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The process of finding the best assisted living facility for your loved one in Lincoln, RI often begins with several questions. How much does assisted living in Lincoln cost? What kinds of assistance with daily living will a resident receive? How does one pay for the expenses, and is financial aid available?
A Place for Mom helps families find the right facility for their needs. With more than 50 assisted living centers in Lincoln, the choice is a big one. We've created this guide to help you narrow your search and find answers to your biggest questions. Our Senior Living Advisors have detailed knowledge about the selections in Lincoln and would love to talk to you about your wishes for your loved one. Our referral services are free of charge to you.

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Senior housing types near Lincoln, RI

  • Atria Lincoln Place

    Atria Lincoln Place

    612 George Washington Highway, Lincoln, RI 02865
    (21)
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    Atria Lincoln Place is a popular Rhode Island retirement community that offers an active, warm atmosphere with all the comforts of home. A diverse calendar of events provides daily opportunities for staying healthy and socializing. Residents interested in exercising may work out with an instructor...

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  • Darlington Assisted Living Centers

    Darlington Assisted Living Centers

    123 Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket, RI 02860
    (2)
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    Darlington has four different facilities including 2 traditional assisted living , 2 memory care units and an independent living . Our staff have ongoing education on Dementia care, elder care, communication skills , medications and many more. All of our staff are CPR certified including our kitchen...

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  • Smithfield Woods

    171 Pleasant View Ave, Smithfield, RI 02917
    (8)
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    Smithfield Woods is luxurious senior care community in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Our elegant and stately community, located in Providence County, is just minutes from the historic town of Smithfield, with fine dining, shopping, banks and medical offices just minutes away. The dynamic city of...

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  • The Branches of North Attleboro

    The Branches of North Attleboro

    40 Robert F. Toner Blvd, North Attleboro, MA 02763
    (5)
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  • Connemara Senior Living

    Connemara Senior Living

    25 East Nilsson Street, Brockton, MA 02301
    (7)
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    Connemara Senior Living Campello (formerly Emmanuel House Residence) offers safe, enjoyable and affordable assisted living within an attractive apartment retirement community. A wide range of individualized services are available, enabling residents to enjoy their independence to the fullest. Our...

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  • Whitney Place at Sharon

    675 South Main Street, Sharon, MA 02067
    (14)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    NOW OPEN! This community offers traditional assisted living residences and memory care assisted living—warm and gracious settings for older adults needing a little help with daily routines, featuring private and shared apartments. Residents there will receive individual attention from nurses,...

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  • Highlands on the East Side

    Highlands on the East Side

    101 Highland Avenue, Providence, RI 02906
    (13)
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    WE ARE NOW OPEN! Exclusively created to celebrate you, your wisdom, your spirit, and your life — The Highlands on the East Side is a newly designed Assisted Living residence with all the comforts of home...and more! We pride ourselves as being the value choice for senior living by offering...

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  • Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living

    One Railroad Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Blaire House of Milford Assisted Living offers compassionate care in a peaceful neighborhood setting. We are located less than half a mile west of the Charles River and also enjoy activities at nearby parks and natural areas. We enjoy easy access to shopping and restaurants as well as day trips to...

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  • Atria Franklin

    Atria Franklin

    656 King Street, Franklin, MA 02038
    (21)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Set in Norfolk County in the historic town of Franklin, Atria Franklin is a senior living community where older adults can live more independently, with discreet support from a caring, 24-hour staff. In addition to independent and assisted living options, Atria Franklin offers Life Guidance® memory...

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  • Anchor Bay at Greenwich

    Anchor Bay at Greenwich

    945 Main St, East Greenwich, RI 02818
    (18)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale Greenwich Bay is a senior care community in East Greenwich, Rhode Island offering independent care services, assisted living services and memory care. We have an ideal location in the affluent area of East Greenwich near Narragansett Bay and Goddard State Park. Our quiet and peaceful...

