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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Dover, NH

Approximately 4,800 seniors live in Dover, NH, which lies nestled between the Piscataqua and Bellamy rivers and is the seat of Strafford County. There are many attractions for seniors who choose to retire here.

Dover boasts numerous medical facilities for seniors with chronic conditions or emergency health needs. Crime rates in the city are a fraction of the national average, and its EPA air quality ranking is among the highest in the nation. Nearby Vaughan Woods State Park and the Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum are just two points of interest that seniors may want to check out with family and friends. 

In Dover, seniors in assisted living facilities pay an average cost of $7,182 per month, but rates fluctuate based on the services and amenities available. This is 77% higher than the national average of $4,051 per month, but on par with the New Hampshire median cost of $7,021.

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

Look through our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Dover.

Bellamy Fields

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150 Garrison Road
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 516-8888

Bellamy Fields is an assisted living facility that offers studio apartments for seniors who need help with the tasks of daily living. The on-site beauty/barbershop keeps residents well-groomed, and the transportation service takes them to appointments or shopping around town. Physical and occupational therapists visit regularly, and hospice services are also available. Ball toss, meditation, bingo and word games are just some of the many activities that engage seniors at Bellamy Fields.

  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Dining room to enjoy three meals per day and snacks

Wadleigh House, LLC

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10 Summer Street
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 743-4103

Seniors at Wadleigh House can choose between private and shared rooms, and the homey dining area makes a comfortable place to chat with friends. Staff members handle laundry and housekeeping services, so seniors can spend their time enjoying live entertainment or visiting the on-site salon for a little pampering. Nurse supervision ensures that each resident receives prompt medical care, and licensed caregivers help with activities of daily living such as hygiene and eating.

  • Compassionate monitoring of physical and psychological needs
  • Garden and patio area

Brookdale Spruce Wood

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25 Worthen Road
Durham, NH 03824
(603) 513-2475

Brookdale Spruce Wood is an assisted living facility that also provides independent living and memory care services. Stately grounds feature manicured hedges and landscaped gardens for a serene setting. Seniors can enjoy a book in the library, visit the wellness center with health concerns and get their hair cut at the on-site beauty/barbershop. A secure courtyard gives guests and residents a place to chat, and professional cooks prepare nutritious fare that accommodates special diets.

  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Game room for socializing and fun

Kirkwood Corners

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206 North River Road
Lee, NH 03861
(888) 226-9791

The pet-friendly community of Kirkwood Corners is an assisted living facility that offers help with showering, grooming and coordinating medical care. Three delicious chef-prepared meals provide the nutrition residents need, and friendly staff members attend to housekeeping and laundry services. Kirkwood Corners has a tailored preferences program that puts it in the top 10 assisted living facilities in the area. Residents can receive a hand massage or a visit from a trained therapy dog. 

  • Wellness and musical programs
  • Community TV room and relaxing lounges

The Pines of Newmarket

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9 Grant Road
Newmarket, NH 03857
(888) 632-0195

Modern furnishings and an inviting outdoor seating area are examples of the well-appointed accommodations residents can expect at The Pines of Newmarket. Studios and companion suites have in-room kitchenettes, individual temperature controls and modern designs. The facility offers hydrotherapy services and brings in visiting podiatrists and occupational therapists, while on-site LPNs and RNs supervise resident care. Activities include Wii sports, cooking and gardening, and pets can accompany residents to the facility.

  • TV room and lounges
  • Quiet reading areas and party spaces

Wentworth Senior Living

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346 Pleasant Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-0169

Located in Portsmouth’s South End neighborhood, Wentworth Senior Living is part of a vibrant community. Residents can walk or drive to cafes, restaurants, theaters and entertainment venues, and transportation is available for appointments and errands. The thoughtful design of Wentworth earns it a place among our to 10 assisted living facilities in the Dover area. A therapeutic wellness center, salon and relaxing sunroom help residents unwind. 

  • Bistro café and formal dining area
  • Comfortable den, library and computer lab

Pond View Acres

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923 Franklin Pierce Highway
Barrington, NH 03825
(603) 664-9967

Pond View Acres fills residents' days with fun activities such as bingo, trivia and exercise classes. Pet therapy allows residents to bond with facility mascots. Excursions into the community include scenic rides, bowling and movie nights. Single-level communities make it easier for those with mobility challenges to get around. Registered nurses are staffed around the clock and physical therapy is available.

• Large private rooms with full baths and flat-screen TVs
• Gardening activities available

Carriage Hill Assisted Living

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306 Knox Marsh Road
Madbury, NH 03823
(603) 343-4475

Residents at Carriage Hill Assisted Living receive a private bedroom and bathroom with a walk-in shower. Other amenities include a library, game room and sunroom, where residents can sit with a good book during nice weather. Staff members oversee activities such as walking, gardening and visiting entertainers. The facility is close to the University of New Hampshire, which hosts artistic, intellectual and sporting events. Housekeeping and laundry services are performed by helpful staff.

  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Three meals plus snacks daily

Rosewood Manor

2 Church Street
Gonic, NH 03839
(603) 335-3966

At Rosewood Manor, residents receive the pampering they deserve while retaining as much independence as possible. Dedicated staff provides personal care and assistance with bathing, grooming and medication management. Alert staff members include an RN on every shift, while housekeeping and laundry services keep residents and their rooms neat and tidy. Activities include bingo, crafts, afternoon movies and ice cream socials. Transportation to appointments is available, and the staff organizes regular outings for seniors.

  • Country-inspired furnishings
  • Licensed caregivers provide companionship

Berwick Estates

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869 Main Street, Suite 600
Westbrook, ME 04092
(207) 591-0751

Berwick Estates is just 10 miles from Dover and offers an excellent option for seniors looking for assisted living. The computer room, TV room and other common areas give residents a place to catch up on the latest shows, world events and community gossip. Garden and patio areas are serene oases for seniors looking to relax. A security gate and vigilant staff members maintain a safe environment.

  • Tai chi, arts and crafts and stories
  • Three hot meals per day