Skilled Nursing Facilities

Hannah Duston

Healthcare Center

We offer patients quality comprehensive medical, nursing, and rehabilitation care. Our beautiful facilities boast a friendly staff of experts who exhibit the utmost respect and dignity. The atmosphere at Hannah Duston is warm and family-like. Hannah Duston is a place that is easy to call “home.”

Individualized healthcare and family values

The professionals at Hannah Duston Healthcare Center are dedicated to providing high-quality long-term nursing and subacute care to the Merrimack Valley since 1982. Our goal is to open the doorways to a functional and fulfilling lifestyle for every one of our residents.

Hannah Duston is situated on lovely grounds in Haverhill, Massachusetts, in a setting described by residents as “pleasant and comfortable.” Hannah Duston offers elegant dining, common social rooms, and finely decorated living accommodations. Also, nursing and therapeutic services are second to none. Programs are comprehensive, offering residents the most modern, innovative therapies available.

Hannah Duston is proud the be the home of a Whittier Health Network Transitional Care Unit. The Whittier TCU at Hannah Duston provides patients with that extra bit of post-hospital care and physical rehabilitation they need to transition back home safely after a hospital stay or orthopedic procedure.

The Whittier TCU at Hannah Duston

Getting home after your acute rehab stay or orthopedic surgery can be a challenging experience.

Hannah Duston is here for you with all of your post-op needs!

The Whittier Transitional Care Unit at Hannah Duston offers short-term rehabilitative care for patients who need additional time to transition to home safely after their hospital stay.

Located inside our facility, nurses and therapists will help you return home as soon as possible and function independently at the highest level possible. Your post-operative plan is catered to your surgeon’s protocols, while care is managed by a collaboration of our doctors and your surgeon.

The Whittier Transitional Care Unit at Hannah Duston is your place for physical rehabilitation after spinal surgery, or total knee and hip replacement—and these are just a few of the diagnoses we can handle! Call us for more information.

Our Team of Compassionate Caregivers

Our professionals work 24-hours a day to provide the highest quality care. The staff represents a wide range of specialties, including physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, and nutritionists. Together, they create a restorative program suited to individual needs and then work to maximize their patients’ potential each day of their stay.

Residents may choose to have their primary physician provide their care. However, if that is not possible, our facility staff will assist in selecting a physician that meets the resident and their families’ approval.

In conjunction with our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, a resident’s physician will develop an individual program of restorative care for each resident. It is our goal to provide all of our residents with an active and fulfilling lifestyle.

We have built our reputation on our quality nursing, medical, and therapeutic team. The care and services they provide not only meet but surpass state and federal guidelines.

Admission Criteria

• Age 22 or older
• Persons with a significant change in functional status resulting from a medical problem or problems.
• Persons who are medically stable and able to participate in rehabilitation activity.

We accept admission from all healthcare facilities
• Emergency Rooms
• Physicians Office
• Acute Care Hospitals
• Home

Available Services

• IV Therapy (Central Lines)
• Wound Management
• Respiratory Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Occupational Therapy
• Speech-Language Therapy
• Medication Monitoring
• Patient Teaching
• Discharge Planning
• Nutrition Counseling
• Podiatry Services
• Dental Services
• Optometry Services

Rehabilitation Program

The rehabilitation program is led by a physician who specializes in rehabilitation and physical medicine. The physician has an interdisciplinary group of highly trained and motivated specialists to round out the team – physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, cognitive therapists, rehabilitation nurses, social workers, therapeutic recreational specialists, and nutritionists.
All rehabilitation programs are individually tailored to ensure success. We strive for healthy outcomes. That means using every possible form of effective therapy to accelerate and maximize every resident’s rehabilitation potential.
Rehabilitation programs range from intensive one-on-one therapy sessions to group sessions, including a variety of support groups that allow residents to learn more about their condition, share experiences with others, discuss concerns, and build lasting friendships.