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  • Brookdale Centre of New England

    Brookdale Centre of New England

    600 Centre of New England Boulevard, Coventry, RI 02816
    (20)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    A little help can go a long way. At our senior living community, you’ll have the help you need and the lifestyle you want with both assisted living and memory care all on one campus. Assisted living will give you a little extra help with things like medications, dressing and bathing, as well as...

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  • The Residence at Five Corners

    The Residence at Five Corners

    678 Depot Street, Easton, MA 02356
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The Residence at Five Corners is located in the heart of Easton's Five Corners neighborhood, with close proximity to many of the town's historic landmarks, and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. We offer 84 apartments for 90 residents; a combination of 32 studio,...

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  • Atria Bay Spring Village

    Atria Bay Spring Village

    147 Bay Spring Avenue, Barrington, RI 02806
    (20)
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    At Atria Bay Spring Village, residents will find a picturesque senior living community with a vibrant social calendar. Enjoy reading a book or chatting with friends in cozy community lounges, or on sunny days, relax in our beautiful, serene courtyards. Atria Bay Spring Village is near Barrington...

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  • Greenwich Farms at Warwick

    Greenwich Farms at Warwick

    75 Minnesota Avenue, Warwick, RI 02888
    (32)
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    Greenwich Farms at Warwick located in Warwick, RI is a Benchmark Senior Living independent living residential community for active seniors who are looking to socialize, stay active, and no longer want the worry of owning a home. Are you ready to enjoy a carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle? Wouldn’t...

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  • Cornerstone at Canton

    Cornerstone at Canton

    175 Revere Street, Canton, MA 02021
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The new Cornerstone at Canton, opening Spring 2015, offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University School...

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  • Anchor Bay at East Providence

    Anchor Bay at East Providence

    1440 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Brookdale East Bay is a dedicated memory care and assisted living community located in East Providence, Rhode Island. Just 15 minutes from downtown Providence, our community is peaceful and quiet with easy access to the amenities of a larger city. Brookdale East Bay has a desirable location near...

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  • Brookdale Sakonnet Bay

    Brookdale Sakonnet Bay

    1215 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878
    (17)
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    It’s not downsizing your home; it’s upsizing your possibilities. With scenic views of the historic Newport and the Sakonnet River, our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, has four levels of care on one campus, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing...

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  • Wingate Residences on the Eastside

    Wingate Residences on the Eastside

    One Butler Ave, Providence, RI 02906
    (22)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Imagine spending every day as you wish enjoying friends and family, participating in stimulating cultural and social activities, and surrounding yourself with familiar furnishings in the privacy of your own home. Wingate Residences on the East Side is the area's premiere assisted living community...

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  • Whitcomb House

    Whitcomb House

    245 West Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (29)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Make yourself at home in the warm, welcoming community of Whitcomb House in Milford, MA, where abundant amenities and thoughtful features provide comfort and convenience. Our Assisted Living residents enjoy regular live entertainment as well as several family events throughout the year. Imagine an...

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  • Sunrise of Norwood

    Sunrise of Norwood

    86 Saunders Road, Norwood, MA 02062
    (23)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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  • Brookdale Attleboro

    Brookdale Attleboro

    100 Garfield Avenue, Attleboro, MA 02703
    (27)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    We can help with the little things so you can go do more of what you love. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, Brookdale Attleboro with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. With assisted...

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  • Doolittle Home

    Doolittle Home

    16 Bird Street, Foxboro, MA 02035
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    The decision to explore retirement communities is complex, involving different considerations for you, your spouse, your children, or your advisers. Since 1915, Doolittle Home has been providing exceptional care and peace of mind for residents and their families. Frequently described as a bed and...

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  • Chapel Hill

    Chapel Hill

    10 Old Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864
    (20)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Chapel HIll is a luxury senior living community in the tranquil village of Chapel Four Corners in Cumberland, Providence County, Rhode Island. Our community is located just off Route 295, offering a convenient and short drive from the major cities of Providence, Boston, New Haven and Hartford....

