With 189,692 residents, Providence, RI, has a population that includes approximately 22,004 seniors who are 65 or older. Although many in this age group are focusing on retirement, some may find themselves facing a dementia diagnosis. According to CDC statistics for Providence, between 2014 and 2018, deaths in general increased from 4,326 to 4,515 at a rate of 4.37%. Focus just on Alzheimer’s deaths during those four years, however, and there’s a more significant change of 14.71%, from 333 deaths in 2014 to 382 in 2018. 

Although a dementia diagnosis can be scary, memory care communities in Providence can provide hope. A family’s concern about what to do next is already part of the memory care plans at these facilities. Employees are trained in each aspect of this type of care, from communication with seniors and their families to facilities’ security features. This guide offers cost information and other resources that may help when considering memory care in Providence.

Memory Care Facilities in Providence, RI

2016

Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard

353 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, RI, 02906

Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard is located on the historic East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. Visitors have praised the bright and spacious common rooms and courtyards, and the facility … (read more)
Wingate Residences on Blackstone Boulevard is located on the historic East Side of Providence, Rhode Island. Visitors have praised the bright and spacious common rooms and courtyards, and the facility … (read more)

Wingate Residences on the East Side

One Butler Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906

Wingate Residences on the East Side is situated along the banks of the Seekonk River in lively Providence, Rhode Island. With Brown University and many shopping and cultural attractions close by, resi … (read more)
Wingate Residences on the East Side is situated along the banks of the Seekonk River in lively Providence, Rhode Island. With Brown University and many shopping and cultural attractions close by, resi … (read more)

Capitol Ridge at Providence

700 Smith Street, Providence, RI, 02908

Capitol Ridge at Providence is located on the western side of Providence in the shadows of Providence College. It sits near the Selim Rogers Recreation Center and Davis Park, giving residents ample op … (read more)
Capitol Ridge at Providence is located on the western side of Providence in the shadows of Providence College. It sits near the Selim Rogers Recreation Center and Davis Park, giving residents ample op … (read more)

The Highlands on the East Side

101 Highland Avenue, Providence, RI, 02906

The Highlands on the East Side is an assisted living facility located on the historic East Side of Providence, Rhode Island, and is only steps away from Miriam Hospital. Housing options include studio … (read more)
The Highlands on the East Side is an assisted living facility located on the historic East Side of Providence, Rhode Island, and is only steps away from Miriam Hospital. Housing options include studio … (read more)

2022

Pacifica Senior Living Victoria Court

55 Oaklawn Ave, Cranston, RI, 02920

Pacifica Senior Living Victoria Court is a nice place. It was a very good fit for my mom and everybody there was very caring and very friendly. When I visited, the residents seemed to be very comforta … (read more)
Pacifica Senior Living Victoria Court is a nice place. It was a very good fit for my mom and everybody there was very caring and very friendly. When I visited, the residents seemed to be very comforta … (read more)

2015

Greenwich Farms at Warwick

75 Minnasota Avenue, Warwick, RI, 02888

Greenwich Farms at Warwick is located in Warwick, Rhode Island, and is close to T.F. Green International Airport. Residents enjoy activities such as bingo and exercise classes and they have an on … (read more)
Greenwich Farms at Warwick is located in Warwick, Rhode Island, and is close to T.F. Green International Airport. Residents enjoy activities such as bingo and exercise classes and they have an on … (read more)

2022

Atria Bay Spring Village

147 Bay Spring Avenue, Barrington, RI, 02806

Atria Bay Spring Village is located in Barrington, Rhode Island near Bay Spring Community Center and Haines Memorial State Park. Visitors compliment the facility on the clean and homelike amenities, b … (read more)
Atria Bay Spring Village is located in Barrington, Rhode Island near Bay Spring Community Center and Haines Memorial State Park. Visitors compliment the facility on the clean and homelike amenities, b … (read more)

Anchor Bay at East Providence

1440 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI, 02915

My dad will be moving to Anchor Bay at East Providence. It’s beautiful and it’s a nice location. I like the rooms, he has the option of a 1-bedroom or a studio. There’s no carpeting so there’s no worr … (read more)
My dad will be moving to Anchor Bay at East Providence. It’s beautiful and it’s a nice location. I like the rooms, he has the option of a 1-bedroom or a studio. There’s no carpeting so there’s no worr … (read more)

2016

Anchor Bay at Pocasset

12 Old Pocasset Lane, Johnston, RI, 02919


Tockwotton on the Waterfront

500 Waterfront Drive, East Providence, RI, 02914

Tockwotton on the Waterfront is located in East Providence, Rhode Island, overlooking the Providence River and close to Bold Point Park. Visitors praise the location, which offers views of boats in th … (read more)
Tockwotton on the Waterfront is located in East Providence, Rhode Island, overlooking the Providence River and close to Bold Point Park. Visitors praise the location, which offers views of boats in th … (read more)

