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Assisted living in Rhode Island for couples

Assisted living facilities are communities that serve seniors over the age of 62 or 55, depending on individual requirements. Aside from housing and healthcare, residents benefit from a wide range of services and amenities. Retirees can live together with their spouse or pet, and fill their time exactly as they please. Admittance criteria regard not only age, but also one's financial eligibility and level of independence.

In the state of Rhode Island, there are over 55 assisted living facilities. These senior living communities can be found in the following locations: Warwick, Providence, South Kingstown, Pawtucket, Johnston, East Providence, Cranston, Coventry, and Woonsocket. Before being admitted into the respective facility, all residents undergo a thorough assessment. This is undertaken by a registered nurse and it will involve the assessment of general health, as well as current needs.

Based on the results of the above-mentioned examination, an individual service plan is created for each resident. Plans are updated every year or after any significant change in one's health. The staff will continue to monitor the treatment schedule, assessing the health status of all residents on a monthly basis. Both mental and physical health are analyzed, with recommendations for change, where necessary. Skilled nursing care and other forms of therapies might be provided by third-party agencies, but the resident will have to cover the respective costs.

Financing and costs of assisted living in Rhode Island

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Rhode Island is of $4,350. By comparison, the national median is of $4,000. Compared to neighboring states – Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont – Rhode Island has more affordable rates. The biggest difference is with Massachusetts, which has an average of $5,400. On the other hand, New York is less expensive, with a median of $4,100.

Within the state of Rhode Island, the differences between various cities are not that noticeable. Assisted living is considerably cheaper than nursing home care, which has an average of $8,800. Both in-home care and memory care are more expensive than assisted living, while independent living is cheaper, with a median of $3,000. However, it should be factored in that independent living does not offer assistance with the activities of daily living.

Services provided to married couples by assisted living facilities in Rhode Island

A wide array of general services is available to all residents, whether these are married or single. Among the services offered at an assisted living facility, you might find the following: housekeeping, general maintenance, laundry and linen service, meal planning and preparation, Internet and telephone, errand running and shopping, scheduled transportation, emergency response system, 24/7 security.

The scope of care will also include the assistance offered with daily living activities, such as eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, and grooming. Usually, this assistance is minimal, as residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible. Additional healthcare services are provided in some facilities, including: assistance with oral hygiene, wound care, diabetes care, ulcer treatment and prevention, tracheostomy services, and urinary catheter care.

Medication management is offered within all assisted living facilities that are licensed to provide such services. The staff can monitor residents while taking their medication, providing reminders and making sure the correct dosage has been taken. If residents are unable to handle the treatment administration, the staff will take over. Registered nurses may administer a wide range of treatments, including insulin shots.

Dementia residents are accepted into assisted living facilities that have integrated memory care units. Among the services offered to such residents, there are: general services, healthcare, assistance with daily living activities, and medication management. Depending on how advanced their condition is, they might benefit from constant monitoring.

Amenities for couples moving to an assisted living in Rhode Island

Rhode-Island assisted living facilities offer apartment-style or bedroom-style units, which can be occupied by a maximum of two residents. Couples are naturally allowed to live together and enjoy a private lifestyle. All living units must have a minimum square footage, bathrooms with accessibility features, and a lockbox to protect personal belongings. As mentioned above, some retirement communities allow pets, but you should check the pet-friendly policy first.

Residents benefit from a wide array of amenities, including: swimming pool, fitness center, learning center, library, computer room, weekly religious service, fine dining restaurant and café, social clubs, lounge, gardening area, woodworking shop, art studio, etc. Dementia residents can benefit from various therapies, guided walks in memory gardens, and the practice of various hobbies (adapted to their needs).

Don't see your city/town/village/county on the list? Please use our search bar at the top of the page to locate 143 assisted living options for couples from 34 cities, towns and villages in Rhode Island. Simply enter your city name, zip code or county.

What are some positives and negatives associated with moving to assisted living in Rhode Island for couples?

If you are still trying to decide whether life in a Rhode-Island ALF is right for you or not, perhaps the following pros and cons will be of help.

Pros of moving to assisted living for couples in Rhode Island

  • Access to housing and healthcare, as well as services and amenities
  • Senior adults can apply early in life for a spot in an assisted living facility (early applications are encouraged given the high demands for ALFs)
  • Only monthly fees to be covered, there are no entry fees to worry about
  • Medication management helps adults adhere to their treatment schedule and maintain the best possible state of health
  • Couples are allowed to live together and even bring their furry friends along

Cons of moving to assisted living for couples in Rhode Island

  • Moving into an assisted living facility involves a major change
  • Adjustment period may take some time
  • Considerable monthly fees
  • Not all treatments can be handled by the staff of an ALF, sometimes a third-party provider is required
  • The costs of skilled nursing care provided by third-party providers must be covered by each resident

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