Nursing Care in Durham, NH

Nursing Care by professionals you can trust.

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When it Comes to Health Care, There is No Compromise

Our Nursing Care staff are experienced, compassionate professionals focused on helping you achieve your highest level of independence. Their goal is to work individually with you to ensure you have the care level you need at all times.

Each of our Nursing Care residences features a private bedroom and bath in a warm, home-like environment. In Supportive Living, you’ll receive the help you need while enjoying the innovative and person-directed care RiverWoods is known for.

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I know my mother's future is secure.

Whatever additional care she’ll need in her lifetime, she can receive it right within the same community without ever having to leave her friends behind.

What Sets RiverWoods Durham Apart?


  • 24-hour, 7-day-a-week licensed nursing supervision
  • Personalized care plans
  • Close proximity to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, a Mass General Community Hospital, and Portsmouth Regional Hospital, an HCA Hospital, just over an over from Boston’s extensive medical community
  • Ability to transition as needs change within community
  • Music, art, and pet therapy, innovative tech programs
  • Small household neighborhoods
  • 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

Our Innovative Household Model

Imagine a supportive, caring neighborhood designed with the needs of each resident in mind, not the convenience of the staff. Our person-directed small-household model puts each resident’s personal needs, wants, and interests first.

Each household neighborhood features 12 resident homes that circle a common living room, dining room, and kitchen. Open and staffed 24-hours a day, if you’re looking for muffins at midnight, we’ve got them for you. This home-like environment allows each resident the freedom to rise, eat meals, enjoy recreation and activities, and retire in a way that suits them each personally.

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Enjoy the Confidence of Care

Our Nursing Care staff are experienced, compassionate professionals focused on helping you achieve your highest level of independence. Their goal is to work individually with you to ensure you have the care level you need at all times.

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The RiverWoods Difference

  • Caring and professional staff ensure the highest level of person-centered care
  • Connection to the Independent Living community provides more amenities and activities
  • RiverWoods’ 25 years of experience in senior living
  • Our not-for-profit advantage: it’s about quality experiences, not quarterly earnings
  • The largest family of not-for-profit CCRCs in Northern New England

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It’s Not Your Grandparents’ Nursing Home

You won’t find wheelchairs in front of televisions at RiverWoods Durham. Our Nursing Care residents are provided with comprehensive, compassionate, and rehabilitative care seven days a week by professionals they know and trust.

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Nursing Care 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.