Older Adult Health

General Resources

local resources and support services for older adults

Local Organizations

Dartmouth Hitchcock Stacked Logo

Aging Resource Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Weekly scheduled virtual programming of support groups, educational and engagement programs.
  • Ongoing calls continue for list of at risk participants for check-ins on safety and isolation concerns.
  • Volunteers are available for small errands and grocery delivery.
  • Phone: 603-653-3460

Lake Sunapee Region VNH & Hospice Logo

Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice
  • Providing all essential services including home health, hospice, palliative and private care
  • Prepared to care for COVID+ clients
  • Educating patients who may be concerned about receiving home visits about CDC guidelines for minimizing risk and various options for care, such as less frequent visits and additional phone calls
  • Foot Clinics slowly re-opening.  Virtual bereavement support available.  Flu Clinics being planned.  Good Day Respite still temporarily closed.
  • Service Area: Sullivan County, lower Grafton county and western Merrimack County
  • Phone: 603-526-4077

Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire Logo

Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire
  • Open for all services currently except Blood Pressure and Foot Care Wellness services.
  • Non-profit provides nursing, rehabilitation, hospice, and personal care services.
  • Locations: 140 towns throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.
  • Phone: 1-888-300-8853

Bayada Home Health Services Logo

BAYADA Home Health Care

Hospice services:  

  • Hospice services continue to be provided with all disciplines to provide comprehensive care to all facets of the client/family needs: nursing, home health aides, social work, spiritual care
  • Territory: the entirety of Vermont, 89 corridor of NH and Concord NH areas
  • We have the PPE/staff training to care for COVID+ clients
  • No reduction in visits or changes to visit method (visits will remain in person)
  • The only exception is if a client lives in a nursing facility where visits are restricted.
    • If a facility is now allowing social work or spiritual care to visit, those visits will be via telephone or virtual (client/family preference)
  • In a client who is older than age 85 and tests positive for COVID, that can qualify them for hospice
    • Should these client’s goals of care align with the hospice philosophy (comfort focused and not wishing to go to a hospital) they can be admitted to hospice
    • Should they improve and no longer need services, they can be discharged once stable

Home Health Services:

  • Skilled home care continues to be provided with in-person visits for all disciplines (nursing, PT/OT)
  • Ability to care for COVID+ clients
    • The RN will do the initial visit in person and assess when the follow-up therapy visits need to occur
  • Territory: Entirety of Vermont, and Upper Valley of NH

Phone: 802-526-2380

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Logo

Mt. Ascutney Hospital
  • Fully operational inpatient and acute rehabs, ER, PT/OT, and specialty building  
  • Fully operational outpatient clinic able to see clients in person and telehealth  (telephone and video )
  • Therapy pool and surgery (only for emergency cases)  is still closed at this time but is being open in the near future
  • Clinic waiting room is cleaning hourly to ensure sanitation and safety for patients.
  • New respiratory clinic to assist those with respiratory symptoms is separate from the regular clinic, this will be in place for the for seeable future.  
  • Ability to test for COVID -19 with symptoms
  • Providers are encouraging their clients to seek help and chronic care follow up
  • Phone: 1-802-674-6711

NH Service Link Aging & Disability Resource Center Logo

NH Service Link

NH Service Link offices are open across the state via phone and email throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • A free service.
  • Connects people to resources, answers questions, problem solves, and explores available options.
  • Connects to long-term services and supports. 
  • Assists with understanding and accessing Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Leave a voicemail message – someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Locations: Atkinson, Berlin, Claremont, Concord, Keene, Laconia, Lebanon, Littleton, Manchester, Nashua, Stratham, Rochester, Tamworth.
  • Phone: 1-866-634-9412

Mt Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Logo

Ottauquechee Health Care
  • Fully operational (lab, x-ray, primary care clinic)
  • Able to see clients for in person visits and telehealth
  • Clinic waiting room is cleaning hourly to ensure sanitation and safety for patients.
  • Providers are encouraging their clients to seek help and chronic care follow up
  • Not seeing anyone with a fever, or Covid-19 symptoms

Grafton County Senior Citizens Council Logo

RSVP Good Morning Telephone Calls
  • Free good morning calls to ages 65+, adults with disabilities, homebound, health issues, any age self-isolating or quarantined, at risk for social isolation.
  • Safety and social calls to check in or chat.
  • Territory: Grafton and Sullivan Counties New HampshireTerritory: Grafton and Sullivan Counties New Hampshire
  • Email: rsvp@gcscc.org
  • Phone: 1-877-711-7787

The Upper Valley Community Nursing Project Logo

Upper Valley Community Nurses Project
  • Free service provided by towns.
  • Does not provide direct care.
  • Provides education, health counseling, referrals, health advocacy, care management, medicine reconciliation, and physical assessments.
  • Locations in New Hampshire: Hanover, Grantham, Lebanon, Lyme.
  • Locations in Vermont: Hartland, Norwich, Sharon, Thetford, Weston (Londonderry, Peru, Landgrove, Andover).
  • Email: uvcnp2@gmail.com
  • Phone: 603-653-3460