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  • Wingate Residences at Norton

    Wingate Residences at Norton

    190 Mansfield Ave, Norton, MA 02766
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Imagine spending every day as you wish enjoying friends and family, participating in stimulating cultural and social activities, and surrounding yourself with familiar furnishings in the privacy of your own home. Wingate Residences at Assisted Norton is the area's premier assisted living community...

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  • All American Assisted Living at Warwick

    271 Toll Gate Road, Warwick, RI 02886
    (7)
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  • Bella Villa Assisted Living

    Bella Villa Assisted Living

    336 Willett Ave, Riverside, RI 02915
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Welcome to Bella Villa, a small affordable family operated private independent and assisted living facility. Bella Villa accepts individuals that are 50 years of age or older, or disabled. Our staff is highly experienced, courteous, respectful, and are available 24/7 for your personal assistance...

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  • Atria Draper Place

    Atria Draper Place

    25 Hopedale Street, Hopedale, MA 01747
    (19)
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    Atria Draper Place offers a relaxing senior community in the historic New England town of Hopedale. Residents enjoy taking a stroll down to the pond or quietly reading a book from the public library. A variety of lectures and entertainment provide social interaction for residents, friends and family...

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  • Landmark at Fall River

    Landmark at Fall River

    400 Columbia Street, Fall River, MA 02721
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Nestled in the heart of the Fall River historical district, the Landmark at Fall River provides gracious urbane living in a cozy, cordially appointed setting. Providing a supportive environment for seniors, the Landmark encourages independence, promotes good health, and provides customized...

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  • The Village At Willow Crossings

    The Village At Willow Crossings

    25 Cobb Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
    (25)
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    The Village at Willow Crossings is an active Senior community situated on a 20-acre woodland campus in the heart of Mansfield, MA. Manicured gardens grace the winding drives that travel through the picturesque campus, accented by the white picket fences of the charming cottage neighborhood. The nine...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree

    40 Clapboardtree St, Norwood, MA 02062
    (6)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree, we are committed to ensuring that our every service and amenity will help create the enriched, active life you deserve. It starts with our surroundings. Our community beautifully balances privacy, safety and security, with well-appointed dining rooms and...

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  • The Daniel Child House

    The Daniel Child House

    767 S Main St, Warren, RI 02885
    (1)
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    The Daniel Child House is located in the heart of Warren. It is an elegant historic home build by Daniel Child around the turn of the century. Our home is within walking distance to downtown Warren, and the historic water district. East Bay Bike path and Burrs Park are just beyond our home. Our...

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  • Cornerstone at Milford

    Cornerstone at Milford

    11 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Cornerstone at Milford offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's...

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  • New Pond Village, a CCRC

    New Pond Village, a CCRC

    180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Benchmark Senior Living at New Pond Village located in Walpole, MA provides independent living for active seniors who are looking to socialize, stay active, and no longer want the worry of owning a home. Are you ready to enjoy a carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle? Wouldn’t it be great to have...

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  • Orchard Cove  Hebrew SeniorLife

    Orchard Cove Hebrew SeniorLife

    1 Del Pond Dr, Canton, MA 02021
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Orchard Cove is a warm, inclusive, and award-winning senior living community in Canton, Massachusetts. Created by Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a leading nonprofit senior care and aging research organization, Orchard Cove is known for its resident-driven culture. This...

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  • Capitol Ridge at Providence

    Capitol Ridge at Providence

    700 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908
    (14)
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    Capitol Ridge at Providence is a cozy urban retreat situated in historic Providence, overlooking downtown and of course the State Capitol. The beautiful, historic setting is accented by manicured gardens, private walking paths and gazebos. A terrace off the main dining room offers seasonal outdoor...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

    Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill

    4 Forge Hill Road, Franklin, MA 02038
    (15)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is Franklin's first senior living community. Located on Forge Hill Road less than a mile from routes 140 and 495, Benchmark Senior Living at Forge Hill is a state of the art community that offers a full complement of amenities and supportive services designed to...

