Hillsborough County Nursing Home (HCNH) is located on a scenic hilltop in Goffstown, New Hampshire. The facility is a 300 bed Skilled and Intermediate Care facility which includes a 19 bed Behavioral Unit and a 50 bed special needs Alzheimer's Unit.

HCNH, a non­profit organization, is owned and managed by Hillsborough County dedicated to meeting the Skilled and Intermediate short and long term nursing needs of Hillsborough County Residents. HCNH offers a wide variety of care options utilizing a variety of resources enabling HCNH to better meet Resident/Patient's needs.

We strive to meet higher standards of customer satisfaction and quality of life by providing a wide range of therapies and activities tailored to the diverse needs of our Residents. Our 24 bed Skilled unit brings an added dimension of skilled and sub­acute services to the Hillsborough County community.

David J. Ross
Nursing Home Administrator

HCNH also offers a Hospice program under contract provides specialized services to the terminally ill. Three of our six nursing units exit directly to ground level which add to our warm setting.

HCNH ­ A reputation of quality offering unsurpassed diversity.

Visiting (effective March 2022)

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the NH Department of Health & Human Services require that Nursing Homes have visiting protocols that help reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 exposure to our patients and residents.

Visits are available to all of our residents.  We recommend visiting between the hours of 11:00am – 7:00 pm to support resident safety and the delivery of care.  All visits should follow CMS’s Core Principles of COVID-19 Prevention :

♦  Visitors who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, or currently meet the criteria for quarantine, should not enter the facility.   All visitors will be screened upon arrival.

♦  Hand hygiene is essential – use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred.

♦  Face mask (covering mouth and nose) is required at all times. If a visitor is unable to wear a face mask during the visit, please contact us in advance for assistance with a safe visit.

♦  During periods when the Rate of Community Transmission is Substantial or High, eye protection (goggles or face shield) is required at all times while in the facility.

♦  Maintaining a safe social distance of at least 6 feet from other residents and staff is required.

►    All Visitors should self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before arrival.   Visitors with COVID-19 symptoms must postpone their visit.  COVID-19 Symptoms may include:

♦ Fever (feeling feverish or a temperature of 100.0°F or higher)

♦ Respiratory symptoms such as a runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath

♦ Whole body symptoms such as muscle aches, chills and severe fatigue

♦ New gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

♦ Headache

♦ Changes in your sense of taste or smell

►    Risk Factors of Exposure to COVID-19:

♦ Close contact with someone is who suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days (Note: healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment are not considered to be “close contacts”)

♦ Unvaccinated individuals who have traveled outside of New England in the past 10 days

►    Visitor Vaccination & Testing:

♦ Vaccination is highly encouraged and we must ask about the vaccination status of all visitors, but vaccination is not required to visit.

♦ Proof of vaccination is not required.

♦ Testing on your own before coming to the facility for a visit (ideally within 2-3 days) is strongly encouraged.

Visiting the facility during periods of active COVID-19 Outbreak or Outbreak Investigation does bring risk of transmission to visitors as well.   Vaccination and following the Core Principles of COVID-19 Prevention can reduce but does not eliminate this risk.

Detailed Visiting guidance is updated in the most recent COVID Update below.  Note:  Updates are posted chronologically with the most recent listed at the end.

COVID Update