Assisted Living in Pawtucket, RI
Pawtucket is a city in Rhode Island with a population of just over 72,000 inhabitants and seniors of 65 and over constitute 13% of that number. The city experiences warm summers and cold, snowy winters with temperatures that range from 21°F to 82°F, making it one of Rhode Island’s warmer cities. There are typically four warmer months in the year, with the warmest being June, August and September. Pawtucket also has a thriving arts community with the hub of its art and culture located in a repurposed mill housing a theater, a comedy club and a collaborative arts group. It’s also home to McCoy Stadium where the Pawtucket Red Sox, an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, played for many decades.
The average monthly cost of assisted living in Pawtucket is $4,950, although prices vary depending on the location, amenities and services that are offered by assisted living communities.
Paying for Assisted Living in Pawtucket, RI
The Cost of Assisted Living in Pawtucket
The cost of assisted living care in Pawtucket is $4,950, the same as Rhode Island’s average cost. Massachusetts, Rhode Island’s northern neighbor, has one of the region’s higher assisted living costs of $6,085 per month. Connecticut has the area’s second-highest care cost of $6,300 next to New Hampshire and New Jersey at $6,650, while New York state has the region’s lowest assisted living median of $4,800.
Pawtucket has one of the lowest costs of assisted living in the region, with the surrounding states being much higher. Boston costs over $1,000 more than Pawtucket, while Springfield, Massachusetts, and Hartford, Connecticut, have very similar assisted living costs, at $5,750 and $5,753 respectively — about $800 more. Bridgeport, Connecticut, has the area’s highest care cost of $7,838 monthly.
Note: Data for Pawtucket was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Providence, was used instead.
Pawtucket Assisted Living Financial Assistance
Rhode Island has a SSI Enhanced Assisted Living Program that offers financial assistance to those who qualify for supplemental social security income. Seniors have to be assessed to determine whether they require the level of care that an assisted living community provides. Medicaid’s Neighborhood Health Plan also pays up to $1,580 per month for assisted living costs. Although this amount is significantly lower than average assisted living costs, there are assisted living communities that agree to accept this lesser amount.
Pawtucket Assisted Living Resources
|Leon Mathieu Senior Center||(401) 728-7582||The center provides seniors with information and offers assistance with benefits, as well as health and aging programs for those of 60 years and over. It strives to identify seniors and offer them a secure and nurturing environment from which to access resources available on a local, state and federal level. The center is also an advocate for the rights and well-being of seniors.|
|Pawtucket Police Department||(401) 727-9100||The Pawtucket Police Department appoints an officer as the department’s elderly affairs officer and advocate. The officer identifies senior citizens that may require social services and provides assistance with senior issues such as neglect, dementia and elder abuse. Several officers also work in collaboration with the City of Pawtucket Division of Senior Services, the Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging, and the East Bay Community Action Program.|
|Office of Healthy Aging||(401) 462-3000||The Office of Healthy Aging is Rhode Island’s designated state unit on aging and advocates for older residents of Rhode Island. These offices work to empower seniors and guide them to information and resources that will see that they are empowered. It advocates for laws that protect senior rights and works with law enforcement, investigating claims of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. Its long-term care ombudsman advocates for residents in care communities, and its team can assist in preventing and reporting cases of health care fraud and abuse.|
|East Bay Community Action Program||(401) 435-7876||This program offers assistance with long-term care, Medicaid applications and provides case management services to seniors in the community or in long-term care facilities. It also offers short-term case management to those that have been referred from the Division of Elderly Affairs Protective Services Unit. It strives to assist with urgent cases and help clients access community services.|
|Rhode Island Department on Aging and Elder Services||(401) 462-4000||Rhode Island Department on Aging and Elder Services’ Area Agencies on Aging offer assistance with a wide range of services including senior benefit programs, social security, Medicare and eligibility for low income senior programs. These include community services, transportation, prescription drug and healthy aging programs, senior activities, support groups and volunteering.|
Pawtucket Assisted Living Laws and Regulations
Pawtucket assisted living communities must comply with state laws and regulations set by the Rhode Island Department of Health around health and safety standards, staffing, medication administration and accommodations. Visit our Assisted Living in Rhode Island page to learn more about these laws and regulations.