143 senior living facilities in Rhode Island
Rhode Island, officially called “The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations” is a state in New England in the northeastern part of the United States. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S. with only 1,214 square miles, and is ranked 43rd in population with around 1,056,000 residents. The small size and large population make it the 2nd most densely populated state with 1006 people per square mile.
Rhode Island is bordered by Massachusetts to the north and the east, the state of Connecticut to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south through Block Island Sound and Rhode Island Sound. There is also a small maritime border that Rhode Island shares with New York. Due to the amount of water that makes up the state of Rhode Island, 14% of the state is water - mainly bays, inlets and oceanfront beaches. Its official nickname is “The Ocean State.” The state is mostly flat with few to no mountains and the highest point in the state is Jerimoth Hill, which is only 812 feet above sea level. There are only five counties in the state of Rhode Island and only 39 recognized cities and towns. Providence is both the capital as well as the largest city and largest Metropolitan Area.
You may be wondering if Rhode Island is considered as popular state for retirees. It rates 11th out of the 50 states with 15.84% of residents of Rhode Island who are age 65 or older. On this page, we’ve prepared all the information you need in order to make an informed decision when choosing senior living communities in Rhode Island, or when selecting the best assisted living facility in the state.
Most people do not want to be in a senior living facility, nor do they want to put their loved ones in one, yet in some cases there comes a point where a person may not be able to care for themselves at home or their safety may be compromised if they stay at home. It is also very hard on the caregiver to provide 24-hour care to someone and can be emotionally and physically taxing or even, in dementia cases, abusive.
Rhode Island assisted Living provides 24-hour care, housekeeping, meals, housing, medical care, and a safe environment for the residents. In America, the average cost for a monthly stay in an Assisted Living Facility is $3,628. In Rhode Island, the state median cost for a month of care in an Assisted Living Facility is $4,931 which is over $1,300 more expensive than the average cost of Assisted Living nationwide. The difference in cost is due, in part, to the cost of housing and health care being higher in Rhode Island than they are across the country.
The cost of assisted senior living care also varies across the state, with $5,200 per month in the Providence Area. As the population ages and more people need care, Rhode Island senior living facilities have started to use tier-based systems where the resident or prospective resident is charged based on the level of care that they need individually for them to live safely in an Assisted Living Facility or in a senior living community that provides assisted living care.
Adult Day Health Care and Home Health Aides are other senior living options in Rhode Island to help care for the elderly and these options are sometimes preferred, whenever it is possible for the senior to stay at their own home. However, these costs are high as well and there are non-monetary, emotional and psychological costs on the caregiver that can’t be ignored. A Home Health Aide in Rhode Island costs, on average, $4,814 a month – almost $58,000 per year. Adult Day Care in Rhode Island costs on average $1,517, or $18,200 annually.
It is important to remember that the cost of Adult Day Health Care is based on 5 days a week and usually is only for no more than 60 hours per week. To provide the care at home that is typically found in a Rhode Island Assisted Living Facility you would need 3.8 Home Health Aides weekly which would cost almost $18,300 per month. The high cost of Home Health Aides in Rhode Island may be related to the higher cost of health care as well as the low rate of unemployment. Experts forecast that over the next five years, the prices of Home Health Aides costs will increase 2%, and Adult Day Health Care will increase 1%.
For seniors with higher level medical needs, Rhode Island Nursing Facility Care is necessary. This is also true for those with severe dementia or Alzheimer’s disease as the mid to end stages of dementia make it nearly impossible to care for someone in their home. It is estimated that a semi-private room in a Nursing Facility in Rhode Island costs almost $9,277 per month – $111,325 per year, and a private room will cost around $9,733 monthly – $116,800 annually. Experts project that the costs of Nursing Facility care will increase only 1% for semi-private rooms and will stay the same for private rooms in the next five years.
By the year 2030, as the number of seniors needing care increase substantially, the regulations on Rhode Island senior living facilities will also increase, as will the staff salary necessary to care for these people. It is projected that the cost of Assisted Living in Rhode Island will be close to $94,300 per year in 2030, and the cost of Nursing Home Care will increase to almost $168,400 for a semi-private room and almost $176,700 for a private room. The costs of Adult Day Care will be around $27,500 and a Home Health Aide cost almost $87,400 annually.
Here are some important to consider for seniors when deciding whether Rhode Island senior living communities are the right choice:
Rhode Island has attractions that are interesting for people of all ages and has played an interesting role in the history of our country. Here are some ideas of things that senior citizens living in Rhode Island may enjoy:
The mansion has a gross area of 125,339 square feet and 62,482 square feet of living areas on five floors.
The Breakers is the most-visited attraction in Rhode Island and is open year-round.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1994, and designated a National Historic Landmark District Contributing Property in 1972.
The house is a 45-room mansion and the gardens surrounding it include rare and unusual plants, specimen trees, a greenhouse, and stonework.
