Darlington Assisted Living is a lovely assisted living community in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. It is within dynamic Providence County which is part of the Ocean State.
Just because you need a little help with daily activities doesn’t have to mean living in an institution –Darlington Assisted Living is the exact opposite. It’s an historic Victorian home where residents live as independently as possible in a safe environment with just a helping hand when needed, whether that means remembering medications or staying safe in the shower.
From the welcoming sitting area and coffee station just inside the front door, to the open and airy great room, to the backyard patio and garden, Darlington is a carefree atmosphere where all your needs are met and the worries of maintaining a home are gone. It’s three homemade meals a day that you didn’t have to cook. It’s housekeeping and laundry service as if you were on vacation. It’s living with your peers and socializing with interesting and frequent activities – you choose how much you want to take part in.
Darlington offers a well-rounded therapeutic environment that responds to all needs: intellectual, physical, spiritual and social. Our sense of balance extends to our resident composition as well. We strive to ensure a harmonious environment through a comprehensive intake process that ensures each new resident or roommate is a good fit.
And because of our size (our capacity is just 38!) each resident becomes a part of our family. With a low resident to staff ratio, personal care and attention from long-term, trained professionals is one of our trademarks.
At Darlington, we tailor services to many levels of ability, especially those who may need more attention or more care than at most other assisted living facilities. Our services help residents maintain and improve their health and level of function with dignity, encouraging them to be as independent as possible in a supportive environment. Our trained staff is here 24/7 to ensure the complete safety of all our residents.
We create an individual plan of care for each resident, tailored to their needs and adapted day to day as needed. They’re also reviewed and updated annually by our attending physician. Our medical oversight includes CNAs and Med Techs on staff to obtain, prepare and administer medications and we have two pharmacies who will deliver anytime. Onsite rehabilitative services include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy, and podiatry visits twice a month. In addition, mobile X-ray, ultrasounds, and EKGs can be arranged as needed, even in the middle of the night for emergencies. We also advocate for our residents with their physician’s office, making appointments and ensuring transportation.
In addition to excellent clinical care, we don’t charge for services a la carte; here everything is included and we do whatever it takes to make residents and families comfortable. Services include:
- Medication assistance
- Assistance with bathing/showering
- Assistance with personal hygiene/dressing
- Restaurant Style Dining
- Activities and Exercise
- A wide range of Amenities
We work hard to maintain a fresh, versatile and vibrant activities calendar that suits the needs and interests of all our residents. From popcorn and a movie night to once a month spa days with hand massages, our activities encourage socialization to the level each resident prefers, while allowing for quiet time to read a book or finish a puzzle if they wish. Some of our ongoing activities include:
- Pet therapy
- Tai chi
- Seated tap dancing
- Birthday celebrations with entertainment.
- Religious services every other Sunday and rosary every Monday
- Spa days
- Walking club
- Paw Sox trips