Welcome to Home Health & Hospice Care

GOAL: To introduce new volunteers and hospice professionals to the full range of goals and programs in operation at Home Health & Hospice Care, and to welcome participants to the agency.

OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this session, the Volunteer should be able to:

  • Discuss programs offered by Home Health & Hospice Care other than Hospice.
  • Recognize the Mission Statement and beliefs that are the foundation of the services offered by Home Health & Hospice Care to the community.
  • Understand the general client base and funding sources of Home Health & Hospice Care.
  • Understand the general administrative structure of the agency.

Our Roots
Home Health & Hospice Care (HHHC) has celebrated over 130 years of service in the greater Nashua Community. Our services as a Visiting Nurse Association grew out of the roots of the Good Cheer Society, which started with the “fruit and flower mission” movement in the 1880s. Read more about the Agency’s history and the Good Cheer Society.

View Home Health & Hospice Care's Mission Statement and Core Beliefs.

An Overview of HHHC

Today, Home Health & Hospice Care is a recognized 501 (c) (3) public charity, and is the largest visiting nurse and hospice agency serving southern New Hampshire. The organization serves all constituents in 35 communities stretching from Hooksett in the north to Wilton in the west, and Salem in the east. Founded in 1883 by the Good Cheer Society, HHHC has a wide array of programs benefiting the community from newborns to centenarians. The Good Cheer Society remains today as an endowed auxiliary whose fundraising efforts benefit the work of HHHC. The family is the unit of care, and the agency is dedicated to helping patients and families live independently and fully as possible, on their own terms. Our work requires excellence, and competent and caring practice standards are the hallmarks of HHHC.

HHHC is governed by a Board of Directors from the community

Referral volume is extensive and includes local and tertiary hospital systems, physician offices and referrals from the community. Key referral sources include SNHMC, St. Joseph Hospital, Catholic Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, the Dartmouth Hitchcock system statewide, Mass General, Brigham & Woman’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Dana Farber Center, Lowell General, Lahey Clinic, Tufts New England Medical Center, Beth Israel etc. Revenue streams for the agency include Medicare, Medicaid, third party insurers, grants and contributed income.

HHHC is divided into three strategic lines of business, employing over 300 employees. Licensed occupations include nurses, therapists, licensed nursing assistants, social workers, chaplains and physicians. The agency is also supported by over 300 volunteers from the community who supplement direct care and administrative functions. In Fiscal Year 2016, volunteers provided services to the community equaling over $360,000.

In 2000, HHHC opened the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, which has 10 suites and is staffed 24/7. To date, the Community Hospice House has served the end-of-life needs of over 2000 patients and families.

Major business lines may explain the complexity of the organization and include the following:

Home Care Division serves over 4,000 individuals in a calendar year with over 35,000 visits.

  • Home care
  • IV therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Psychiatric nursing care
  • Social work services
  • Alzheimer respite program
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Maternal child care
  • Licensed nursing assistant care for activities of daily living
  • Computerized telehealth program to monitor physiological measurement from the home

Palliative Care Division serves about 600 patients and families annually.

  • Palliative care consults to complex patients for pain control and symptom management
  • Hospice care in the home
  • Hospice care in nursing homes
  • Dementia program
  • Community Hospice House serving over 200 patients and families annually
  • Bereavement services for families and children for 1 year after the death
  • Social work services
  • Pastoral Care
  • Volunteer Services

Supportive Care Services

  • Homemaker services
  • Companion services
  • Private Duty nursing services
  • Mission Point Senior Support Services – Hudson
  • Foot clinics serving over 350 seniors monthly in 25 locations
We are proud to serve the following communities:
New Hampshire
Mont Vernon
New Boston
Map of Home Health and Hospice Care - Service Area


Merrimack Office: 7 Executive Park Dr, Merrimack Get directions

Community Hospice House: 210 Naticook Rd., Merrimack Get directions

Hospice in Nursing Home and Assisted Living Settings
Home Health & Hospice Care provides hospice services in number of nursing home and assisted living facilities in the greater Nashua and Manchester area. View a Facilities List with contact information and directions for each location.

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