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Bedford is one of the most populous suburbs of Manchester, New Hampshire, with approximately 22,628 residents, including seniors 3,756 aged 65 and older. It’s located just across the Merrimack River and only 5 miles from center to center. In a 2021 analysis by Niche.com, Bedford was ranked in first place as the best Manchester suburb to live, receiving high marks for its economy, health and fitness attributes.

The overall cost of living in Bedford is relatively high, largely due to high housing and utility costs. Health care costs are lower, however, and Bedford residents save approximately 12.2% over the average American seeking care. New Hampshire is also considered to be tax-friendly for most seniors, as the state doesn’t tax the most common forms of income for this age group. These and other savings can make the area more attractive for many seniors by effectively lowering the cost of assisted living in the region.

Assisted living facilities in Bedford cost an average of $7,560 per month, according to the Genworth Financial 2020 Cost of Care Survey. This cost is considerably higher than the national average of $4,300. Across the border in Portland, Maine, the monthly cost is $6,583, and it’s cheaper still in Boston, at $6,100.

Note: Information for Bedford was not available, so data from the nearest city, Manchester, was used.

Keep reading for our list of Bedford’s top 10 assisted living communities and information on the features available.

Bedford Falls

Bedford Falls is a very large modern-style assisted living facility located roughly 1.5 miles west of the Merrimack River, with a doctor's office just next door. The facility offers assisted living and memory care within separate areas that are secure and staffed accordingly. Bedford Falls welcomes pets to the community, and residents can bring their own décor to furnish a studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment. Assisted living apartments have a kitchenette, private bath, living area and separate bedrooms. Friends and family can visit for dinner with chef-prepared meals and event rooms.

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Features
  • Physical and occupational therapy and podiatry on site
  • Outdoor spaces with grills, raised gardens and pathways

Bentley Commons at Bedford

Bentley Commons at Bedford is a multi-floor assisted living community surrounded by trees and green spaces. It's located under 1 mile from the Merrimack River Bridge and within walking distance of the water. The facility itself offers secure surroundings, personal care around the clock and specialized staff to help as needed. Residents can use the scheduled transportation to shop and eat out, and medical appointments are coordinated by staff. Interiors are large and spacious, which makes it easier to get around, and there are areas for crafts, art, fitness and other activities.

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Features
  • Nurse on staff and skilled nursing available
  • Trips to local events and activities

Beaver Lake Lodge Assisted Living

As the name suggests, Beaver Lake Lodge Assisted Living is a smaller community in contrast to many others in the area. It's home to a maximum of 16 residents, which is preferable for many seniors who aren't comfortable in crowds. The facility sits just a few hundred feet from Beaver Lake, and this scenic location helped the Lodge rank highly on our list. Residents have their own room with a private bathroom, and each living space is temperature-controlled for comfort.

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Features
  • Large outdoor areas for residents, including shaded porch and yards
  • Shopping trips, sightseeing, celebrations and other scheduled events

Evergreen Place

Evergreen Place provides assisted living and respite care in this large facility on the north side of Manchester. Landscaped yards on two sides of the community help insulate it from some of the street noise in this densely populated area. We ranked Evergreen Place highly for its location and activity schedule, including many off-site visits. Personal care, nursing staff and emergency services are available 24/7, and Evergreen Place has on-site therapy, podiatry, dermatology and other services.

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Features
  • Community bus for group outings to restaurants, shopping and seasonal trips
  • Nonprofit and non-corporate style of management

The Courville at Nashua - Aynsley

The Courville at Nashua - Aynsley is a midsize assisted living community located on the south side of Nashua. This three-floor building is tucked away in a mostly residential area, and it's right next to a large nursing facility that's under the same management. This nearby access to licensed nursing care and accommodations is partially responsible for the community's ranking on our list. Palliative and respite care services are available.

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Features
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapy on site
  • Wound therapy, UV and respiratory therapy provided by licensed nurses and specialists

Ledgewood Bay at Milford

Ledgewood Bay at Milford is located 1 mile north of Route 101 in a peaceful area that's surrounded by woods. The large building is relatively new and purpose-built, with studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Each style of accommodation has a private bathroom and kitchenette, and housekeeping is included. Ledgewood Bay at Milford has an art studio, movie theater and cafe for residents, and scheduled transportation is provided.

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Features
  • Elegant, uncluttered social areas and lounges
  • Large windows fill the rooms with sunlight

Villa Crest

Located just a few blocks from Interstate 93 on the east side of Manchester, the Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Center provides assisted living and a continuum of care in one large community. Residents are given a calendar of the upcoming activities and events each month, with volunteer opportunities also available. Podiatry, optometry and other types of care are provided by visiting doctors and on-site personnel. Guests are welcome at any time, even for an overnight stay, and there are function rooms for family events and holiday celebrations.

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Features
  • Full-service spa available on site
  • 24/7 nursing staff and emergency response system

Assisted Living at Pine Hill

Assisted Living at Pine Hill is a small, all-women facility located in a mostly wooded area near the Windham Country Club. It's roughly 1 mile to the closest exit from Interstate 93 and Route 111, which brings convenient access to an otherwise quiet and secluded area. This community has private accommodations for up to 16 residents in both short- and long-term stays, with personal day-to-day care and emergency medical response handled by trained personnel.

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Features
  • Group outings for shopping, entertainment and relaxation
  • Monthly themes, church groups, visits from Girl Scouts and local schools

The Courville at Bedford - Carlyle

The Courville at Bedford - Carlyle sits beside Route 101 on a cozy, tree-lined block with a sprawling backyard, walking paths, patio and other outdoor social areas for residents. It's a midsize community with all accommodations on a single level. We included Carlyle on our list for its convenience to Bedford residents and for the high-level services available, such as 24/7 licensed nursing care, in relatively home-like surroundings. The facility is secure, with well-maintained interiors and exteriors, and residents are welcome to bring a pet and belongings from home.

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Features
  • On-site therapy services, fall prevention and wound care
  • Social activities and support services designed to reduce isolation

Grace House of Windham

Grace House of Windham is a small assisted living community that also provides memory care, including specialized programs for residents with Lewy body dementia, and medication management. It has a high ratio of staff to residents and is equipped with multiple styles of mechanical lifts. This extra attention and personalized support on a relatively small scale is part of the overall fall prevention efforts in place at Grace House. Residents have access to secure outdoor porches, patios and yards, as well as spacious interiors with fireplace, TVs and activity rooms.

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Features
  • Pet therapy, exercise classes and other wellness programs
  • Palliative and hospice care available on site