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  • The Residence at Valley Farm

    The Residence at Valley Farm

    369 Pond Street, Ashland, MA 01721
    (6)
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    Located in historic Ashland, our brand-new community boasts easy proximity to great shopping, houses of worship, I-495 and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area. We offer 80 apartments for 84 residents; a combination of 29 studio, 29 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom...

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  • The Village at Waterman Lake

    The Village at Waterman Lake

    715 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI 02828
    (26)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Comfortable and Distinctive Surroundings The perfect blend of hospitality and healthcare. Breathtaking lake views highlight the picturesque campus of The Village at Waterman Lake. Lavish gardens provide the setting for arts, fitness and leisure, including a nine-hole putting green, Bocce court,...

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  • All American Assisted Living at Wrentham

    30 Ledgeview Way, Wrentham, MA 02093
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  • All American Assisted Living at Raynham

    1084 Broadway, Raynham, MA 02767
    (12)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    All American Assisted Living is a premier assisted living community for those looking to settle near Raynham, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Our quiet and spacious home is in Broadway, a strategic rural township that enjoys the best infrastructure in Raynham. The area offers tranquility to residents...

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  • Heights Crossing

    Heights Crossing

    35 Christy Pl, Brockton, MA 02301
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    At Heights Crossing, we've mastered the art of living well! We offer the highest quality Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Memory Support Neighborhood. At Heights Crossing we work hard to make every corner of the residence feel like your home. We've designed for gracious country living inside...

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  • The Arbors at Stoughton

    The Arbors at Stoughton

    2121 Central St, Stoughton, MA 02072
    (5)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

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  • Brookdale Cushing Park

    200 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702
    (32)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Quality Care Today and Tomorrow If you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores and maintenance for a lifestyle rich in comfort and quality care, prepare to savor the good life. Nestled on more than 100 acres in Framingham, Massachusetts, our community offers a wonderful quality of life...

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  • Atria Harborhill

    Atria Harborhill

    159 Division Street, East Greenwich, RI 02818
    (8)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Situated in a stately mansion, Atria Harborhill is a welcoming community where residents are encouraged to lead healthy, active, independent lives. Enjoy a relaxing walk around the grounds, sit and catch up with friends, or participate in one of many daily activities. Centrally located in the...

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  • Anchor Bay at Pocasset

    Anchor Bay at Pocasset

    12 Old Pocasset Ln, Johnston, RI 02919
    (11)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Each member of our team is truly committed to our residents' overall well-being and happiness.' Pocasset Bay Retirement Living is nestled in a sheltered country setting with beautiful gardens, walking paths and outdoor sitting areas. The community is conveniently located off Interstate 295 on...

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  • Tockwotton on the Waterfront

    500 Waterfront Drive, East Providence, RI 02914
    (4)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Your parents worked hard to build a good life, a loving family, and a warm home. Why should they live any differently in their senior years? Tockwotton on the Waterfront boasts a new six-acre location on the banks of Providence Harbor, complete with panoramic views of downtown Providence, Rhode...

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  • Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard

    Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard

    353 Blackstone Blvd, Providence, RI 02906
    (9)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Imagine spending every day as you wish enjoying friends and family, participating in stimulating cultural and social activities, and surrounding yourself with familiar furnishings in the privacy of your own home. Wingate Residences Living on Blackstone Boulevard is located in one of Rhode Island's...

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  • Brookdale West Bay

    Brookdale West Bay

    2783 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI 02889
    (13)
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    You’ll have the care you need if you need it so you can focus on having fun. If you’re living a mostly independent lifestyle, but you could use an extra hand with some of your day-to-day activities, our senior living community with both assisted living and memory care could be right for you. You...

