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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?

Our pricing structure is designed to be competitive in the marketplace, cost-effective and affordable for families entrusting us with the care of their loved ones. Individual rates are based on an individual’s needs, as well as the location in which they’ll be living.

Basic room rate ranges are as follows:
Assisted Living: $5,000 – $7,000
The Meadows (Memory Care): $6,000 – $7,500

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?
Each apartment’s layout is unique. We offer one, two, and three-room unfurnished suites for single or double occupancy.
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?
We’re huge pet fans and believe in the therapeutic and supportive benefits of owning an animal. We welcome small dogs and cats into our facility when space allows for it! Please inquire as to whether or not there’s a room available that can accommodate your loved one’s pet!
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?
We provide housekeeping and launder clothing, sheets, and towels at no additional fee.
Does the facility have adequate heat and air conditioning?
All common areas are heated and air-conditioned. Individual units have a thermostat to control temperature preferences in the apartment itself. Portable air conditioners are available for residents at their request should they need them.
What transportation services are offered to residents?
We drive residents to local appointments. Transportation to more distant locations can be arranged for a fee. There are regular trips to town for shopping excursions and other activities.
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?
Residents may change rooms if there is a vacancy and a room is available. There’s a room cleaning and preparation fee, which will be assessed at the time of the move.
What are the grounds like?
Our rustic, charming facility is set on three acres, which allows residents to walk freely about the property. There’s also a low-traffic country road in front of the building which many residents enjoy walking on in good weather, as well as several parks and trails nearby. The Monadnock Region is one of unmatched beauty, views, and a sense of community.
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:

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!