The Herreshoff Manufacturing Company was known for producing high-quality yachts, including eight America’s Cup defenders, and steam-powered vessels.
Currently the museum has a collection of over 60 boats, including Nathanael Greene Herreshoff’s Ciara, Harold Vanderbilt’s Trivia, and the 1992 IACC yacht Defiant.
The museum was founded in 1971 to preserve the accomplishments of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and in 1992 the museum opened the America’s Cup Hall of Fame to honor the America’s Cup yacht race, the individuals who raced, and those that manufactured the boats.
The museum has over 2,000 original works by American illustrators such as Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, Maxfield Parrish, and more than 150 other illustrators.
Touro Synagogue was designed by British architect and the Rhode Island resident Peter Harrison. The building was designed so that it would face east toward Jerusalem. It was built from 1759 to 1763 for the Jeshuat Israel congregation in Newport under the leadership of Cantor (Chazzan) Isaac Touro. The synagogue remains an active Orthodox synagogue to this day.
Choosing the right city to live in when you are a senior is a difficult task. We’ve collected various information on cities that you can consider in your Rhode Island senior living communities search:
Even in recent years, religion still has some influence over Barrington. In the 1990s the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the town for its Christmas display which featured a crèche. And although the town was forced to remove the display, an individual placed a privately-owned scene near the town hall. Another lawsuit was brought against the town in 1996. Barrington remained the only “dry” county in Rhode Island until 2011 when two liquor stores were approved by the town council.
There are nine residential and commercial developments in Barrington that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including: The Allen-West House; Jenny’s Lane Historic District; Alfred Drowne Road Historic District. Rhode Island Country Club, which is also in Barrington, was built in 1911 and has hosted the CVS Charity Classic annually since 1999. The Barrington Civic Center Historic District includes Prince’s Hill Cemetery, the Leander R. Peck School, Barrington Town Hall, and the “T-shaped Elizabethan-Revival Peck School.” Also on the list are Nyatt Point Lighthouse, Belton Court, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, and the O’Bannon Mill, which was converted into elderly apartment housing complex in the 1990s.
There are 487 physicians per capita in the town of Barrington and the crime rate is 21. The population of Barrington, Rhode Island is approximately 16,350, with around 15% who belong to the 65+ adult senior living community;
First settled in the 17th century, Greenville has many apple orchards and the Greenville Baptist Church. U.S. Route 44, known as “Putnam Pike” runs through the center of Greenville.
There are 404 physicians per capita in Greenville and the crime rate is 22. The population of Greenville, Rhode Island is around 10,000, with approximately 22.5% of the residents who are part of the senior living community of 65 years old or older adults;
Burrillville is further divided into villages such as Glendale, Mapleville, Harrisville, Mohegan, Oakland, Nasonville, and Pascoag. There are 402 physicians per capita in Burrillville and a crime rate of 23. The citizens are well educated as the town has quite a few competitive private colleges. The population of Burrillville is over 16,300, with approximately 11.5% senior citizens part of the 65+ senior living community;
The town of Cranston was founded in 1754 from a portion of Providence north of the Pawtucket River. As Providence grew larger and began to take up portions of the town of Cranston, Cranston became a city itself on March 10, 1910. The population of Cranston, Rhode Island is close to 82,000 residents, with around 14,000 65+ adults part of the senior living community.
Warren was famous until the middle of the 19th century for the ships made in the shipyard which were used for whaling, merchant service, and the West India trade.
Warren is on the east bank of the Warren River and opposite of the town of Barrington, Rhode Island. It is a town that has a lot of art and history but it is particularly famous for its restaurants and seafood.
Warren has 487 physicians per capital and a crime rate of 42. The population of Warren, Rhode Island is approximately 10,400 with almost 18% of the residents who are part of the 65 years or older senior living community;
The population of Ashaway is approximately 1,700 residents, with almost 12.5% who are senior citizens 65 years or older.
Warwick is very culturally diverse and is famous for its seafood dishes as well as buildings such as the Goddard Memorial State Park, Warwick Public Library and Rocky Point State Park.
There are 279 physicians per capita in Warwick and the crime rate is 31. The population of Warwick is around 82,000, of which 17% are belong to the 65+ senior living community;
Roger Williams University is in Bristol, and it is named for the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams.
The Easy Bay Bike Path is at Independence Park on Bristol Harbor and the path continues north to East Providence, Rhode Island. Bristol is also home to the boat company Herreshoff which built five consecutive “America’s Cup” Defenders between the years of 1893 and 1920.
Bristol also has the oldest continuously celebrated Independence Day festivities in the United States, starting in 1777. Bristol has 487 physicians per capita and a crime rate of 31. The population of Bristol is around 22,500 with around 13% of the total population who belong to the 65 years old or older senior living community.
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