What is Assisted Living?

As we age, it’s normal to start needing additional assistance with everyday activities. The house and yard may now be too much to take care of and dinners have become increasingly difficult to prepare. Perhaps family lives too far away to offer ongoing support. What options are out there that can provide the needed help while still allowing you to be as independent as possible?

“Assisted living is a residential option for seniors who want or need help with some of the activities of daily living—things like cooking meals, getting to the bathroom in the middle of the night and keeping house.

An assisted living facility may be a good choice if you need more personal care services than you receive at home or an independent living retirement community, but you don’t need the 24/7 medical care and supervision of a nursing home.” – helpguide.org

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Wentworth Home offers an assisted living solution for individuals 60 years or older. You or your loved one may apply for admission under the following levels of care:

Independent – The house and the yard have become too much, however the individual is able to care for him or herself, perform light housekeeping in their room, and walk down the stairs for a monthly fire drill.

Assisted Services – This level of care includes medication administration, housekeeping, laundry services, daily reminders, and minimal personal care if needed. The resident must be able to walk down the stairs for a monthly fire drill.

Added Care – Added Care includes all the benefits of Assisted Care, along with daily personal care. The resident must be able to walk at the time of admission.

A pre-admission assessment is completed by a nurse to determine if Wentworth Home can meet the individual’s needs. If you feel like assisted living may be an option for you, please contact us at (603) 742-7406 or complete our online form here to schedule a tour or receive more information.

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