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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to the questions we receive the most about our services.
If we missed anything, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help! 

The first step in becoming a resident is to fill out the Admission Application. You can download our Nursing Center Admissions Application here. You can download our Assisted Living Admission Application here. 

Nursing homes provide a hospital level of care for seniors while assisted livings are best for older adults who need help with activities of daily living (ADLs) like dressing, bathing, and grooming, but do not require 24-hour care.

Payment options include: private funds, long-term care insurance, and Medicaid (when approved financially and medically by NH DHHS)

We have contracts with the following insurance companies. Coverage and co-pay/co-insurance are subject to verification of coverage prior to admission. 

  • Medicare A
  • Blue Cross/Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Tufts
  • NH Medicaid (HCBC & CFI)

Note: Out of state Medicaid is not accepted by RCRNC

Please contact our Admissions Department to learn more about our pricing

Our community utilizes Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), Nurse Practitioners (NP), and/or Physician Assistants in accordance with their training and experience.  The meaning of each title is as follows:

Doctor of Medicine (MD) – Doctor of Medicine is defined by a license to practice and Board Certification issued by the Board of Medicine. Medical doctors take a biological approach to healing. With extensive education and training, MDs work within a multidisciplinary team to educate patients about illnesses, injuries, health conditions, and preventative measures such as diet, fitness, and smoking cessation. Responsibilities include but not limited to diagnosing diseases, illnesses, and/or conditions; Assessing need for therapies and/or medicines and prescribing them; Providing information to patients and responsible parties regarding diagnosis and treatment goals; Monitoring patient progress and response to therapies and/or treatments; as well as maintaining patient records.

Doctor of Osteopathic (DO) – Doctor of Osteopathy is defined by a current license to practice and Board Certification issued by the Board of Medicine. With extensive education and training, DOs work within a multidisciplinary team to focus on the whole person, working in partnership with patients to help them achieve a high level of wellness by focusing on health promotion and disease prevention. As a licensed physician, responsibilities include but not limited to diagnosing diseases, illnesses, and/or conditions; Assessing need for therapies and/or medicines and prescribing them; Providing information to patients and responsible parties regarding diagnosis and treatment goals; Monitoring patient progress and response to therapies and/or treatments; as well as maintaining patient records.

Registered Nurse Practitioner (NP)A professional nurse licensed who is certified by the Board in a specialty and who, while functioning in the expanded role as a professional nurse, performs acts of medical diagnosis or prescription of medical therapeutic or corrective measures in collaboration with a physician licensed to practice       

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) is a registered nurse (RN) with advanced training in diagnosing and treating illness. Nurse Practitioners prescribe medications, treat illness, and administer physical exams. NPs focus on prevention, wellness, and education.

Physician Assistant (PA)An individual who is licensed as a Physician Assistant by the Board of Medicine. A PA is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional.  PAs practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers and prescribe medication.

After you submit an admissions application you will be added to our wait list. We are not able to give a time frame as to when a placement will become available. We recommend calling the Admissions Department to check on your wait list status. 

Please call our Admissions Department to check on the availability of in-person tours. 

Assisted Living: 603-679-9362

Rehabilitation/Long-Term Care: 603-679-9305

Assisted Living residents provide their own furniture, bedding, and clothing-just like moving into an apartment! 

Skilled nursing residents will be provided everything they’ll need in their apartment. However, to we encourage residents bring personal items such as family photos, a familiar bedspread, and treasured knickknacks.

It’s common for individuals to not have private funds to pay for their long-term care needs. We recommend applying for New Hampshire Medicaid. 

Rockingham County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and the Ernest P. Barka Assisted Living Community are Medicaid and Medicare certified. We suggest reaching out to ServiceLink, a NH DHHS program. Through contacts with local agencies around the state, ServiceLink helps individuals explore options and understand Medicare and Medicaid. 

Rockingham County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and the Ernest P. Barka Assisted Living Community are Medicaid and Medicare certified. We suggest reaching out to ServiceLink, a NH DHHS program. Through contacts with local agencies around the state, ServiceLink helps individuals explore options and understand Medicare and Medicaid. 

COVID-19 questions

Please check here for information about our current policies and procedures regarding COVID-19

We do not have restrictions on visitation at this time. 

Visitation guidelines can change. We recommend contacting us to check the current visitation policy. 

All visitors are required to be screened when they enter the building. We require the core principles of infection prevention to be followed at all times by all individuals in the facility. These include, wearing facial coverings, social distancing, and frequent hand washing. 

Rockingham County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and the Ernest P. Barka Assisted Living Community require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless granted an exemption for medical or religious reasons.

No, we do not require visitors to be vaccinated to enter the building

Yes, residents are allowed to enter and exit at their will 

Throughout the pandemic we have continued to provide our residents with a robust activities calendar. Residents may partake in social activities with one another as long as they practice social distancing and wear masks. 

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