Darlington Memory Lane

1081 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI, 02904

We visited Darlington Memory Lane, we found it very nice, it’s small, and in a very nice location. They accept Medicaid. We were really impressed with it, the person who provided us a tour was really … (read more)
We visited Darlington Memory Lane, we found it very nice, it’s small, and in a very nice location. They accept Medicaid. We were really impressed with it, the person who provided us a tour was really … (read more)


COVID-19 Rules for Memory Care in Providence

Since most COVID-19 rules for Memory Care Communities and other Senior Living Facilities are set at the state level, you can view the specific rules for your state on our Guide to Memory Care in Rhode Island. Keep in mind that every community has specific policies that they put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

What to Consider About Memory Care in Providence

The Center for Health Facilities Regulation, which is part of the State of Rhode Island Department of Health, is in Providence. It’s in charge of making sure that health care facilities within Rhode Island operate correctly, from the care of the residents to having the proper licensing. 

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in Providence

  • Residents in Providence can expect a higher overall cost of living (105.1) than the national average of 100, but it’s less than Rhode Island’s 110.6 score. This means Providence is between the United States and Rhode Island in terms of affordability. 
  • Providence seniors should prepare for a lot of wet weather. About 127 days each year come with precipitation, but that can help make the average 200 days of sunshine more enjoyable. Temperatures can get cold when they dip into the teens during the winter, but in summer, they bounce back up to the 80s.
  • Some neighborhoods in Providence are safer than others. Crime statistics show that the city has a crime index score of 17 out of 100, meaning it’s safer than 17% of U.S. cities. Memory care facilities, however, tend to have ample security features in place to protect staff and residents and offer peace of mind. 
  • The Rhode Island Office of Health Aging provides information on multiple ways seniors in the state can access transportation. Options include the Reduced Fare Bus Program, transportation offered by senior centers, non-emergency medical transportation and the Elderly Transportation Program (ETP). Senior care facilities also often provide their own transportation for their residents.
  • Seniors can look forward to the average cost of health care in Providence. Its score of 84.4 is higher than that of Rhode Island (81.9), but both are substantially lower – and thereby more affordable – than the national average. Providence is home to multiple hospitals offering care to seniors and other Rhode Islanders. 

Paying for Memory Care in Providence

Note: Residential memory care is usually offered in assisted living facilities, and in general, memory care rates tend to be 20-30% higher than assisted living rates. No national database currently tracks memory care costs in the United States, so we’ve estimated the monthly memory care costs listed below by adding 25% to the rates listed in Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey.

Providence seniors considering memory care in the city should anticipate paying an average of $7,579 monthly.

The Cost of Memory Care in Nearby Cities

With an average monthly cost of $7,579, memory care in Providence is notably more expensive than the $5,625 national average, yet it’s $954 less than Rhode Island’s $8,533 cost. Providence is more costly than Norwich ($5,375) and Hartford ($6,531) in Connecticut and Worcester ($7,106) in Massachusetts, but $1,171 less than Barnstable Town, MA ($8,750).

$7579

Providence

$8533

Rhode Island

$5625

The United States

$5375

Norwich, CT

$6531

Hartford, CT

$7106

Worcester, MA

$8750

Barnstable Town, MA

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

In Providence, adult day health care ($1,658) and memory care ($7,579) have a sizable $5,921 difference between them. In-home care ($5,720), home health care ($5,911) and assisted living ($6,063) are close in cost to each other with a range of $300, but each has a gap of more than $1,500 from memory care. The most expensive monthly option is a semiprivate room at a nursing facility, which costs an average of $10,190. 

$5720

In-home Care

$5911

Home Health Care

$1658

Adult Day Health Care

$7579

Memory Care

$6063

Assisted Living Facility

$10190

Nursing Home Facility (Semiprivate Room)

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Providence

In Providence, there are options for seniors who need financial assistance paying for Memory Care. For more information about other options, who qualifies, and how to apply, Memory Care in Rhode Island page.

More ways to pay for memory care in Rhode Island

More Ways to Pay for Memory Care

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

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

For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in Rhode Island page.

Free Memory Care Resources in Providence

Costs for memory care in Providence are rather high, but that doesn’t mean seniors can’t get the quality care they deserve. Seniors and their families can consider using the following resources when they need guidance regarding senior- and/or memory care-related questions. 

Resource

Contact

Service

(800) 272-3900

Based in Providence, the Rhode Island chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association helps Rhode Islanders across the state. Its website offers a blog and ample news, including the latest Alzheimer’s research. Support groups available include a virtual Providence support group and a virtual Providence early onset couples support group.

(401) 462-3000

Based in Cranston, the Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging assists those throughout the state who are 55 and older. Its programs include RI Serves and the Point, the latter of which is accessible by phone or via the United Way on Valley Street in Providence.

(401) 273-7100

The Eagle Square VA Clinic in Providence is open weekdays. This location provides ophthalmology, optometry and audiology and speech services.

(401) 273-7100

The Eagle Street VA Clinic is open Monday through Friday. This location offers primary care health services.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Providence

Providence Memory Care Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Memory Care Facilities in Rhode Island required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in Rhode Island page for more information about these laws.

Laws and regulations for memory care in Rhode Island