Nursing Homes in Portsmouth, NH- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of March 10, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The City Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Portsmouth
The 10,000 foot view

Updated on March 10, 2024

This analysis is based on homes within a 25 mile radius of the city.

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Portsmouth has a total of 16 active skilled nursing facilities and 1,526 beds. Based on a recent US Census estimate of the population of Portsmouth of 93,069, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 60.99 persons in Portsmouth. There were 1,191 residents in nursing homes as March 10, 2024 for a city wide occupancy level of 78.05 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Portsmouth has added 0 new beds and lost 0 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Portsmouth and a comparison to the state and national averages:

Staffing Levels City State / National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.84 0.74 / 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.33 2.31 / 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.85 0.76 / 0.88
All Staff 4.03 3.81 / 3.79

State Analysis: Look here for the latest nursing home analysis for New Hampshire.

COVID-19 Infections in Portsmouth Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Portsmouth there were a total of 1 new cases and 1 new deaths among residents for the week ending March 10, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Portsmouth

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

No homes were removed by CMS over the past twelve months.

Occupancy Percentages for Portsmouth Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Portsmouth, NH. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Portsmouth

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Portsmouth based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
Warde Health Center
21 SEARLES ROAD
WINDHAM, NH
10.67
Saint Ann Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
195 DOVER POINT ROAD
DOVER, NH
0.00
Rockingham County Nursing Home
117 NORTH ROAD
BRENTWOOD, NH
0.67
Langdon Place of Dover
60 MIDDLE ROAD
DOVER, NH
11.33
Webster at Rye
795 WASHINGTON ROAD
RYE, NH
10.00
The Edgewood Centre
928 SOUTH STREET
PORTSMOUTH, NH
9.33
Riverside Rest Home
276 COUNTY FARM ROAD
DOVER, NH
13.33
Dover Center For Health and Rehabilitation
307 PLAZA DRIVE
DOVER, NH
13.33
Salemhaven
23 GEREMONTY DRIVE
SALEM, NH
18.67
Exeter Center
8 HAMPTON ROAD
EXETER, NH
18.00

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Portsmouth based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Rochester Manor
40 WHITEHALL ROAD
ROCHESTER, NH
28.67
Birch Healthcare Center
62 ROCHESTER HILL ROAD
ROCHESTER, NH
55.00
Oceanside Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
22 TUCK ROAD
HAMPTON, NH
29.33
Riverwoods at Exeter
6 WHITE OAK DRIVE
EXETER, NH
25.33
Cedar Healthcare Center
188 JONES AVENUE
PORTSMOUTH, NH
25.33
Salemhaven
23 GEREMONTY DRIVE
SALEM, NH
18.67
Exeter Center
8 HAMPTON ROAD
EXETER, NH
18.00
Colonial Poplin Nursing Home
442 MAIN STREET
FREMONT, NH
20.67
Webster at Rye
795 WASHINGTON ROAD
RYE, NH
10.00
The Edgewood Centre
928 SOUTH STREET
PORTSMOUTH, NH
9.33

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