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The 5 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Westerly, RI for 2024

Our comprehensive listings and authentic reviews in Westerly, RI below include 5 Assisted Living facilities with 118 reviews. On average in Westerly, residents and their loved ones rate Assisted Living options 4.58 out of 5 stars.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Westerly

Named for its geographical location on Rhode Island’s southwestern shore, the vibrant town of Westerly provides seniors with a picturesque beachfront community, a historic downtown and a 15-acre Victorian strolling park. This classic New England town of approximately 18,000 has a sizeable senior population, with 20.2% of Westerly’s residents aged 65 and older.

For those seniors who need help with personal care, chores and medications, Westerly offers two assisted living residences (ALRs). The nearby Connecticut cities of Mystic and Groton have another three. The Rhode Island Department of Health licenses and regulates ALRs in the state.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Westerly

  • Seniors living in Westerly who enjoy being active outdoors should be sure to monitor air quality. The American Lung Association grades Washington County an “F” for ozone pollution and an “A” for particle pollution. This is especially important for at-risk seniors with cardiac or respiratory illnesses.
  • The Westerly area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Yale New Haven Health Westerly Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
  • Westerly has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Westerly Senior Citizens Center, which provides support groups, health programs, educational opportunities, exercise classes and a lunch program.
  • Adults aged 60 and older in Westerly have access to transportation services through both the state and the town. The Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs provides van transportation to the Senior Center meal site and to medical appointments through the RIDE program. Westerly, in partnership with the senior center, provides free transportation for appointments and errands not covered by RIDE.
  • Although Westerly averages 48 inches of rain annually and 27 inches of snow, it’s rated one of the most comfortable places in Rhode Island. With minimal very hot and extremely cold days, Westerly provides a relatively pleasant climate for seniors and earns a BestPlaces Comfort Index score of 7.1 out of 10.
  • Seniors may rest easier knowing Westerly’s violent crime rating of 10 is half that of the national average score of 22.7. The city’s property crime rate of 31.5 is also lower than the U.S. average of 35.4. These numbers are based on a 100-point scale, with 100 being high crime.

Note: Data reported on this page was updated in 2019 and based on the latest 2018 figures.

Paying for Assisted Living in Westerly

Assisted Living costs in Westerly start around $0 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Westerly and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Cities in Rhode Island

Mystic

$6,740

Waterford

$4,695

East Greenwich

$4,522

US

$4,000

Warwick

$3,760

Coventry

$3,240

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Westerly

Westerly seniors eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may receive financial aid for assisted living costs from Rhode Island's SSI Enhanced Assisted Living Program. This program provides an increase in the SSI benefit amount to help cover room and board expenses.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Rhode Island page.

Financial Assistance in Rhode Island

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Rhode Island page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Westerly

Westerly and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free assisted living resources in Westerly, please visit our Assisted Living in Rhode Island page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Westerly

Westerly-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Rhode Island are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Rhode Island page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Rhode Island

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Lisa

I visited this facility

Review of The Elms Retirement Residence

I've been to The Elms Retirement Residence. It is unbelievably beautiful. They have a lot to offer and it's just a wonderful place. They were very accommodating. They answered all our questions and...

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Leslie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of The Elms Retirement Residence

I had an interview with the woman at The Elms Retirement Residence because I knew the place already. I already had a family member who had lived there; my aunt was there. It is a 5-star place; I...

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Joseph

I visited this facility

Review of The Elms Retirement Residence

I went to see The Elms Retirement Residence. They showed me some independent and some assisted living part of it. It's an exceptional place with many attractive features such as nice rooms...

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