Why NH Needs Caregivers

An aging population and rapid shifts in employment are straining NH’s healthcare system, and an ongoing pandemic has only exacerbated the problem. This has further increased demand for Licensed Nursing Assistants (LNAs), universally known as “caregivers.”

The NH Needs Caregivers! Initiative – run through the Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center – is a grant-funded effort to encourage and help individuals start a healthcare career as a nursing assistant. The initiative will help people find an LNA position at skilled nursing facilities and long term care facilities including:

Assisted Living or Residential Care Facilities

Supported Residential Care Facilities

Intermediate Care Facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities

Nursing homes

Group homes

Other settings providing care to frail and older adults and/or children.

LNAs needed in the state
scholarships for those currently working or committed to employment in skilled nursing or long-term care facilities

NH Needs Caregivers! Career Team

Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is an accredited provider of continuing education. We strive to provide learning opportunities for health professionals and community members.

Lynn Carpenter

Program Director

Offer a Nursing Training Class

Here to help you train and hire qualified, caring people!

If you are a nursing home or a long-term care facility looking to hire or train caring people, we’d love to work with you on creating a direct nursing training program at your location.