Intravenous and Central Line Program

For some patients, intravenous antibiotic therapy is the most effective treatment for fighting infection. For those patients whose physicians have prescribed intravenous antibiotics as part of their healthcare program, an IV and Central Line program is offered, which allows them to continue their therapy in the comfort of our facility.


Residents are always busy if they choose to be. A representative from the activities department greets each resident at the time of admission to discuss personal interests and hobbies. While at the facility, patients can be involved in their favorite pastimes and meet others with similar interests.
Arts and crafts, physical fitness programs, and discussion groups are all coordinated through the activities department. There are also tea socials, ice cream parties, and cookouts. Outings away from the facility are also scheduled.
In addition to our activities room, we have a music room, an activities room, a library, and an entertainment room.

How to Make a Referral

Referrals can be made by contacting Hannah Duston Healthcare Center directly. Please refer to the list below for insurances accepted. If you want to confirm insurance information on Hannah Duston Healthcare Center, please call the facility directly at (978) 373-1747.


Medicare and Insurances Accepted

We accept most Medicare, Medicaid, workers compensation and insurance plans, including a wide range of major HMO’s and PPO’s, including, but not limited to:

• Medicare
• Workers Compensation
• AETNA/US Healthcare
• Anthem BC
• Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MA
• CIGNA/Healthsource MA/NH
• Fallon Community Health Plan
• Focus Healthcare
• Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
• Holland Compcare
• Neighborhood Health Plan
• Tufts Associated Health Plan
• Unicare (GIC Indemnity)
• United Payors/United Providers

Religious Services & Support Groups

We recognize that the spiritual needs of our residents are fundamental. Religious services are held on-site, and clergy of different faiths visit regularly.
Support meetings are available for family members of residents. These group discussions and activities allow families to share thoughts and feelings and learn from others who have loved ones in similar situations.
Patient support groups are held regularly. Here residents can learn more about their disability, discuss concerns, share experiences, and more.

Patient Testimonials

Everyone at Hannah Duston was a pleasure to communicate with and went over and above to answer my ongoing questions

Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial“I just wanted to say hello and thank everyone for taking such great care of my Aunt, Rosemarie. Everyone at Hannah Duston was a pleasure to communicate with and went over and above to answer my ongoing questions. She is doing well at home, but certainly misses all of the staff at Hannah. Leaving was just as hard for her. Everyone made her feel really special. What an emotional day December 15th was for all of us. Please accept this note for...

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They were amenable to little requests

Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial I was so relieved when my grandmother wound up at Hannah Duston. She had been at other facilities that A: she didn't like or B: I didn't like. The facility was always clean and the staff members were always good to her. They were amenable to little requests, like using special soap for her showers or making her tea off-schedule. She lived in a double room with a roommate. It wasn't fancy, but it was clean and spacious enough for her needs....

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They have a lot of activities for the residents

Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial My mom personally wanted to go Hannah Duston and she was there for a month. It’s a smaller facility and the staff were wonderful. They were very helpful with my mom and she progressed even more there. She can now walk with a walker and she was able to come home. They have a lot of activities for the residents. Their rehab section was smaller, but a very comfortable place. The people there were very nice and even the cleaning lady that come in...

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Hannah Duston atmosphere was the cheeriest that I’ve ever seen

Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial Thank You! To Hannah Duston Staff: Mom was admitted to the hospital - She had a bad spell. She needed much care - she didn’t feel well. After a time, her condition changed to fair. She was almost herself - but not quite there. She couldn’t stay at the hospital, yet couldn’t be alone. What could we do until she was ready for home? We looked around almost everywhere, For a placed that offered specialized care. We searched high and we searched...

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Your staff managed to put my mom at ease and get her back on her feet in a relatively short period of time

Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial Thank You! I want to thank you and your entire staff for the exceptional care you provided my mother (Katherine) during her stay at Hannah Duston. My mother who is 94 years old was very apprehensive about going to a rehab facility; however your staff managed to put her at ease and get her back on her feet in a relatively short period of time. She is still telling everyone she meets what a wonderful experience she had at Hannah Duston. Meet...

