Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are you a nonprofit organization?
  2. What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?
  3. Do you have an appropriate activity program?
  4. What is the difference between assisted living, nursing home and memory care?
  5. Do you offer therapy services?
  6. What do your grounds look like?
  7. Do you have a hairdresser?
  8. How do you meet dietary requirements?
  9. Does Webster at Rye provide dental care?
  10. Do you offer private rooms in the nursing home?
  11. Do you provide transportation to appointments and will we pick up admissions from the hospital?
  12. Who is your medical director?
  13. How often does the doctor visit?
  14. Do you have WiFi?
  15. When are visiting hours?
  16. Is there a waiting list for Assisted Living?

Caring home healthcare nurse makes a house call on her senior adult female patients at an assisted living facility. Are you a nonprofit organization?

Yes. Webster at Rye is owned and operated by the Rannie Webster Foundation, a charitable not-for-profit foundation registered with the New Hampshire Department of Charitable Trusts as a 501(c)(3) organization.

The Rannie Webster Foundation was established at the bequest of Rannie Webster who, after a disabling horseback riding accident, recognized the need for a place of rest and recuperation in the Rye area, near loved ones and old friends.

What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?

Medicare Part A pays for short-term placement in a certified skilled care facility where therapy services (such as physical, speech or occupational) are provided in-house on a daily basis, as well as other services (i.e., nursing care, nutritional services, IV therapy, etc.) Once an individual meets his/her maximum potential according to predetermined Medicare standards, Medicare stops payment.

Medicaid is available for financially eligible individuals and pays for long-term care where an individual receives 24-hour nursing care, assistance with activities of daily living, nutritional services, medication administration and certain other medically related services. Medicaid will also cover the cost of an individual’s prescription medications.

Do you have an appropriate activity program?

The Nursing Home, Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities have full-time activity staff and offer a wide variety of programming designed to meet an individual’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.

Our activity staff seeks to know each individual’s interests and hobbies so an appropriate activity program can be planned that will be both therapeutic and enjoyable.

Additionally, our Memory Care activity program incorporates It’s Never 2 Late (IN2L), a computerized interactive media program designed specifically to assist individuals with memory care issues.

What is the difference between assisted living, nursing home and memory care?

Under Assisted Living regulations, a facility provides assistance to individuals with activities of daily living; however, the person providing assistance is not required to be a licensed healthcare worker. Additionally, a licensed nurse is not required to be in the community more than eight hours a day. At Webster at Rye, we provide 24-hour care by licensed staff. The payment source for Assisted Living is usually private resources.

Nursing Home will provide more services than Assisted Living and requires licensed staff to be on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This allows the nursing home to generally be able to handle more complex medical issues than could be provided in Assisted Living. The payment sources for a Nursing Home are an individual’s private resources, Medicaid or Medicare (if the facility is certified as skilled care) and long-term care insurance. Webster at Rye accepts all these payment sources.

Memory Care is designed to assist those who are unable to safely remain at home due to memory loss or other cognitive impairments. A need for increased levels of personal care, social activities and programs, and a safe environment often can’t be provided by one caregiver alone. Memory care is designed to enrich residents’ lives through nursing care, engaging activities for socialization, and providing a safe and nurturing environment.

Do you offer therapy services?

Webster at Rye is a certified by Medicare Part A as a skilled rehabilitation facility and provides in-house services including physical, speech and occupational therapy on a daily basis as ordered by a Resident’s physician. Outpatient therapy (with physician referral) is also available for individuals in the greater community.  Therapy services are available in our nursing home, assisted living and memory care community.

What do your grounds look like?

Whether you are looking at one of our many perennial gardens, taking a leisurely stroll along our nature trail, or simply enjoying fresh herbs in your meal, you will soon see that we take the utmost pride in our appearance. A full-time groundskeeper is hard at work outside making sure that every little detail is perfect and that we decorate to celebrate each and every season.

Click here to view photos of the grounds.

Do you have a hairdresser?

Webster at Rye has a beauty salon/barbershop on premises in which a wide variety of services are offered. Our licensed beauticians are available weekly by appointment.

How do you meet dietary requirements?

Upon arriving at Webster at Rye, individuals are met by a member of the Dietary Department to discuss the individual’s food likes/dislikes, allergies or any other special dietary requirements. Appropriate meals and alternatives are then prepared daily by our experienced chefs under the guidance of our registered dietician.

Does Webster at Rye provide dental care?

With a well-equipped dental office onsite at Webster at Rye, Residents are able to receive excellent and ongoing levels of treatment without having to leave home.

Elizabeth J. (BJ) Brown RDH, MS, CPHDHElizabeth J. (BJ) Brown, RDH, MS, CPHDH, received her dental hygiene degree from Westbrook College in Portland, Maine, her MS in Dental Public Health from Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine and is a Certified Public Health Dental Hygienist. Her clinical experience includes 15 years in private practice and over 25 years working in long-term care settings. She received advanced training in geriatrics and nursing home dentistry at the Universities of Minnesota and Texas, San Antonio during her 10-year position at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Medical Center in Bedford, Massachusetts. BJ currently provides dental hygiene services at four New Hampshire nursing homes and is an adjunct clinical instructor in the dental hygiene program at NHTI, Concord’s Community College. Most recently, BJ received the Dental Hygienist of the Year Award presented by the NH Dental Association and was published in the Evidence-Based Dental Practice Annual Report on Dental Hygiene (Elsevier, June 2016).

Do you offer private rooms in the nursing home?

Yes, Webster at Rye offers both private and semiprivate rooms.

Do you provide transportation to appointments and will you pick up admissions from the hospital?

Yes, transportation to appointments is available when scheduled in advance. We respectfully request that a family member accompany or meet the resident at the appointment. Transportation fees will apply.

We will pick up admissions free of charge from the hospital providing that it is medically safe to do so. In advanced medical cases, the hospital or discharging facility will determine the most appropriate transportation and make the necessary arrangements.

Who is your medical director?picture of Dr. Keenan Al-Hojerry

Our medical director is Dr. Keenan Al-Hojerry. Dr. Keenan Al-Hojerry originally came to the United States in 1989 from Jordan and settled in California like many other immigrants before moving to Rhode Island to complete his postgraduate medical training at Brown University. He is board certified in family medicine and has been working as a primary care physician since 1995. After moving to New Hampshire in 1999, Dr. Al-Hojerry became a Hospitalist at Portsmouth Regional Hospital where he has worked for the last 15 years, also chairing the ethics committee and serving as the Palliative Care and Hospice Director. He also is the current Hospice Director for Amedisys/Beacon Hospice. Dr. Al-Hojerry is married with five children.

How often does the doctor visit?

Our medical director is in the facility and sees residents three to five times each week.

Do you have WiFi?

Yes, a WiFi connection is available at Webster at Rye for residents and their guests.

When are visiting hours?

Although visitors are welcomed at any time, we strongly encourage visitors to call ahead and schedule their visit around a resident’s therapy schedule. For the health and safety of our residents, it is important and necessary to maintain these therapy routines and these appointments cannot be rescheduled simply because the resident has company.

Is there a waiting list for Assisted Living and Memory Care?

There often is a waiting list for apartments and studios in both communities. Individuals on our waiting list can expect routine phone calls from our staff updating them on availability status and providing additional care management and support during this time of transition.