What’s the Difference between Assisted Living and a Nursing Home?
Your Questions, Answered!
We strive to help you stay informed and educated every step of the way! We value the importance of this decision and want to help provide you with as much information as you need to determine whether or not Spring Village at Summerhill will be the right choice for your family.
Here are our most frequently asked questions and answers. If there’s a question we didn’t answer for you, please contact us and we’ll respond in a timely manner to get you the information you need!
Assisted living vs. nursing home: what’s the difference?
Assisted living communities like Spring Village at Summerhill are designed to feel home-like and residents typically live in their own apartments or suites with private bathrooms. A nursing home has a more clinical and sterile feel and residents are typically living in a private or semi-private room.
What’s the cost of assisted living in NH? How are room rates determined and what’s included?
Basic room rate ranges are as follows:
Assisted Living: $5,000 – $9,000
The Meadows (Memory Care): $9,800 – $10,500
Room rates include three daily meals, laundry, housekeeping, events and activities, and scheduled transportation to local appointments (such as doctor visits, trips to the library, etc.). Each monthly rate also includes basic daily assistance with monitoring medications, bathing, dressing, etc. A medical and physical assessment is conducted for each incoming resident to determine the level of care, (acuity level), needed. If the need for assistance is more than that included in the basic rate, an additional acuity rate will be determined.
Do you offer short-term stays and respite accommodations?
Yes! We’re happy to be able to offer short-term stays to provide respite for caregivers, post-surgical support, and a safe, warm, and easier home to spend the cold New England winter months.
We require a 30-day minimum stay. Contact us HERE to schedule a short-term stay!
Are there available openings?
Availability varies from month to month. Those interested in moving to Spring Village at Summerhill are advised to contact us for more information. Contact us HERE to get started!
What are the apartment sizes?
How are meals served?
Three home-cooked, fresh, and from-scratch meals are prepared in our fully-stocked country kitchen and served in the dining room for our Spring Village at Summerhill residents and Meadows residents. Under special circumstances, meals can be brought to the Resident’s room and we happily accommodate specialized and modified diets including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, food allergies, gluten-free, diabetic-friendly, low-sugar, lactose intolerant, low-sodium, and more!
Can we bring pets?
What does a day-in-the-life look like for residents at Spring Village at Summerhill?
Each day is slightly different and contains a balance of structure, stability, and stimulation for all! We’re committed to an experience that creates a sense of home away from home, at all levels of care. Learn more about a Day in the Life of our Assisted Living HERE.
Do you provide laundry service?
Does the facility have adequate heat and air conditioning?
What transportation services are offered to residents?
Can residents bring their own vehicles to Spring Village at Summerhill?
Yes. Residents may bring their own automobiles. We have ample parking areas for residents and visitors.
What if a resident needs to change rooms or move to the memory care neighborhood?
What are the grounds like?
Is Spring Village at Summerhill covered by Medicaid?
At the present time, we have not applied to be a Medicaid-approved facility.
Where do Spring Village at Summerhill residents come from?
Spring Village at Summerhill proudly provides elder care and serves families in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire, the country at large, and cities in NH including Rindge, Peterborough, Jaffrey, Sharon, Temple, Amherst, Merrimack Valley, Swanzey, Keene, Harrisville, Nelson, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, and beyond!
How can I learn more about Peterborough, NH to determine whether or not Spring Village at Summerhill is right for our elderly family member(s)?
We welcome you to discover the charm of the Monadnock Region and the greater Peterborough area for yourself! It’s a rural area with an abundance of beauty, open fields, and forested foothills. What we love most about New England is that each town has it’s own unique defining history and personality. For more information about Peterborough, visit: www.peterboroughnh.gov
What local vendors and providers does Spring Village at Summerhill partner with?
We pride ourselves on upholding outstanding relationships with local preferred providers such as:
- Generations Geriatric Psychology Services
- In-house Nurse Practitioner through
- Monadnock Community hospital
- On-Site Dermatology
- Oral Healthcare
- On-site Podiatry
- In-house Powerback Rehab
Have a question we didn’t answer here? Please contact us and we’ll respond in a timely manner to get you the information you need!