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The administrator runs a great ship and the staff on Pentucket is fabulous!

Hannah Duston Healthcare Center Patient Testimonial Thank You! Just want to send many thanks to the staff at Hannah Duston on Monument Street in Haverhill! The administrator runs a great ship and the staff on Pentucket is fabulous!!! My mom Joan B. has been a patient there for one year and she has had nothing but loving care.We can never thank you enough for all you do!!!! The nurses and CNA's there are the best. THANK YOU!!!! Lynn D. Meet Hannah Duston Healthcare Center's StaffMore...

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News + Updates

Whittier Health Network’s Response to COVID-19


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Whittier Health Network’s Visitation Policy

If you need more information, please ask your Whittier facility-specific representative. As the situation changes, we may take additional precautionary measures. Whittier Health Network appreciates your patience and support; we are taking these steps to protect all...

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Hannah Duston Healthcare Center

126 Monument Street
Haverhill MA 01832
Phone: (978) 373-1747
Fax: (978) 373-5277
128-Bed Skilled Nursing Center
Joint Commission Accredited, Medicare Certified

Directions to Hannah Duston Healthcare Center

From Route 93: Route 93 to 495 North – Take Exit 50. At the top of the ramp, go straight (Monument Street.) At blinking lights, go straight and on your left is Hannah Duston – across from Haverhill High School. 

From Route 95: Get on Route 495 South – Take Exit 50. At the top of the ramp, take a left onto Route 97. After going over the 495 overpass, take your first left onto Monument Street. At the blinking lights, go straight and on your left is Hannah Duston, across from Haverhill High School.

Hannah Duston Directions

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All COVID negative, COVID recovered, and new admissions with no known or suspected COVID exposure may have prearranged indoor or outdoor visits. The location of these visits will be determined by the facility, subject to the safety and health of the residents. Each visit may last up to 45 minutes. For indoor visits, visitors must enter through the main entrance to be screened. Upon successful completion of the screening, all visitors must walk around the outside of the building to the patio and into the activities room for their visitation. At the conclusion of the visitation, visitors must promptly exit through the patio door. For outdoor visits, visitors must enter through the main entrance of the building to be screened. Upon successful completion of the screening, all visitors must walk around the outside of the building to the patio. ALL VISITORS MUST BRING AND WEAR MASKS DURING VISITATION. Please contact Madison Brady at 978 373-1747 in advance to schedule a visit.

Since May 8, 2020, Hannah Duston Healthcare Center has had 95 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, Hannah Duston has had 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other.

Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Hannah Duston. On June 11, 2021:

  • 0 residents or staff have confirmed COVID-19. When a resident tests positive, we notify residents and their representative(s) of their condition and implement protocols for their care and treatment. We also follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive.
  • 56 residents and staff have recovered from COVID-19.
  • 121 residents and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.
  • It has been 83 days since a new resident or staff member has tested positive.

Mitigating actions that Hannah Duston Healthcare Center is taking to prevent/reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 include the following: altering or suspending normal operations of the facility pursuant to CMS/CDC/DPH guidelines, including limitation of visitors and social distancing and separation of residents; screening employees every shift; requiring employees to use PPE as indicated, including N95 and regular face masks, gowns, face shields, gloves, and droplet precautions equipment; increasing cleaning and sanitizing, including sanitizing with Clean Republic Hypochlorous Acid Disinfectant; providing new admissions with cloth masks and providing education to them on the use of the masks, hand hygiene and cough etiquette; distancing of residents; limiting residents’ movements outside their rooms; and separating COVID-19 positive residents from other residents.

Whittier Health Network performed COVID-19 testing for residents and employees at the Facility in May of 2020.

There is a nationwide shortage of PPE, however there is currently adequate PPE in this facility.