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Life at Our Home

New Hampshire Veterans Home Mission and Philosophy


The mission of the New Hampshire Veterans Home is to provide high quality, professional long-term care services to the Granite State's elderly and disabled veterans with compassion, respect, and dignity.

Dave and Mary's wedding
Dave and Mary's wedding

Philosophy of Care

We believe that each Resident is a unique individual, worthy of dignity and respect regardless of age, race, color, religion, disease, or illness.

We believe that each Resident should have a place to call his/her own, in a warm homelike environment that promotes safety, enjoyment, and privacy.

We believe that each person's individuality must be respected. Therefore, decisions about a Resident's daily life will be made with him or her or with the individual(s) acting under an activated Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care or guardianship.

We believe that independence is a desirable human quality that fosters a sense of well-being. Each Resident will be encouraged and assisted in attaining the highest level of independence and self-care that is possible for him or her to achieve.

We believe that the function of a long-term care facility is to maintain and/or improve the physical and mental health of our Residents.

We believe in a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to Resident care and that family, friends and volunteers are integral members of our Care Planning Team.

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Raising the American flag

We believe in the personal growth and satisfaction of staff members through their work and consider that the provision of a comprehensive orientation program, continuing education, and recognition for individual and group efforts helps to promote satisfaction.

We believe that each member of our staff contributes essential knowledge, skills, experience, and personal attributes to the quality of care provided.

We believe that death is the final stage of growth, and a palliative approach to care is essential when life can no longer be sustained.

New Hampshire Veterans Home Nursing Department Philosophy

The Nursing Department promotes the concept of self-care and supports each resident in reaching and maintaining their full potential for independence in all aspects of living at the New Hampshire Veterans Home.

The Nursing Department believes in an holistic approach to care that addresses the physical, emotional, spiritual, environmental, social, and rehabilitative needs of each resident.

The Nursing Department respects the individuality of each resident.

The Department of Nursing Services is supportive of staff members' continuing professional development through in-service education, encouragement, and financial assistance to attend approved continuing education programs.

Nursing must work within an organizational framework that is responsive to employee needs and one which promotes staff recruitment, retention, and development.

Nursing has the responsibility to share knowledge and expertise in geriatrics and gerontology with other health professionals by acting as role models and as a resource for those seeking clinical experience in working with the elderly and infirm veteran.

New Hampshire Veterans Home
139 Winter Street  |  Tilton, NH 03276-5415  |  
(p) 603-527-4400  |  (f) 603-286-4242