Assisted Living at RiverWoods Durham (PPC)

If you ever need a hand with the activities of daily living, we’ll be there to help.

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If you ever need a hand with the activities of daily living, we’ll be there to help.

Life gets a little easier when you have help with medication reminders, bathing, dressing, showering and more, so you can enjoy a variety of interesting programs and activities. Relax in your private apartment, equipped with a kitchenette and full size refrigerator, You will enjoy a dining and living area, private bedroom and bathroom, secure in the knowledge that help is nearby when and if needed.

Helping You Reach Your Highest Level of Independence

RiverWoods Durham provides a range of supportive living options, including Assisted Living, Memory Support and Nursing Care. We welcome new residents directly into Assisted Living and Memory Support. Once you are part of the RiverWoods Durham community, you can transition to a different level of support if your needs change. This means you do not have to leave the community to find the right level of support you want or need.

Most important, you don’t have to be a resident of RiverWoods Durham to take advantage of our Assisted Living or Memory Support services when we open in the spring. At RiverWoods, you can move into Assisted Living or Memory Support and pay month-to-month with no entrance fee.

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Assisted Living and Memory Support is now open!

We are accepting applications for direct admission into Memory Support and Assisted Living.

Contact Kellie Fiers, Our Senior Living Counselor,  at 888.550.6176 to learn more!

There’s still an opportunity to be a part of our community!


Assisted Living Homes Offer Comfort and Convenience

Assisted Living Apartment RiverWoods Durham
Assisted Living Apartment RiverWoods Durham
Assisted Living Apartment RiverWoods Durham
Assisted Living Apartment RiverWoods Durham
Assisted Living Apartment RiverWoods Durham
Assisted Living Apartment RiverWoods Durham
Assisted Living Apartment RiverWoods Durham
Assisted Living Apartment RiverWoods Durham
Assisted Living Apartment RiverWoods Durham

Private Assisted Living Residences

  • Private apartments include kitchenette, dining and living area
  • One and two-bedroom floor plan options
  • Kitchenettes include full-size fridge, microwave, sink, and low kitchen bar seating
  • Spacious bathrooms with walk-in shower, built-in shower chair, safety bars, and adjustable shower heads
  • Kitchen and baths include granite counters with elegant lighting
  • Large windows allow loads of natural light

Assisted Living Floor Plans

All our spacious and open floor plans are beautifully designed with full kitchenette with full size refrigerator, the latest appliances, window blinds, and plenty of light-filled living spaces. All of our homes can be personalized to reflect your individual taste.

Services and Amenities

  • 24-hour, 7-day-a-week licensed nursing supervision
  • Personalized care plans
  • High staff-to-resident ratio
  • Close proximity to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and Portsmouth Regional Hospital
  • Ability to transition as needs change within community
  • Music, art, and pet therapy
  • Small household design
  • All private residences provide dignity
  • Personalized schedules for waking and sleeping
  • Delicious dining designed with your preferences in mind
  • Housekeeping, laundry service
  • Transportation
  • 24-hour emergency response
  • In-house rehab gym
  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy

The RiverWoods Difference

  • High staff-to-resident ratio ensures a high level of personal care
  • Connection to the Independent Living community provides more amenities and activities
  • RiverWoods’ 25 plus years of experience in senior living
  • Our not-for-profit advantage: it’s about quality experiences, not quarterly earnings
  • The largest family of non-profit CCRCs in New Hampshire

“I’m so happy with the person-centered care Mom receives.

The caring and professional staff spent so much time getting to know my mom – her food preferences, even what time she likes to get up in the morning and go to bed. It allows her to live the life she wants to live with just a little extra support.”

Top Assisted Living FAQs

  • What Health Care Services do you offer?

    As a nationally-accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community, at RiverWoods you benefit from living within a vibrant and active senior living community and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have a plan, no matter what your future health care needs may be. Join us as an independent resident, and if your needs change in the future, you are able to receive Assisted Living, Memory Support, or Nursing Care within the same community, cared for by staff you know and trust.

    When or if you ever need help with the activities of daily living, we’ll design a personalized plan to help you live life to its fullest — within the same community while maintaining your privacy and your highest level of independence.

    Sometimes, all it takes is one patch of ice, one missed step or one minor fall, and your entire life can be thrown into discord for months. A routine hip surgery or knee replacement becomes a significant lifestyle struggle. Be assured that rehabilitative care is here, when or if you ever need it.

  • What if my spouse needs health care before I do?

    Often spouses age differently, and one spouse may need more care than another. Caregiving can put a strain on any relationship, but at RiverWoods these relationships are preserved. One person can receive Assisted Living level of care, allowing the other to be a spouse, not a caregiver.

  • Who decides if I need more care and what type of care I need?

    Moving from Independent Living to Newfound Lodge is a conversation you participate in, not a decision made on your behalf. If care needs are increasing, and you need more help, we will invite you and your family to meet with our team and discuss what kinds of additional help you may need, and how RiverWoods can help. We would decide together if a change would be more beneficial for you and where it would make the most sense for you to receive that care.

  • What happens if I need a higher level of care?

    By choosing RiverWoods you are ensuring a complete continuum of care plan as your health needs change. Our residents are able to transition from Independent Living to Assisted Living to Memory Support or Nursing Care, whenever it is needed and for as long as necessary. Providing all levels of care within one community prevents a disruptive change or a second move when your health care needs have changed.

    Each person is unique, and we provide our health center residents with a highly-individualized, personal care plan. Each resident enjoys a private room and bathroom, in a comforting, home-like environment. Going beyond the activities of daily living to provide more intensive and individual care, our caring staff treats each resident with respect and dignity.

  • Do I need long-term care insurance?

    Long-Term Care insurance is not a requirement at RiverWoods. However, depending on what your policy covers, it may reimburse you for expenses when utilizing the services in Assisted Living, Memory Support, Nursing Care.

Close to Everything

Two miles from , and minutes from Wentworth-Douglass, a Mass General Hospital, Newfound Lodge at RiverWoods Durham provides exceptional care, personalized programs and peace of mind.

It’s more affordable than you might think.

Choosing RiverWoods Durham truly means choosing your best life.

We are currently accepting applications for direct admission into Assisted Living at RiverWoods Durham. Please fill out the information below and Kellie Fiers, Our Senior Living Counselor will contact you promptly.