Rhode Island is known as “The Ocean State” because a large portion of the state borders the Atlantic Ocean. While it may be the smallest state in the union – with a total area of only 1,045 square miles – “Little Rhody” still has plenty to offer. Rhode Island’s vibrant cities like Providence and Pawtucket, along with its pristine beaches and proximity to the Boston metropolitan area make it one of the Northeast’s ideal retirement destinations.
There are more than 30 nursing homes in Rhode Island. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of nursing homes in RI to help you find the community that fits your needs and budget.
The median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in Rhode Island is about $10,600, according to Genworth. The median monthly cost for a semi-private room is around $10,000.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency that regulates and provides ratings for nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities. CMS offers guidance to state Medicaid services regarding rules for facilities that are Medicaid-certified. Medicare provides a national nursing home website to view the audit and licensing history of Medicare-approved nursing homes.
Each state regulates senior living communities differently, but you can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in Rhode Island.
In Rhode Island, nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.
Overall, the cost of living in Rhode Island is considered to be less affordable than the national average. Rhode Island is rated as more expensive than average in every index category. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.
About 17% of Rhode Island's population are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Rhode Island leaned considerably liberal. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the nation in terms of land mass and ranked 43rd by population.
Rhode Island's climate ranges from oceanic in the south along the coast, to humid continental in the northern part of the state, and humid subtropical in the eastern portion. Overall, Rhode Island has hot summers and above average precipitation.
Moderate air quality means that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.