2022 Top Rhode Island Senior Living Communities

Growing older happens to all of us, and for some of us, additional assistance is also needed. Senior living communities are a practical option for aging adults with extra needs. The initial search for the right retirement community can be overwhelming, mainly due to the amount of offerings, even for a smaller state like Rhode Island. What’s the difference between independent living and memory care? How much should you be budgeting every month?

The Ocean State is a wonderful place for retirees, and the range of senior living communities is extensive. Throughout the past 11 years, our team has managed nearly 20,000 elder care listings. Recently, we put together a lists of the top 15 providers in each state to make searching not just easier, but faster.  Our senior living directory is another great resource where you can filter by city or zip code for more options near you. A professional advisor is available to assist you in your search. Please feel free to contact us at your convenience.  

Using a Bridge Loan to Pay for a Rhode Island Senior Living Community
Before moving to an assisted living facility, many seniors require the money that would have come from the sale of their home. The timing can be tricky, so for instances like this, a bridge loan is a viable option. Bridge loans are typically 6 to 12-month loans. They are short-term in nature as the money that would eventually arrive via a home sale generally occurs in under 1 year. This short-term funding option can make the move into a senior community possible whenever the need arises. 

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in Rhode Island

To arrive at our top 15 providers, our team looked through user reviews on Facebook, Google and combined those with reviews left on our site. Ranking anything isn’t easy, so we employed a 1 to 5 scale to make it as easy as possible to understand. We didn’t stop here, however. Our team then consulted the Rhode Island Department of Health website and flagged those centers that had outstanding citations and violations. 

Rhode Island has a wide array of living and care facilities. Some are smaller, individual-focused with specialized services. While others have a distinct community feel with more social activities. The median price in Rhode Island for assisted living is $3,400. From here monthly costs can increase by the thousands for skilled nursing care and memory care. These facilities employ specialized RNs and other medical professionals that are needed on staff. Independent living and senior apartments are much cheaper, but don’t provide any care.

Top Rated Rhode Island Senior Living Facilities

4.79 stars

4.76/5 Average Rating of Facilities
286 Total Reviews


Cortland Place

20 Austin Ave
Greenville RI 02828

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
9 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Cortland Place:

The sudden decision needed to be made to place mom where she would be safe and happy. My family could not have been more grateful to have found Cortland Place. Now in year two, and mom declining at 90 yrs old, I’m confident our decision was the right one. Mom enjoys coordinated activities , entertainment and socialization she would not have had living on her own. The staff is courteous and supportive. I truly appreciate their dedication. The place is comfortable, clean, and beautifully decorated . We enjoy our visits at the Café or on the patio.

-Laurie Campanella

Chapel Hill Senior Living

10 Old Diamond Hill Rd
Cumberland, RI 02864

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
24 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Chapel Hill Senior Living:

From the moment you walk in you feel like your at home. The staff and residents are all so welcoming. The grounds are impeccably kept, and the food is out of this world! If your looking for senior living in the Cumberland area check out Chapel Hill!

-Kimberly Foley

Anchor Bay at East Providence

1440 Wampanoag Trail East
Providence RI 02915

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
28 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Anchor Bay at East Providence:

My mother is in Anchor Bay. They are wonderful. They are attentive, kind, caring and professional. If your looking for quality care for a loved one Anchor Bay is the placed. I recommend it highly.

-Valerie Keesler

Anchor Bay at Pocasset

12 Old Pocasset Ln
Johnston RI 02919

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
28 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Anchor Bay at Pocasset:

I have been at Pocasset for 5 years and really enjoy it. My apartment is very spacious. All the residents are very nice and friendly. The employees go above and beyond to make me feel very comfortable. Victor is one of the best in the dining room always bringing me my coffee right away.

-Edward Couch

Smithfield Woods

171 Pleasant View Ave
Smithfield RI 02917

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
18 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Smithfield Woods:

We couldnt be happier than we are with Smithfield Woods for our mom. Our mom moved into Smithfield Woods in the midst of COVID. There have been no cases because of the fabulous protocol followed. She is so happy there. From Management to staff they are attentive and loving to her. Everything they do is for the well-being of its residents. They have been working tirelessly. They keep the family informed with up to date daily emails. The building (Which by the way is beautiful has been recently redecorated with new furniture) and her apt is kept spotlessly clean. The personal care they are giving mom is second to none. We are now visiting safely outside and this is working extremely well. If you are considering a safe, loving, organized, clean place for mom or dad…please give Smithfield Woods a look. I highly recommend.

-Karen Zarrella

More Highly Rated RI Senior Living & Care Facilities

The Village at Waterman Lake

Villa at St. Antoine

Anchor Bay at Greenwich

Home Instead Senior Care – North Kingstown, RI

Tockwotton on the Waterfront

Franklin Court Assisted Living

Darlington Memory Lane

Brookdale Centre of New England

Blenheim-Newport

The Bridge at Cherry Hill