Sanctuary Care at Rye is the fulfillment of a spiritual mission to offer people who need memory care the independence, nurturing, and loving care to live their lives with dignity in a safe and secure setting.  Founder Jonathan McCoy heeded the call to help his fellow man by surrounding himself with like-minded people with exceptional backgrounds and expertise to build a unique memory care residence.

Our Mission is Memory Care

Sanctuary Care at Rye is different than most assisted living because memory care is our primary mission.  Conceived with the idea of offering the very best in memory care knowledge, resources and practices, every element of our community − from the residences, to common areas, to care management and staff training − is designed specifically to provide specialized care for the body, mind, and spirit of each resident.  We recognize the challenges and opportunities of memory impairment and treat each resident with love, respect and understanding to bring joy to their lives.

Comforts of Home

Coastal architecture in a beautiful setting; spacious and accommodating residences; and pleasing decor give Sanctuary Care at Rye a “home-like” setting. Our “Open Space” approach fosters a sense of independence while maintaining a safe and secure environment. Add to that individualized loving care and countless amenities and our residents experience all the comforts of home…and then some.


As a premiere assisted living community focused on memory care we believe that transparency is an important facet of how we operate.  We are open and honest with our families, including costs, fees and care plans. We endeavor to keep our residents’ families up-to-date on their loved ones status with regular communications, family meetings and information sharing so there are no surprises.  Our community is to open to family member visits 24 hours and many family members join us for meals, activities and celebrations.  Family members are encouraged to contact any member of our staff with questions or concerns.  Finally, Family CareSpace provides unprecedented access to resident location and information from any browser, tablet or smartphone.


Following his long track record with entrepreneurial teams within large corporate environments, Jonathan McCoy heeded the call to help his fellow man. He surrounding himself with like-minded people with exceptional backgrounds and expertise to build a unique memory care residence in Sanctuary Care. ''I am grateful to the many people who worked so hard to make this a success!''

Jonathan McCoy

Founder and Owner

Nick brings over 18 years of experience in environmental leadership. He is responsible for keeping our community running smoothly when it comes to building maintenance, heating and air conditioning, laundry, housekeeping, landscaping, safety and security. ''Sanctuary Care is a fun, friendly and family-like place to work with great people with great experience!''

Nick Griffin

Director of Environmental Services

Laurie brings decades of experience at all levels of elderly residential care including financial management, facility operations, regulatory compliance, and patient care. Ms. Turner is ALF licensed by the State of New Hampshire and has been part of Sanctuary Care since its inception in 2013. ''It all happens because of our incredibly dedicated and loving people!''

Laurie Turner

Executive Director

Chef Kerry brings over 10 years of experience in food service at restaurants, catering, teaching and institutional establishments. She has studied at the Atlantic Culinary Academy and perfected her skills at the Italian Culinary Institute in Turin, Italy. ‘’The residents make this a rewarding place to work – I love them!’’

Kerry Fay

Director of Food Services

Mary Baptiste has been a Registered Nurse for 18 years and has held a wide-range of nursing positions in hospitals, medical centers and schools. Ms. Baptiste manages all caregiver and nursing activities within Sanctuary Care. ‘’I really believe in our mission to provide the best possible memory care for those who need it most.’’

Mary Baptiste

Director of Nursing

Meredith has been associated with Sanctuary Care since 2012 and manages finance, accounting, bookkeeping, billing, payroll and human resources. Her background is in bookkeeping, purchasing and customer service - having worked for several non-profits as well as owning her own bookkeeping firm for 10 years. ''I really like the people at Sanctuary Care - it's been great to get to know our residents and their families''

Meredith Yingling

Business Office Manager

Deb Penttilla leads Sanctuary Care's activities for all our residents; supporting their social, spiritual, and cognitive needs. She brings over 15 years of experience working with those suffering from memory care ailments. Deb has a special place in her heart for our residence and their families as both her parents were afflicted with Alzheimer's. ''Serving those in need at Sanctuary Care is a special blessing for me.''

Deb Penttilla

Director of Activities

Besides being the first friendly face our guests see when they walk through our doors, Kathy serves as a liaison with family members, handles administration and helps keeps our residents calendars up to date. She is ''in the know'' about everything happening within our community and is a great resource for our families. ''I love the challenge of working at Sanctuary Care - everyday brings new opportunities to help our residents and their families.''

Kathy Kehoe

Head Concierge

At Sanctuary Care our activities are designed to address the social, spiritual and cognitive needs of our memory care residents

  • Each morning we review current events and our activity agenda along with some simple exercises to start the day right
  • Our Sanctuary Care bus gives us the mobility to visit area attractions or just to take a leisurely scenic drive
  • Local entertainers, speakers and special guests are regular visitors
  • We welcome area churches, pastors and choral groups for services and resident visits
  • Hands on familiar activities, music and movies help keep our residents engaged and involved
  • Our courtyard lets our residents enjoy the outdoors in a safe and controlled environment. Spring, summer and fall you’ll find that many of our activities take place outside.


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Mail/Physical Address
295 Lafayette Rd
Rye, NH 03870


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We are looking for a few great people who are dedicated to serving our residents with love and compassion. We’re on the lookout for incredible caregivers, LNA’s, dining room staff and others. If you think you measure up, give us a call at 603.379.1898 or email at careers@sanctuarycarerye.com.  We offer:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Bonus Opportunities
  • Paid Medical
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • A Caring and Fun Working Environment


They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
-Mary Angelou