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70 Hawthorne Dr
Bedford, NH 03110-6992
(603) 647-9300
Fax: (603) 621-4190
Services Offered:
Assisted Living
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    The Arbors of Bedford, located in rural Bedford NH, yet with easy access just off major roadways, is the largest assisted living facility in NH that specializes in Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia care. We are the only facility in NH that is secured and provides 24 hour nursing care to all residents. Our staff is specially trained to offer assistance yet promote independence, while we support and encourage each individual’s unique personalities, skills, and emotional well-being. The Arbors was designed using the "Neighborhood concept" utilizing a strong community model to maintain social, cognitive and verbal skills while allowing for individual personal choice. At The Arbors, we remove the typical daily responsibilities such as housekeeping, meal preparation, managing MD appointments and medications, so our residents can enjoy daily exercise groups, entertainers, social events, outings, games and activities, visits from family or a quiet stroll in our gated courtyards. The Arbors provides a continuum of care from early to late stage diagnosis. We provide care to individuals with all forms of dementia including (but not exclusive to) Parkinson's disease, post stroke, frontotemporal lobe dementia, and Alzheimer's.
    All genders welcome
    Eligibility requirements:
    Requirements for admission include an assessment by our staff, $600 administrative fee, and first and last months fees. Last months fees are based on a 30 day month and are held in escrow and refundable. We require a 60 day notice of intent to move. We accept LTC insurance and private pay only. We do not accept Medicaid for long-term care. We accept HCBC Medicaid for short term respite care up to 20 days per calendar year.
    Care Options
    Licensed nursing care provided 24 hours a day
    Physician care by routine visit
    Personal Assistance
    Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
    Catheter management
    Foot care
    Sitting, standing, walking, and getting in and out of bed
    Medication management
    Care Services
    Mental health counseling
    Occupational therapy
    Physical therapy
    Restorative therapy
    Speech therapy
    Support groups for families and caregivers
    Residents may contract with an outside agency to bring in services
    Behavioral Support Offered for Residents Who...
    Hit, kick, or act physically aggressive
    Yell, curse, or act verbally aggressive
    Do not sleep through the night
    Become disoriented
    Pace or rummage habitually
    Seek exits
    Need prompting for their personal care
    Diabetes Management Care
    Oral medication
    Staff-administered insulin injection
    Health Condition Care
    Breathing support requiring oxygen
    Broken bones
    Colostomy/urostomy care needs
    Developmental disabilities
    Emphysema or other lung diseases
    Heart disease or heart failure
    Immune deficiency
    Incontinence and bladder management
    Memory loss
    Monitored intake of foods and liquids
    Multiple sclerosis
    Parkinson's disease
    Psychiatric conditions such as bipolar/manic depression or schizophrenia
    Tendency to fall
    Traumatic brain injury
    Wound treatment
    Staff certifications and training:
    All licensed staff maintains state required CEU's and certifications as per state licensing laws as well as CPR certifications. Management is certified for train the trainer in "Alzheimer's Care training", and maintains ongoing staff training at time of hire and ongoing. Staff are encouraged to seek external continuing ed in areas of expertise as well as ongoing continuing ed offered internally to include but not exclusive to: Alzheimer's Care; Skin care & Wound prevention; Behavior Management; Therapy interventions for maximum functioning; Hospice care; Positioning and use of pressure relief devices; Safety during Transfers; Individualized nutritional needs; Daily Activities: How to enhance an individual's physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual wellbeing; Family Support.
    Memory Care
    The entire facility is dedicated to the care of Alzheimer's and Dementia sufferers.
    Stages of Alzheimer's Progression Accepted
    Stage 1: no impairment
    Stage 2: very mild decline
    Stage 3: mild decline
    Stage 4: moderate decline
    Stage 5: moderate, mid-stage
    Stage 6: moderately severe
    Stage 7: severe, late-stage
    Services for Alzheimer's or Dementia Residents
    Family members able to join at mealtime
    Family members able to participate in care plan
    Specially trained staff
    Safe wandering areas
    Regular assessments by interdisciplinary staff
    Environment that is easy to navigate
    Daily planned recreational and social activities
    Activities tailored to residents' abilities
    Diminished abilities or stage of disease that would result in a transfer or discharge:
    Use of feeding tubes, IV or respirator.
    Special care programs offered for Alzheimer's and Dementia residents:
    Our entire facility and care planning process is based on the needs of indiviuals with dementia, memory care, Parkinson's, CVA, etc.
    Living Space Options
    Private bedrooms with private bathrooms
    Minimum cost: $217
    Maximum cost: $254
    Billed per day
    Shared bedrooms with shared bathrooms
    Minimum cost: $193
    Maximum cost: $233
    Billed per day
    Short Term and Temporary Stay Options
    Respite care
    No smoking is allowed on the premises
    Residents may bring their own furniture
    Security Features
    24 hour controlled access
    24 hour up and awake night staff
    Door alarms
    Emergency in-room call system
    Fire sprinkler system
    Fully fenced and gated facility
    New staff subject to criminal background check
    Transportation and Parking Options
    Guest parking
    Room Amenities
    Air conditioning
    Cable hook up
    Climate control or thermostat
    Private courtyard or patio
    Private telephone line
    Wheel-in shower
    Walk-in shower
    Wheelchair access
    Opened in:
    Number of residents: 83
    Dietary Options
    Low sodium meals
    Low sugar diet and meals
    Kosher meals available
    Meals Provided
    Dining Styles
    Family style
    Room service as needed
    Primary pharmaceutical service:
    On-Site Services
    Activity director
    Beautician and/or barber
    Designated family visiting area
    Guest dining
    Laundry service
    Maintenance director
    TV, media room, or theater
    Languages Spoken by Staff
    Other recreational activities:
    We offer a wide array of recreational activities in large and small group settings as well as 1:1. Activities are geared toward maintaining and promoting skills of our residents, all of whom have some form of memory impairment. Activities include but are not exclusive to: Bingo, aerobic exercise, daily current events, sing-a-longs, a variety of religious services, outing trips to local restaurants and sites, entertainers, youth groups, pet therapy, cooking groups, poker night, ladies night, gardening, ice cream socials, family events, Ladies Tea, and more! All activities are designed to promote physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual well being.
    This facility caters to:
    The Arbors of Bedford is the largest, award winning, assisted living facility in NH for individuals with memory impairment. This includes all forms of dementia ie: Alzheimer's, Temporal lobe, & Lowey Body. We also serve s/p CVA, Parkinson's disease, MS, and alcohol induced dementia.
    Payment Sources Accepted
    Long term care insurance
    Private funds
    VA benefits
    NH Supported Residential Care Home Facil
    License No. 03922
    Issued by New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
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