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Rhode Island, like nearby Pennsylvania is well regarded for featuring lower than average price skilled nursing facilities as compared to other states in New England such as Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. While rates are still costlier than other parts of the nation, Rhode Island nursing homes provide reasonable rates with quick access to many of the best healthcare facilities in the U.S.

Rhode Island is also attractive to many seniors based on its dynamics. The smallest state in America also only supports a little over one million residents, making it prime real estate for elderly care facilities in Rhode Island that want to be away from the crowds. Yet with nearby access to other parts of New England, Rhode Island can quickly connect you to friends and family that live in other metropolitan areas such as New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore.

Rhode Island Nursing Home Costs

Rhode Island nursing home costs are impressively not outrageous. The average semi-private room goes for $255 per day. Compared to the national average, it is only slightly higher at $225 per day. And especially when compared to neighboring states, residents at Rhode Island retirement homes can save anywhere from $35 to $75 per day on a semi-private room.

One problem with Rhode Island is the small population, and therefore the limited selection of nursing homes in the state. That state of Rhode Island does have a fairly limited supply of short-term care, rehabilitation and long-term care facilities compared to other states. Less than 90 fully staffed nursing homes in Rhode Island are available, so you may face some competition and lower room availability.

If you or a loved one is interested in Rhode Island long term care but do not have a good understanding of where to find quality nursing homes, the best suggestion is to start with the bigger communities. Unfortunately, Rhode Island does not have many sizable cities. In fact, the largest city in terms of population, Providence, only has 175,000+ people. Warwick, Cranston and Pawtucket are the next nearest in terms of population and similar in size. They all provide a decent selection of quality Rhode Island elderly care facilities.

Rhode Island Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

The skilled nursing facilities in Rhode Island are known to provide the same high-quality healthcare as the rest of New England. Rhode Island may be small in stature yet it does not lack with its superior medical treatment and rehabilitation. Whether you seek short term care or long-term care, expect only the finest staff and professionalism.

Long term care facilities in Rhode Island are designed to provide at least three well-balanced meals per day, regularly scheduled activities, routine checkups, management of medications and other specialized treatment.

Staff is also trained to handle certain types of more hands-on treatment for Alzheimer’s, dementia, post-stroke or heart attack care and more. Upon admittance, staff will work with the family to address any personal needs or requirements, along with nutritional restrictions.

If exceptional healthcare with affordable, slightly higher than the national average rates for a semi-private or private room in a retirement home are for you, New England’s most hidden gem, Rhode Island, is the place where you want to be.

There are a total of 84 nursing homes in Rhode Island that Rhode Island senior citizen residents can take advantage of. Rhode Island nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in Rhode Island will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most Rhode Island nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout Rhode Island state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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