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  • Golden Pond

    Golden Pond

    50 West Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
    (11)
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    Golden Pond is much more than a typical housing development for seniors. Golden Pond's programs and services are designed specifically for individuals who live independently but may require some assistance with their daily care to maintain that independence. Our residents needing assistance see...

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Assisted Living in Lincoln, RI

What Is Assisted Living?

Though many people think of an assisted living center and a nursing home as similar, they actually differ in several important ways. Unlike a nursing home, assisted living does not come with 24-hour medical care. In general, though, an assisted living facility has trained staff present to help residents with daily activities throughout the day and often at night. Many facilities also bring in specialists such as podiatrists and therapists during regular business hours.

One good way to think of assisted living is as a community. Your loved one will live in a private room, as do other residents, and receive help with some or many of the activities of daily life (ADLs). ADLs include bathing, eating, dressing, grooming and toileting. Your loved one may also receive help with medications, laundry and transportation to doctor visits and grocery stores. Residents often eat together at meals and there are typically social activities such as cards, movie nights, Bingo, exercise programs, walks, outings and crafts.

What Services Are Available?

Each facility is a bit different, so the services available are not always the same. It is best to contact each facility that you are interested in and ask the company representative a series of questions. People who live in assisted living homes have different needs. Some of the most common services include the following:

  • Three meals a day
  • Laundry machines on site
  • Social activities
  • Indoor and outdoor common areas
  • Transportation options
  • Medication management
  • Resident parking

Other services that are commonly offered include a call button in each room that goes to the staff. There may be daily check-ins from the staff to see how your loved one is doing. Some facilities have hairdressers on the premises, as well as pedicure and manicure personnel. There may be a communal library where residents can check out books, movies, puzzles and games.

What Is Senior Living Like in Lincoln?

The town of Lincoln, RI is part of the larger Providence area as well as the greater Boston metropolitan region. As such, there is an abundance of social and cultural activities available to residents. The area is especially known for its many historical sites, such as lime kilns, the Ballou House, the Great Road Historic District and Albion Historic District. One of the area’s top attractions is Lincoln Woods State Park, a natural area that has picnic sites, hiking and boating. Both Boston and Providence are within easy driving distance and could make for a nice outing for your loved one.

With 50 assisted living facilities in the A Place for Mom network in the Lincoln area, you and your loved one will have a choice of facilities to consider. Each community will be a bit different, with some providing higher levels of care and different levels of staffing. Assisted living companies are regulated by the federal government, but the state of Rhode Island is responsible for the licensing of each facility. A facility could be quite large, with hundreds of residents, or as small as 20 to 30 people living there.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Lincoln

Rhode Island is listed as a state with only a basic level of transparency when it comes to the accessibility of records for assisted living facilities. This is the lowest category assigned by A Place for Mom’s regulatory licensing team. A basic level means that information on assisted living companies in the state are listed in a PDF or Excel file, but information on regulatory actions is typically not available. A freedom of Information request may need to be filed to get this information.

Since senior living facilities are not regulated on the federal level it is up to the state. In Rhode Island, the facilities are regulated by the Center for Health Facility Regulations, Rhode Island Department of Health. On the state’s Department of Health website you can find a variety of information, including the following:

  • Verify if a facility has a license
  • Find assisted living facilities in the state
  • File a complaint
  • Research disciplinary actions

The regulations for the state are spelled out in the “Rules and Regulations for Licensing Assisted Living Residences.” This document provides the latest information on rules and regulations as well as resident’s rights and responsibilities. There is also a helpful section on the website that provides advice for those looking for a facility. The licensing of assisted living facilities regulates the areas of building capacity, level of care, fire codes, quality assurance, safe resident handling, inspections and more. Inspections are carried out by the Department of Health when they are deemed necessary.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Lincoln?

