Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Wentworth Home?
What is the Wentworth Home?
The Wentworth Home is an Assisted Living Home located in Dover, NH.
Who can be admitted?
Who can be admitted?
Individuals 60 years or older may apply for admission under the following levels of care:

Assisted Care – Residents are essentially independent, requiring minimal staff support or supervision with Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s). Medication administration is provided, as well as gentle cueing or reminders and housekeeping and laundry services.

Enhanced Care – Residents require moderate assistance and staff support with their ADL’s and daily reminders. Medication administration is provided, as well as housekeeping and laundry services.

Added Care¬† – Residents require significant assistance and staff support with all ADL’s, verbal reminders and assistance. Medication administration, housekeeping, and laundry services are all provided. The resident must be ambulatory on admission.

A pre-admission assessment is completed by a nurse to determine if Wentworth Home can meet the individual’s needs.

Residents on the second floor must be able to walk down the stairs once per month for a required fire drill.

An individual must possess income and assets to cover the cost of a five year period at the current monthly rate.

If space is limited, preference is given to residents of Strafford County, Eliot, and the Berwicks.

If I need help in the future, what services are available?
If I need help in the future, what services are available?
Wentworth Home recognizes that residents may need increased assistance as time passes. When additional assistance is needed, residents will transition to the appropriate level of care as described above.

Will Wentworth Home care for me for the remainder of my life?
Will Wentworth Home care for me for the remainder of my life?

Residents who are admitted and meet our qualifying levels of care usually continue to reside here for life. If the resident’s need for medical care and safety exceed the capability of Wentworth Home, assistance can be offered to identify an appropriate facility.¬† An individual may choose to leave Wentworth Home at any time, giving the required 30-day notice.

What is the monthly cost?
What is the monthly cost?

Level of Care 2020 Rate
Assisted Care $4,040
Enhanced Care $5,025
Added Care $6,090
Added Care Plus, please add an additional fee per month $500
Enhanced Suites, please add an additional fee per month $300

Why is the cost so low?
Why is the cost so low?
Wentworth Home is a non-profit organization with an endowment fund. It is our mission to keep costs affordable to as many area residents as possible while responsibly managing the endowment to ensure the continuation of our service to the community.
Are there any other costs?
Are there any other costs?
There is a $1500.00 non-refundable admission fee, and residents are responsible for all personal expenses. We also offer the convenience of our contract pharmacy, however if a resident who requires medication administration uses an optional pharmacy there is a monthly fee for this service.
Does Wentworth Home accept male residents?
Does Wentworth Home accept male residents?
Wentworth Home will accept male residents meeting admission criteria. We currently have several men living at Wentworth Home.
Are meals provided?
Are meals provided?
Three meals per day are provided by our kitchen staff, who focuses on serving appetizing and nutritious meals prepared from fresh ingredients. Snacks are also available at any time.
Do residents furnish their own rooms?
Do residents furnish their own rooms?
Residents usually choose to provide the furnishings for their rooms. This allows them to be surrounded by familiar and favorite things. Room furnishings are available for a one-time charge, if desired.
Are residents free to leave the building at any time?
Are residents free to leave the building at any time?
Residents are free to be away from the facility as often and for as long as they choose. Residents sign out when they leave and back when they return. Overnight absences require written notification.
Are residents allowed to keep a vehicle?
Are residents allowed to keep a vehicle?
Residents are able to keep their vehicle, and parking is provided.
How do I set up a tour?
How do I set up a tour?
To set up a tour call 603-742-7406 to arrange a convenient time.
Once I decide I am interested, what is the admission process?
Once I decide I am interested, what is the admission process?
The first step of the admission process is a tour followed by completion of the Admission Application, including the information requested for the financial review. You will meet with the nurse for an assessment of physical ability and medical needs. Your personal physician will be required to provide information prior to admission.

If you have any other questions please call Wentworth Home at 603-742-7406.