It’s Natural to Have Questions
about a Big Decision.
If there’s something important for you to know, there’s a member of the Birch Hill Terrace team waiting to assist you.
These Frequently Asked Questions are a starting point. What if your question hasn’t been covered? Staff members at Birch Hill Terrace can offer specific answers, on everything from dining options to entrance fees. We’ve been helping people make sound retirement decisions for years.
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|Q:||What is a CCRC and what are the benefits?|
There are many important benefits of living in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). In order to fully understand these benefits, it’s important to understand what a CCRC is.
Simply put, a CCRC is a particular type of retirement community that offers a maintenance free lifestyle along with several levels of health care on one campus:
- Independent Living for residents who don’t need personal assistance;
- Assisted Living for people who require a little help with the activities of daily living; and
- Nursing Care in an on-campus Health Care Center.
Having several levels of care available on campus is an incredible benefit—it provides you with the security of knowing that, if you need Assisted Living or Nursing Care at some point in time, it's right onsite.
|Q:||Are all CCRCs the same?|
No. Some require a large up-front entrance fee and offer an all-inclusive health care plan, while others, like Birch Hill Terrace, have a lower entrance fee that includes a number of free health care days each year. You get to keep more of your own money for investing and estate planning.
|Q:||Am I buying an apartment or a condo?|
No, there is no real estate ownership involved, which means no tax bill or worries about fluctuations in the real estate market. You have lifetime use of your apartment or cottage, and the security of knowing you’ve planned for your future health care needs.
|Q:||What types of services and amenities are available to me at Birch Hill Terrace?|
Services and amenities at Birch Hill Terrace include:
- Gourmet dining with flexible meal plan from which to choose
- Social, physical, recreational, cultural, activity, and educational programs
- Scheduled transportation
- A variety of activities, including excercise, cultural and educational programs
Health care services include:
- On-site physician services
- Home health services
- Resident health clinic
- Wellness programs
- Health education
- Emergency response
We also offer an abundance of other features and amenities such as:
- Beauty Salon including manicure and pedicure services
- Meditation Room
|Q:||What Dining options are available at Birch Hill Terrace?|
Our exceptional culinary team prepares a variety of healthy and delicious menu choices every day. A complimentary continental breakfast is available 7 days a week; lunch and dinner are served in the Cafe for casual dining, or in the Terrace Room for restaurant style service. The Courtyard Cafe offers outdoor dining during the summer months. Take out service is available, as is room service. Families are welcome to reserve the Private Dining Room for special occasions.
|Q:||Is transportation available?|
We offer courtesy scheduled shuttle transportation 7 days a week to all the local zip code areas in greater Manchester. Whether it’s a trip to the mall, the doctor’s office, or a movie matinee, our professional and courteous staff will get you wherever you need to go.
|Q:||How far is Birch Hill Terrace from Boston and the Seacoast?|
Birch Hill Terrace is conveniently located less than one hour from Boston and the beautiful New Hampshire Lakes Region, and only 40 miles from Hampton Beach and Portsmouth.
|Q:||I don’t want to give up any of my freedom and independence. How will I know when I’m ready?|
The best time to make a move is when you are active and in good health. The admissions process includes a health assessment, so don’t wait too long. Our goal is to provide an active, stimulating maintenance free lifestyle for healthy retirement age individuals.
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A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), combines attractive residences with the security of a coordinated system of services designed to address the comfort, health, wellness, and developing needs of adults as they grow older. CCRCs provide a continuum of care all at one site, including: