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Cost of Rhode Island Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in Rhode Island is $5,325 per month.

The monthly base rate for Rhode Island assisted living is typically average when compared to neighboring states. Rhode Island is also more expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in Rhode Island. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

U.S.$3,600
Massachusetts$5,300
Rhode Island$5,325
Connecticut$5,575

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching Rhode Island Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does Rhode Island require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    Rhode Island may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by Rhode Island. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in Rhode Island. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    Rhode Island probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in Rhode Island - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by Rhode Island?
    Rhode Island will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as Rhode Island requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in Rhode Island.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for Rhode Island for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a Rhode Island Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at eohhs.ri.gov.

Helpful Rhode Island Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in Rhode Island? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the Rhode Island licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health, Center for Health Facility Regulation
health.ri.gov
(401) 222-2566
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in Rhode Island? Your local Rhode Island long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
The Alliance for Better Long Term Care
alliancebltc.com
Local: (401) 785-3340
Tollfree: (888) 351-0808
Are you aware of all the Rhode Island health-based programs available to you? Your Rhode Island Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
Rhode Island Department of Health
health.ri.gov
Local: (401) 222-5960
Tollfree: (800) 942-7434
Tollfree Notes: TTY Phone: 711

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