East Providence is a city located between the Providence and Seekonk rivers in Rhode Island. It has a long history and is home to some iconic landmarks such as John Hunt House. Of its 47,618 residents, 19.7% are over the age of 65. Miriam Hospital in nearby Providence is one of the top-rated hospitals in the state. Nursing home care in East Providence is more expensive than average, with the monthly fee for a semiprivate room being $9,733 compared to the national average of $7,756.

Nursing home care is aimed at seniors with limited mobility and/or severe health issues that prevent them from living independently. Nursing homes typically have skilled nursing staff and care aides on site 24 hours a day. Seniors who do not require such a high level of care may find assisted living or home health care more affordable and better suited to their circumstances.

This guide looks at the cost of different types of senior care in Rhode Island and also provides some resources that may be useful for seniors who live in the state.

Directory of Nursing Homes in East Providence, RI

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)

Evergreen House Health Center

1 Evergreen Drive, East Providence, RI, 02914

In 11/2020 during the COVID restrictions my mother had an accident and was hospitalized and released/ transferred to Evergreen House for short term rehab. She was there around 3 months before her pas … (read more)
In 11/2020 during the COVID restrictions my mother had an accident and was hospitalized and released/ transferred to Evergreen House for short term rehab. She was there around 3 months before her pas … (read more)

Waterview Villa Inc

1275 S Broadway, East Providence, RI, 02914

I was at Waterview Villa on two different occasions. The room was very nice and the beds were good. The furniture looked like it had been updated within maybe the last 5 years. Everything was clean as … (read more)
I was at Waterview Villa on two different occasions. The room was very nice and the beds were good. The furniture looked like it had been updated within maybe the last 5 years. Everything was clean as … (read more)

Orchard View Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

135 Tripps Lane , East Providence, RI, 02915

Horrible staff there some of them do not know how to communicate with the families are very disrespectful
Horrible staff there some of them do not know how to communicate with the families are very disrespectful

Harris Health Centre LLC

833 Broadway , East Providence, RI, 02914


Linn Health Care Center

30 Alexander Avenue , East Providence, RI, 02914


Elderwood at Riverside

100 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI, 02915


Eastgate Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

198 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914


Harris Health Center

833 Broadway, East Providence, RI, 02914


Bannister Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing

135 Dodge Street , Providence, RI, 02907

Our loved one experienced extremely neglectful care and monitoring from this place–even at the most basic level of nursing. It was truly shocking and heartbreaking to see our loved one rapidly deteri … (read more)
Our loved one experienced extremely neglectful care and monitoring from this place–even at the most basic level of nursing. It was truly shocking and heartbreaking to see our loved one rapidly deteri … (read more)

Scandinavian Home Inc

1811 Broad Street , Cranston, RI, 02905

Scandinavian Home Inc. is an assisted living facility in Cranston, Rhode Island, located on Broad Street near the Cranston Public Library and Saint Paul Church. Family members applaud the chef-prepare … (read more)
Scandinavian Home Inc. is an assisted living facility in Cranston, Rhode Island, located on Broad Street near the Cranston Public Library and Saint Paul Church. Family members applaud the chef-prepare … (read more)

Warren Center

642 Metacom Avenue, Warren, RI, 02885

Set amidst quiet homes on a tree-lined street, Warren Center is an assisted living and nursing home facility located in Warren, Rhode Island. Visitors and residents give the community top marks for th … (read more)
Set amidst quiet homes on a tree-lined street, Warren Center is an assisted living and nursing home facility located in Warren, Rhode Island. Visitors and residents give the community top marks for th … (read more)

The Bridge at Cherry Hill

2 Cherry Hill Road , Johnston, RI, 02919

My friend will be going to Cherry Hill Manor. It’s very clean, and the staff is very friendly. The food is excellent, and the rehab is good. He was there once before. I love the place.
My friend will be going to Cherry Hill Manor. It’s very clean, and the staff is very friendly. The food is excellent, and the rehab is good. He was there once before. I love the place.

Hallworth House

66 Benefit Street , Providence, RI, 02904

My mother was a resident for 1 month.She went there for rehab ,after 1 month stay at Miriam Hosp.She really liked the people who were there to help her return to her old self & to us.The staff was … (read more)
My mother was a resident for 1 month.She went there for rehab ,after 1 month stay at Miriam Hosp.She really liked the people who were there to help her return to her old self & to us.The staff was … (read more)

Heritage Hills Nursing Centre

80 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI, 02917

Heritage Hills was wonderful. I was completely impressed with it. Things were nice and it’s all on one floor. They were very caring and easy to communicate with. It smells good, it’s clean, and th … (read more)
Heritage Hills was wonderful. I was completely impressed with it. Things were nice and it’s all on one floor. They were very caring and easy to communicate with. It smells good, it’s clean, and th … (read more)

Jeanne Jugan Residence- Little Sisters Of The Poor

964 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, 02860

Jeanne Jugan Residence-Little Sisters of the Poor is conveniently located in the heart of Pawtucket off Interstate 95. Visitors praise this facility for its varied activities which include bingo, dail … (read more)
Jeanne Jugan Residence-Little Sisters of the Poor is conveniently located in the heart of Pawtucket off Interstate 95. Visitors praise this facility for its varied activities which include bingo, dail … (read more)

Hattie Ide Chaffee Home

200 Wampanoag Trail , Riverside, RI, 02915

My mother is at Hattie Ide Chaffee Home. I like the layout. It has a big dining room area that has a lot of windows and it’s very bright. The service so far has been good. The food and the dining area … (read more)
My mother is at Hattie Ide Chaffee Home. I like the layout. It has a big dining room area that has a lot of windows and it’s very bright. The service so far has been good. The food and the dining area … (read more)

Grandview Center

100 Chambers Street, Cumberland, RI, 02864

Mother has been in rehab and respite, staff wonderful. Rooms are nice and clean.
Mother has been in rehab and respite, staff wonderful. Rooms are nice and clean.

