Nursing Homes in Rhode Island- Monthly Analysis & Key Metrics

Data as of February 11, 2024

Reviewed by Richard Saunders

The State Level Skilled Nursing Home Analysis Report

Recently, the Biden administration announced a goal of improving nursing home care, as highlighted in several important announcements (see the initial announcement and a subsequent announcement). While this is a commendable goal, it is not entirely clear what the best approach is for achieving it. Proposing minimum staffing levels for all nursing homes simplifies a complicated issue. Nursing Homes address a wide range of resident needs, from short-term rehabilitation to long-term care to dementia and memory issues, that require different levels of care. It also fails to address a national staffing shortage that will likely only worsen.

At NursingHomeDatabase.com, we believe that one critical element of any improvement effort is to have access to good, clear data and analysis that can help everyone understand the current state of affairs, identify trends, and track progress over time. To this end, we have built this series of reports that will try to illuminate the key metrics of nursing home performance for each state. Our reports are designed to provide valuable insights and inform policymakers, healthcare providers, and families who are interested in nursing home care.

The analysis for the state level report cards of nursing home care is primarily derived from data that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ("CMS") provides. CMS publishes weekly data about nursing home occupancy and COVID-19 infections and publishes monthly reports with ratings, staffing levels, and deficiencies.

Summary Analysis of Nursing Homes in Rhode Island- The 10,000 foot view

Updated on February 11, 2024

According to the latest data compiled by NursingHomeDatabase.com, Rhode Island has a total of 74 active skilled nursing facilities and 8,101 beds. Based on the US Census estimates for the population of 1,093,734, the current total bed count represents one bed for every 135.01 persons in Rhode Island. There were 6,924 residents as February 11, 2024 for a state wide occupancy level of 85.47 percent. (Note that the home count is based on monthly data provided by CMS and the number of beds and the occupancy numbers are based on weekly data. There is a minor number of homes that do not report their data weekly.)

According to the monthly data, Rhode Island has added 0 new beds and lost 177 existing beds over the past year.

The Biden Administration has announced that it wants to regulate minimum nursing home staffing levels. They have proposed minimums of .55 hours of care per resident per day from registered nurses (RNs) and 2.45 hours of care per resident per day certified nursing aids (CNAs). These are the current level amount of hours per resident per day of care for Rhode Island and a comparison to national averages.

Staffing Levels State National
Registered Nurse (RN) 0.77 0.65
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) 2.35 2.26
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 0.45 0.88
All Staff 3.58 3.79

Detailed analysis pages for the largest cities in Rhode Island:

COVID-19 Infections in Rhode Island Nursing Homes

While COVID-19 infections and deaths are down significantly from late 2020 and 2021, the number of infections and deaths continues to be monitored. For nursing homes in Rhode Island there were a total of 65 new cases and 65 new deaths among residents for the week ending February 11, 2024. The chart below shows COVID-19 activity for the past year.

New and Lost Nursing Homes in Rhode Island

No new homes were reported by CMS over the past twelve months.

Rhode Island lost 2 skilled nursing facilities and 177 beds over the past year. Below is list of the lost facilities:

Facility Number of Beds
Elderwood at Riverside 57
Charlesgate Nursing Center 120

This data is based on homes reported by CMS. Additional homes may have opened or closed but are not yet in the dataset.

Occupancy Percentages for Rhode Island Nursing Homes

The chart below shows the overall occupancy for nursing home beds in Rhode Island. Occupancies levels for individual facilities will differ and can be found on the detail page for the specific nursing home.

Best and Worst Nursing Homes in Rhode Island

The list below shows the best skilled nursing facilities in Rhode Island based on their most recent weighted average inspection score. Some nursing homes may have higher overall 5-star ratings than the homes on this list. We feel that the health inspection score is the best indicator of current operations. It changes quicker than the overall rating.

