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Charlesgate Celebrates National Assisted Living Week

September 10, 2020 — This month, Charlesgate is joining tens of thousands of assisted living communities across the country in celebrating National Assisted Living Week, which runs Sept. 13-19. Charlesgate’s theme for the weeklong celebration is “WE CARE at Charlesgate Senior Living Center.”      “This year, COVID has been an enormous, unforeseen challenge that has resulted in every person working in... Read More

Celebrating Charlesgate Heroes

June 17, 2020 — At Charlesgate, we think our staff is the greatest staff in the world. They go above and beyond every day, and we would not be able to provide quality care without them. This month, while we celebrate the 43rd Annual National Nursing Assistants Week (June 18-25), we thank all of our nursing assistants, resident assistants,... Read More

Charlesgate Helps Pioneer Intergenerational Program with Rhode Island College

December 7, 2019 — Since the beginning of time, generations have had their differences. Many baby boomers grew up having grandparents say “When I was your age …” implying that their generation led a much more challenging life than those of the grandkids. Today, many baby boomers see millennials as lazy and entitled, while many millennials see baby boomers... Read More

Living Well Through Healthy Eating

November 5, 2019 — The Rhode Island Department of Agriculture, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Department of Human Services, provides farmers market vouchers to residents of Rhode Island who are 60 and over or disabled and meet a certain income limit as part of the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The coupons are worth $15 and can be... Read More

Charlesgate’s Therapeutic Coloring Program Is Not Just for Kids

October 23, 2019 — An MSW Student’s Journey in Group Therapy at Charlesgate North Nicole Swanson, Social Work Intern I am a social work intern at Charlesgate North Apartments and Charlesgate Assisted Living getting my MSW. During my foundation year in my coursework at Simmons College in Boston, I took a class called Social Work with Groups. This class... Read More

Charlesgate Celebrates Our Team for Social Work Month

March 31, 2019 — We recently celebrated Social Work Month here at Charlesgate. We took some time to reflect and highlight the social services departments of Charlesgate Apartments, Assisted Living and Nursing Center. There are many facets of social work taking place in the continuum of care on the Charlesgate campus, and our social workers and their contribution to... Read More

Charlesgate Is Training Its Employees in Crisis Prevention

January 21, 2019 — At Charlesgate, many of our residents, including those living with chronic health conditions and memory loss, are more vulnerable than the population at large. With this vulnerability comes an increased potential for situations to arise where a resident may feel as if they are in trouble, causing them to act out in ways that may... Read More

Charlesgate Celebrates Senior Prom

July 23, 2018 — At Charlesgate Nursing Center, residents and staff are like family to each other. Many staff members do special things for residents on a daily basis, without fanfare, as part of the daily routine. But a recent event brought to light how special the relationship is. Recently, the Charlesgate activity staff hosted a prom for our... Read More

Charlesgate Gets Five-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

June 15, 2017 — Charlesgate Nursing Center proudly announces that for the second time in 2017, we have  received a five-star rating – the highest possible quality rating for nursing homes – from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The five-star rating is calculated based on state survey results, staffing, and quality measures and evaluates the quality... Read More