Many factors go into determining the cost of an assisted living facility. These factors include the size of a room, the level of services provided, the level of luxury, and the location of the facility. A base rate is often a starting point for the monthly charges, but it can go up from there, and different companies calculate expenses differently. For example, some companies may include phone lines, cable television and WiFi as part of the base rate, while others may charge separately for these amenities. Also, moving-in fees, termination fees and other one-time charges vary from place to place.

In the Lincoln area, the average monthly price for assisted living is $4,477, which is right at the state average in Rhode Island. For memory care, the average monthly costs are $5,547, which is just slightly above the state average. The costs in Rhode Island are a bit above the national average.

How Can I Afford/Pay for Assisted Living?

Paying for a move and a stay in assisted living is often a big concern for many families. While some individuals may have the resources to afford the stay, others may struggle with the expenses. There are a number of programs and strategies that make the move more affordable.

Several sources of income may be used to pay for assisted living. The most commonly used sources are: home equity, insurance policy, personal savings or income stream, veteran’s benefits, Medicaid and long-term care insurance. Here are a few proven ways to beat the high cost of assisted living:

  • Plan Ahead. Doing a bit of research on the market puts you and your loved one in a better position to succeed. If you realize that your family member may be headed for assisted living, take some time to see what is available in your community. If you find one that seems right, and has an affordable fee structure, be sure to get on the waiting list.
  • Don’t Be Afraid To Negotiate. The prices at each facility consist of many factors. The company may be willing to negotiate on such things as move-in fees, yearly payments instead of monthly installments and other cost savings. Remember, it is in the best interest of the company that your loved one stays for a long time.
  • Get It Right. It can be expensive to move, and moving several times can be a drain on your loved one’s financial resources. Do your best to move into a facility that your loved one will be happy in for years to come.
  • Consider the Location. If you have an option, consider a geographic location that is less expensive. A move to a smaller community is often less expensive than a stay in a large city. Different parts of the country, such as the Midwest, often are less expensive.

By choosing the right facility, and making use of several financial resources, you may find that your loved one can stay in a nice facility for several years. This helps takes the worry away from everyone.

Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

While Medicaid, in certain circumstances, can help pay for assisted living, Medicare does not. This program only pays for short-term care such as a short rehab at a nursing home or therapy services at home after an accident. While Medicare will pay for many medical procedures and tests, the amount covered may depend upon whether it is on an outpatient or inpatient basis. To learn more about Medicare visit www.medicare.gov.

How Do I Tour Assisted Living Facilities?

An important part of the process is to visit any facility you are interested in. This is the best way to get a feel for the place. If possible, bring several family members along, and if your loved one is able it is a good idea to have him or her come along, too. There is a lot you can learn from a lengthy visit, so don’t be shy about spending several hours there. Ask if you can take a meal there to see the quality of the food and to get a sense of the atmosphere of the place.

Come prepared to not only closely observe but to ask a lot of questions. For the best possible tour, consider these guidelines and pay close attention to these items:

  • How friendly the staff are
  • The overall cleanliness of the facility
  • Any social activities that are going on
  • The appealing nature of any outdoor common areas

When you leave the tour you should have a good understanding of how compatible your loved one is with the community. You should also understand the pricing structure and the rights and responsibilities of your family member. It is also important to know as much as you can about the staff and how well they are trained and what certifications they hold. If your loved one has a special condition or illness, be sure to ask the staff how well prepared they are to care for it.

How Do I Choose the Right Assisted Living Facility?

There are many important aspects to choosing the right facility for your loved one. The decision can sometimes seem overwhelming. That being said, you are not alone in your search. Our Senior Living Advisors at A Place for Mom are trained to give you help throughout the process. Remember, our services are free. We can help you arrange a tour of the facilities you are most interested in. We also can provide you with the contact information for 50 or so assisted living facilities in Lincoln. To get the process started, we offer an initial consultation to begin finding the best facility for your loved one. Contact us today!