New Hampshire Nursing Home Costs and Star Ratings Updated 12. June 2016 RenataLaszuk Family Caregiving, NursingHome, Planning for Retirement Care, Senior Caregiving (0) New Hampshire’s population is aging at a rapid pace. In fact, NH is the state with the third fastest aging population in the U.S. By the year 2020, the number of elderly New Hampshirites will peak. And by 2030, the Granite Staters will experience a “silver tsunami,” almost one-third of the population will be 65 or older. Since it is estimated that 70% of people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their lives, seniors should acquaint themselves with the cost of nursing homes in their state. New Hampshire is in the top 10 most expensive states for nursing home care. New Hampshire senior care planning includes understanding costs of nursing homes in the chosen area, along with their overall ratings. Many times, hospitals will discharge the senior to a nursing home for post-hospital stay rehabilitation. If the senior’s stay is longer than the Medicare-covered 100 days, those costs becomes out-of-pocket. Nursing homes are costly — and it’s a topic many families don’t discuss until the need is imminent. Avoiding the long-term care conversation doesn’t make it go away. That’s why our mission is to educate the consumer. We are always updating our nursing home cost database and have released the latest costs and ratings for New Hampshire nursing homes. Below is a snapshot of New Hampshire nursing home costs and ratings: Total Number of Nursing Homes: 80 Average Single Price: $301 Average Double Price: $285 Average Rating: 3.1 (out of 5) Star Rating Snapshot: 5-Star: 9 4-Star: 32 3-Star: 29 2-Star: 6 1-Star: 4 New Hampshire’s Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS), has published their State Plan on Aging, which became effective on October 1, 2015. The Plan will remain in effect through September 30, 2019. You can also see an at-a-glance snapshot of our latest findings with our New Hampshire nursing home cost infographic. Seniors and their family caregivers can research nursing home costs and ratings in any state nationwide through the Caregiverlist Nursing Home Directory, the only resource with this trademarked information. A good place to start anticipating for those future long-term care costs is consulting with a professional who can come up with a financial action plan that includes an assessment of your family’s assets and future spending needs. Caregiverlist can also provide a care plan to find senior home care agency options in New Hampshire and help you learn about the costs for senior care.