet their loved ones needs even as those needs change over time.

In addition to providing rehabilitation services as part of post hospital Medicare paid care, we also provide ongoing therapies for our long term residents. Depending on each resident’s needs, we provide physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy to restore or maintain maximum function.  In most instances, these services are paid by the Medicare Part B program.

At Hillsboro House, we also provide a variety of clinical and support services both to supplement our nursing care and to make each resident’s stay as therapeutic as possible and, for both the resident and his or her family, as convenient as we can.

These services include frequent on-site physician visits, ophthalmological and dental screenings at appropriate intervals, complete pharmacy services, individualized dietary programs (including therapeutic diets), on-site hairdresser and barber services, and laboratory and x-ray services as needed.

Hillsboro House offers a complete activities program structured around the idea that nursing facility residents should, as much as possible, enjoy the same activities at the nursing facility as they did at home. That’s why you may see our residents having an occasional outing at a local restaurant, attending the annual Hillsboro Balloon Festival, going to the movies, planting in our courtyard garden, riding the tour boat on Lake Sunapee, and even going fishing.

And, of course, Hillsboro House residents get daily visits from our facility dog Angus and facility cat Motorcycle, and occasional visits from retired facility golden retriever Alice.

Our goal is always to meet the individual needs of each resident as completely and thoroughly as we possibly can.

When dad was [at a nursing home] in Concord, I ended up paying a private duty nurse to supplement their people. I don’t have to do that anymore. Frankly, I am little overwhelmed with the kindness you’ve shown us both.

Sue E., Bow, NH

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