Saint Elizabeth Court

109 Melrose Street, Providence, RI, 02907

Saint Elizabeth Court is located in Providence, Rhode Island, just moments away from a wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafes on Elmwood and Reservoir Avenue. The facility offers temporary respi … (read more)
Saint Elizabeth Court is located in Providence, Rhode Island, just moments away from a wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafes on Elmwood and Reservoir Avenue. The facility offers temporary respi … (read more)

Grace Barker Nursing Center

54 Barker Avenue, Warren, RI, 02885

Located close to the water a convenient distance from Highway 103, the Grace Barker Nursing Center is an assisted living facility and nursing home in Warren, Rhode Island. Residents compliment the che … (read more)
Located close to the water a convenient distance from Highway 103, the Grace Barker Nursing Center is an assisted living facility and nursing home in Warren, Rhode Island. Residents compliment the che … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in East Providence, Rhode Island

A semiprivate room in an East Providence nursing home costs an average of $9,733 per month, while a private room costs $10,646.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Using monthly fees for semiprivate rooms in nursing homes as the comparison point, East Providence is a relatively expensive city, with fees being more than $2,000 above the national average. Fees in the city are also above the state average of $8,669.

Fees in the Providence area are lower than those in neighboring states, however. In Norwich, CT, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs $12,463, and fees in Hartford are even higher ($13,079). In Worcester, MA, semiprivate rooms cost $12,486, and in Barnstable Town, fees average $13,326.

$9733

Providence Area

$8669

Rhode Island

$7756

The United States

$12463

Norwich, CT

$13079

Hartford, CT

$12486

Worcester, MA

$13326

Barnstable Town, MA

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Nursing home care is just one option for seniors, albeit the most expensive. There are other options for those with different mobility, care needs or budgets. Adult day health care is the most affordable option, costing $1,636 per month on average for care in a group setting during daytime hours. Home care ($5,529) and home health care ($5,815) are aimed at seniors who live independently in their own homes but need some additional support. Assisted living averages $4,950 per month and offers accommodation, meal service and other support.

$5529

Home care

$5815

Home health care

$1636

Adult day health care

$4950

Assisted living

$9773

Nursing home (semiprivate room)

$10646

Nursing home (private room)

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in East Providence, Rhode Island

Many seniors and their families use some form of financial assistance to help them pay for nursing care. The main options available are Medicare, Medicaid, and veterans benefits. These programs can be complicated, especially when it comes to benefit terms. Below, we give a brief overview of how these programs may be used towards paying for skilled nursing care.

  • Medicare: Medicare will typically cover all skilled nursing costs for the first 20 days of one’s stay in a nursing home and a portion of the costs until day 100. After 100 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare will not cover any part of the cost of the stay. While this is adequate when short-term care is needed, those in need of long-term care will need to either pay out-of-pocket or use another source of financial assistance.
  • Medicaid: Medicaid covers most of the costs of living in a skilled nursing facility for those who qualify. Care, room, and board are covered with no time limit, but residents may be charged for extras like specially prepared food or cosmetic services. Medicaid eligibility standards are strict and complex, so not all seniors are eligible for Medicaid benefits.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans receiving a VA pension may also be eligible for the Aid and Attendance benefit administered by the VA. Aid and Attendance is a monthly allowance that beneficiaries may use to pay for their long-term care, including skilled nursing care.

If these options aren’t available to you, check if your loved one has long-term care insurance or contact your Area Agency on Aging to ask about any local financial assistance programs for seniors.

Free Resources for Seniors in East Providence, Rhode Island

The following resources may help East Providence seniors looking for support to live independently and delay the transition to a nursing home. They may also help those who need to make the transition access practical or financial support to make the move more accessible and less stressful.

ResourceContact Service
Senior Services Department

(401) 435-7800The East Providence Senior Services department supports residents aged 55 and older and those with disabilities. It helps seniors access health services, transportation, nutrition programs and other services. The department also operates the local senior center and runs partnerships with numerous community agencies to provide social and recreational activities.
Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging(401) 462-3000
The OHA is the designated state unit on aging. It advocates for older adults living in Rhode Island and promotes engagement and equity, helping seniors remain active and independent as their circumstances allow. It helps seniors with social opportunities, medical care and general lifestyle support.
Meals on Wheels of RI(401) 351-6700
Meals on Wheels of RI provides home-delivered meals for seniors unable to shop or cook for themselves. The program is run on a nonprofit basis and serves seniors across the state, including East Providence. The organization also offers pet food delivery services and congregate nutrition options for older adults.
LeadingAge RI(401) 490-7612
LeadingAge Rhode Island is a not-for-profit organization made up of a group of aging services providers, including nursing homes, day health service providers, senior housing providers and other organizations. It connects seniors to service providers and offers information and advocacy services to help people maintain a high quality of life as they age.
RI Elder Info(401) 585-0509
RI Elder Info provides resources and supports for seniors and their caregivers in East Providence and other areas of the state. It connects seniors with legal, financial and health-related support, public services, transportation and other resources. This assistance is provided free of charge.