Facility Rating
John Clarke Retirement Center The
600 VALLEY ROAD
MIDDLETOWN, RI
6.00
South Kingstown Nursing and Rehab Ctr
2115 SOUTH COUNTY TRAIL
WEST KINGSTON, RI
16.67
Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
70 HARRISON AVENUE
NEWPORT, RI
16.67
Jeanne Jugan Residence
964 MAIN STREET
PAWTUCKET, RI
17.33
Eastgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
198 WATERMAN AVENUE
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI
17.33
Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
14 ROCK AVENUE
PASCOAG, RI
17.33
Hattie Ide Chaffee Home
200 WAMPANOAG TRAIL
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI
17.33
Tockwotton On The Waterfront
500 WATERFRONT DRIVE
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI
18.67
Roberts Health Centre Inc
25 ROBERTS WAY
NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI
18.67
Bayberry Commons
181 DAVIS DRIVE
PASCOAG, RI
22.00

The list below shows the worst skilled nursing facilities in Rhode Island based on their most recent weighted average inspection score.

Facility Rating
Pawtucket Falls Healthcare Center
70 GILL AVENUE
PAWTUCKET, RI
323.33
Berkshire Place
455 DOUGLAS AVENUE
PROVIDENCE, RI
292.83
Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center
4 ST JOSEPH STREET
WOONSOCKET, RI
292.83
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Orchard View Manor
135 TRIPPS LANE
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI
292.67
Elmhurst Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
50 MAUDE STREET
PROVIDENCE, RI
274.67
Rating Not Available
Oak Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center
544 PLEASANT STREET
PAWTUCKET, RI
239.83
Lincolnwood Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center
610 SMITHFIELD ROAD
NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI
229.33
Grand Islander Center
333 GREEN END AVENUE
MIDDLETOWN, RI
209.17
Woonsocket Health Centre
262 POPLAR STREET
WOONSOCKET, RI
203.67
Greenville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
735 PUTNAM PIKE
GREENVILLE, RI
182.33
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Skilled Nursing Homes in Rhode Island Compared to Nationwide

We have compared Rhode Island nursing homes to the nationwide average on several metrics. Rhode Island performed better than the national average on several metrics and worse on other metrics.

Cycle 1 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 10.00 Higher
Cycle 1 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 1.60 Lower
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 9.70 Higher
Cycle 2 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 0.20 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Health Deficiencies 6.80 Lower
Cycle 3 Total Number Of Fire Safety Deficiencies 0.50 Lower
Average Number Of Residents Per Day 92.40 Higher
Reported Nurse Aide Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 2.35 Higher
Reported Lpn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.45 Lower
Reported Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.77 Higher
Reported Licensed Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 1.23 Lower
Reported Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.58 Lower
Total Number Of Nurse Staff Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 3.12 Lower
Registered Nurse Hours Per Resident Per Day On The Weekend 0.54 Higher
Reported Physical Therapist Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.06 Lower
Total Nursing Staff Turnover 50.30 Lower
Registered Nurse Turnover 45.00 Lower
Number Of Administrators Who Have Left The Nursing Home 0.50 Lower
Case-mix Rn Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 0.37 Lower
Case-mix Total Nurse Staffing Hours Per Resident Per Day 3.09 Lower
Number Of Fines 3.10 Higher
Fine Amount In Dollars 70,141.00 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Need For Help With Daily Activities Has Increased 16.45 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Lose Too Much Weight 5.39 Lower
Percentage Of Low Risk Long Stay Residents Who Lose Control Of Their Bowels Or Bladder 45.81 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Catheter Inserted And Left In Their Bladder 0.90 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents With A Urinary Tract Infection 2.62 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms 5.63 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Were Physically Restrained 0.04 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Experiencing One Or More Falls With Major Injury 3.71 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 91.18 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antipsychotic Medication 19.88 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Pneumococcal Vaccine 72.46 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Newly Received An Antipsychotic Medication 2.04 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Whose Ability To Move Independently Worsened 18.48 Higher
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Who Received An Antianxiety Or Hypnotic Medication 14.89 Lower
Percentage Of High Risk Long Stay Residents With Pressure Ulcers 7.08 Lower
Percentage Of Long Stay Residents Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 95.68 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Made Improvements In Function 79.61 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Assessed And Appropriately Given The Seasonal Influenza Vaccine 75.45 Lower
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Were Rehospitalized After A Nursing Home Admission 24.21 Higher
Percentage Of Short Stay Residents Who Had An Outpatient Emergency Department Visit 16.33 Higher
Number Of Hospitalizations Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.23 Lower
Number Of Outpatient Emergency Department Visits Per 1000 Long-stay Resident Days 1.03 Lower