Warwick, the third-largest city in the small state of Rhode Island, lies approximately 12 miles south of the state capital Providence. Warwick is home to 83,011 people as of the 2020 U.S. Census. Just over one-fifth of that population is 65 years of age or older. Two respected medical facilities, Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital, are located roughly 20 minutes away in Providence; Miriam is ranked as the top hospital in Rhode Island by U.S. News and World Report with RIH taking second place.

Nursing home care is primarily intended for older seniors who need regular medical attention and consistent health monitoring. Since this requires 24/7 support from a team of medical professionals, it’s almost always more expensive than other types of long-term care. In Warwick, a semiprivate room in a nursing home costs $10,190 per month, which is over a thousand dollars more expensive than the U.S. average for such care. If feasible, choosing home health care or assisted living instead can provide significant savings.

This guide compares the costs of nursing homes and other types of long-term care in Warwick and nearby New England cities in addition to highlighting some local resources that support Warwick’s senior population.

Directory of Nursing Homes in Warwick, RI

Sunny View Nursing Home

83 Corona Street, Warwick, RI, 02886

My brother went to Sunny View Nursing Home for rehab, they were very nice and very compassionate. It’s an older facility but it’s very, very clean and very homey. They had arts and crafts, and they ha … (read more)
My brother went to Sunny View Nursing Home for rehab, they were very nice and very compassionate. It’s an older facility but it’s very, very clean and very homey. They had arts and crafts, and they ha … (read more)

Brentwood Nursing Home

4000 Post Road , Warwick, RI, 02886

My mother was a resident at Brentwood at the end of her life. The compassionate care that she was given was truly remarkable. The staff were always available and went above and beyond to make sure we … (read more)
My mother was a resident at Brentwood at the end of her life. The compassionate care that she was given was truly remarkable. The staff were always available and went above and beyond to make sure we … (read more)

Kent Regency Center

660 Commonwealth Avenue, Warwick, RI, 02886

Conveniently located near I-295 in Warwick, Rhode Island, Kent Regency Center offers personalized care programs and a skilled nursing staff. Residents and guests appreciate the clean environment, the … (read more)
Conveniently located near I-295 in Warwick, Rhode Island, Kent Regency Center offers personalized care programs and a skilled nursing staff. Residents and guests appreciate the clean environment, the … (read more)

Greenwood Care and Rehabilitation Center

1139 Main Avenue, Warwick, RI, 02886

Very disappointed from the start. My parent spent their first 20 hours in bed which is the worst thing for someone who has had hip surgery. Then they did not have someplace to sit in their room. … (read more)
Very disappointed from the start. My parent spent their first 20 hours in bed which is the worst thing for someone who has had hip surgery. Then they did not have someplace to sit in their room. … (read more)

Avalon Nursing Home

57 Stokes Street, Warwick, RI, 02889


West Shore Health Center

109 West Shore Road , Warwick, RI, 02889


Kent Regency

660 Commonwealth Ave, Warwick, RI, 02886


West View Nursing & Rehabilitation

239 Legris Avenue, West Warwick, RI, 02893

My stay was very nice. Everyone was wonderful. Evan, my social worker has made me feel comfortable and has helped me along the way. If I had to return in the future I would.
My stay was very nice. Everyone was wonderful. Evan, my social worker has made me feel comfortable and has helped me along the way. If I had to return in the future I would.

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)

Bayview Rehabilitation at Scalabrini

860 N Quidnessett Road, North Kingstown, RI, 02852

Bayview Rehabilitation at Scalabrini is a beautiful community. It’s very clean. There are wild animals like deer that roam around and turkeys. It is very peaceful and very nice. My mother is in a doub … (read more)
Bayview Rehabilitation at Scalabrini is a beautiful community. It’s very clean. There are wild animals like deer that roam around and turkeys. It is very peaceful and very nice. My mother is in a doub … (read more)

Saint Elizabeth Assisted Living

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)

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)

Waterview Villa Inc

1275 S Broadway, East Providence, RI, 02914

I’m in a nursing home called Waterview Villa Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in East Providence. It’s for long-term care because I just got from the hospital where I spent a week in. I’ve been … (read more)
I’m in a nursing home called Waterview Villa Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in East Providence. It’s for long-term care because I just got from the hospital where I spent a week in. I’ve been … (read more)

Hattie Ide Chaffee Home

200 Wampanoag Trail , Riverside, RI, 02915

My father was not cared for at Hattie Ide Chaffee Home. He was very often dirty, and his clothes were not clean. He was not shaved, and he was left in isolation for long periods of time. They wouldn’t … (read more)
My father was not cared for at Hattie Ide Chaffee Home. He was very often dirty, and his clothes were not clean. He was not shaved, and he was left in isolation for long periods of time. They wouldn’t … (read more)

Riverview Healthcare Community

546 Main Street , Coventry, RI, 02816

We are very happy with Riverview other than the cost. It is extremely expensive. I have no complaints. They are way on top of things. Anytime anything happens there at all — even relatively minor — … (read more)
We are very happy with Riverview other than the cost. It is extremely expensive. I have no complaints. They are way on top of things. Anytime anything happens there at all — even relatively minor — … (read more)

Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

100 Borden Street , Providence, RI, 02903

Steere House was very good. My dad stayed there for a few weeks when he broke his back. They rehabilitated him and actually got his back healed. It was quite good. Everything about this place was good … (read more)
Steere House was very good. My dad stayed there for a few weeks when he broke his back. They rehabilitated him and actually got his back healed. It was quite good. Everything about this place was good … (read more)

Saint Elizabeth Home, East Greenwich

1 Saint Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, RI, 02818

Saint Elizabeth Home was on the cutting edge of nursing care to make the place feel more like home. There was a full working regular home-style kitchen in the center. If they’re doing well enough, the … (read more)
Saint Elizabeth Home was on the cutting edge of nursing care to make the place feel more like home. There was a full working regular home-style kitchen in the center. If they’re doing well enough, the … (read more)

Silver Creek Manor

7 Creek Lane, Bristol, RI, 02809

My grandfather went to the hospital for aspiration pneumonia, and he is simply recovering at Silver Creek Manor. I would give them a 7 out of a 10. It is not the greatest place, but I am very pleased … (read more)
My grandfather went to the hospital for aspiration pneumonia, and he is simply recovering at Silver Creek Manor. I would give them a 7 out of a 10. It is not the greatest place, but I am very pleased … (read more)

Cedar Crest Nursing Centre Inc

125 Scituate Avenue , Cranston, RI, 02920

The facility is very pretty, I must admit. It looks good esthetically in the main lunch room and the new area is beautiful and clean. The food swings from good, to awful in quality, but that issue c … (read more)
The facility is very pretty, I must admit. It looks good esthetically in the main lunch room and the new area is beautiful and clean. The food swings from good, to awful in quality, but that issue c … (read more)

Morgan Health Center

80 Morgan Avenue , Johnston, RI, 02919

I am beyond disgusted and disappointed with how this nursing home has handled a family member of mine. We had a family member come here from a nursing home in Warwick because my entire family lives i … (read more)
I am beyond disgusted and disappointed with how this nursing home has handled a family member of mine. We had a family member come here from a nursing home in Warwick because my entire family lives i … (read more)

Nursing Home Costs in Warwick, RI

Warwick’s average monthly price for a semiprivate room in a nursing home is $10,190. A private room is slightly more expensive at $10,798.

The Cost of Nursing Home Care in Nearby Cities

Warwick’s monthly cost for a semiprivate room in a nursing home is roughly $760 higher than the Rhode Island average of $9,429, but it’s also roughly $2,282 higher than the U.S. average of $7,908. That said, prices for nursing home care are notably above average throughout New England. In Massachusetts, Boston seniors pay $13,155 a month, and Worcester seniors pay $11,863 per month. The ceiling is higher yet in Connecticut, where Hartford residents see average costs of $13,247 a month and Norwich residents see average costs of $12,821 a month.

$10190

Warwick

$9429

Rhode Island

$7908

The United States

$13247

Hartford, CT

$12821

Norwich, CT

$11863

Worcester, MA

$13155

Boston, MA

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

Other types of long-term care are significantly cheaper than nursing homes. Adult day care costs $1,658 a month although it’s usually not feasible for seniors with significant medical issues or those who need help at all hours. Home care runs $5,720 per month with home health care slightly more expensive at $5,911 a month. Seniors who are mostly able-bodied and enjoy social experiences may find assisted living to be appealing; in Warwick, that option averages $6,063 a month.

$5720

Home Care

$5911

Home Health Care

$1658

Adult Day Health Care

$6063

Assisted Living Facility

$10190

Nursing Home (semiprivate room)

$10798

Nursing Home (private room)

Note: Data for Warwick was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Providence, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Nursing Home Care in Warwick, RI

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 Warwick, RI

The resources in the following chart help Warwick-area seniors through providing professional pro bono legal advice, delivering meals, organizing transportation to medical appointments and more. Some of these programs are provided by government agencies, and others are through independent nonprofits, but all offer their services for free or at a significantly reduced cost.

Resource

Contact

Service

(401) 274-2652

This pro bono law firm serves low-income Rhode Island residents of all ages. Its elder law practice can help seniors access the government benefits to which they're entitled, resolve disputes regarding involuntary discharge or eviction and draw up key legal documents, such as wills and more. The firm takes only civil cases.

(401) 351-6700

This nonprofit ensures that Rhode Island's homebound seniors have access to nutritious food by delivering weekday meals directly to their doorsteps. There's a small suggested donation per meal, but no financial contribution is required to participate. The organization runs a pet food program in conjunction with the home-delivered meals program.

(401) 462-0555

The state's EPS is run by the Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging. Under Rhode Island law, all state citizens are mandatory reporters of suspected elder abuse, including self-neglect. Reports may be made anonymously via the OHA's online form. 

(855) 330-9131

State residents who are at least 60 years of age and have no access to transportation qualify for low-cost curb-to-curb service to certain destinations under Rhode Island's ETP. Rides are available to medical offices, congregate meal sites and adult day care locations, among others. Rides must be scheduled 48 hours in advance, and there's a $2 copay each way.