Elmhurst Extended Care provides assisted living, nursing home and alzheimer's care services to residents in Providence, Rhode Island (RI).

An Eldercare Community

Elmhurst Extended Care has three floors — we call them neighborhoods — with each specializing in a particular type of care. On these three neighborhoods, you will find the elders and caregivers who make up the caring community that is Elmhurst Extended Care.

  • Willow Bend

    Willow Bend (for Short Term Rehabilitative Care) is a caring community designed for individuals who are recovering from surgery or suffering an illness and need rehabilitative care.

    Learn More about Short Term Rehabilitative Care

  • Maple Spring

    Maple Spring (for Long Term/Nursing Home Care) is a caring community designed for those in need of continuous, long-term care.

    Learn More about Nursing Home care

  • Cedar Winds

    Cedar Winds (for Alzheimer's/Dementia/Memory Care) is a caring community designed for individuals who need continuous, long-term care but who also require special attention because they are experiencing mild or moderate symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.

    Learn More about Alzheimer's care

The Offer of Elmhurst

We offer you a community where life is meaningful, where compassion, warmth and respect are abundant, and where care giving comes from the heart.

We offer you comfort, where you can be yourself, where life stories are treasured, and where nature is a constant companion.

We offer you a home, where every individual is valued, where you can engage in living each day, and where we feel privileged to share your life.

We offer you our commitment, that we will treat you as family, May we enrich each other's lives.

Different levels of care are available in each of our 3 communities:

Wisdoms of the Elders

The King of Elmhurst

News & Upcoming Events

April 2015

Elmhurst Extended Care recently underwent a highly successful annual survey from the Department of Health, which declared Elmhurst deficiency-free. Read more

April 2015
WW II veteran from Elmhurst taking part in Honor Flight to Washington, DC Read more

February 2015
Elmhurst Extended Care is engaged in a program new to Rhode Island that uses music to restore joy and coherence to the lives of elders, primarily those living with dementia. Read more

October 2014
Elmhurst Extended Care recently held a celebration for the 11 centenarians living at Elmhurst. Read more

October 2014
Richard Gamache, Vice-President of Extended Care for CharterCARE Health Partners, has been named President of the Board of Directors of the Eden Alternative, an international, non-profit organization dedicated to creating quality of life for Elders and their care partners, wherever they may live. Read more

October 2014
Follow CharterCARE and affiliates on social media. Read more

September 2014
Kerri Ann Cerra, RN, BSN, NHA, has been named Director of Nursing at Elmhurst Extended Care. Read more.

Elmhurst Extended Care and its revolutionary culture change was the focus of a recent feature on Rhode Island National Public Radio. Elmhurst is Rhode Island’s only Eden Alternative facility, which means elders have greater choice and are active members of a vibrant community. Elmhurst elder Natalie Blais, pictured here with caregiver Maribel Almanzar, was also interviewed for the feature. To hear the story, click here: http://ripr.org/post/changing-culture-nursing-homes

August 2014
Throughout the week of August 4, Elmhurst Extended Care was again the host for Kamp Kalimos, bringing together children and elders for a week of fun and learning. Read more

July 2014

Elmhurst Extended Care has entered into a new contract with United Healthcare, enabling patients with United to access the care available at Elmhurst. Read more

June 2014
Continuing its commitment to the Eden Alternative, Elmhurst Extended Care held Eden Alternative Associate training for 14 staff members over three days in June. Read more

May 2014
n May, Richard Gamache joined with a group of recognized leaders in elder care innovation on a national AARP-sponsored tour inviting people to reimagine what it means to grow older. Read more

April 2014
The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored Richard Gamache, Gamache, Vice President of Extended Care Services for CharterCARE Health Partners and administrator of Elmhurst Extended Care, with the 2014 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. Read more

February 2014
Elmhurst Extended Care has been recognized as a 2013 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through improved quality care. The award is one of three distinctions possible through the National Quality Award program, presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Read more

December 2013
Elder care is one of CharterCARE’s primary areas of focus. Today’s Providence Journal contains a thought-provoking column by Richard E. Gamache, Vice President, Extended Care, CharterCARE Health Partners and Administrator, Elmhurst Extended Care. Read more

November 2013
Emily C. Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, has been named Director of Rehabilitation Services for Elmhurst Extended Care. Read more

November 2013
Janet Doyle from Elmhurst recognized at symposium
Janet Doyle from Elmhurst Extended Care was recognized with an “Honorable Mention” award at the RI Generations Annual Symposium held at the Crowne Plaza on November 11. Read more

August 2013
Dr. W. Vincent Perrelli named medical director at Elmhurst Extended Care
Vincent Perrelli, MD, CMD, is joining Elmhurst Extended Care as medical director. A board-certified geriatrician, Dr. Perrelli has served for more than 10 years as the Director of Geriatric Outreach Services at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. He previously held the positions of Director of the Geriatric Center at Waltham Hospital and Director of Primary Care and Geriatrics Services at Westborough State Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed residencies at Boston City Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. Dr. Perrelli has held a number of teaching positions including Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

January 2013
Transitional Care Pavilion at Elmhurst Now Open
Your surgery was a success. You don’t need further hospital care but you’re not quite ready to go home...Read More


  • March 2012
  • Four associates from Elmhurst Extended Care have been named as certified Eden mentors at Elmhurst Extended Care. . . Read More

  • January 2012
  • Elmhurst Extended Care has become the first long-term care facility to achieve Milestone 2, a set of specific personal, organizational and physical transformations prescribed by the Eden Alternative. . . Read More

Awards & Accolades

  • 2011 Rhode Island Health Care Association Distinguished Service Awards Indira Hernandez, CNA (Distinguished Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year) Janet Somerville (Therapy Resources Management Spirit Award)
  • Cheryl Fitzgerald, MSN, ANP-C, GNP-C, Director of Clinical Services, received the 2011 State Excellence Award from the National Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2010 Rhode Island Health Care Associations Distinguished Service Awards Salla Fall, CNA (Distinguished Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year) Deborah Lambert, RN (Long Term Care Nurse of the Year Award) Heather Siravo (Therapy Resources Management Spirit Award)
Eden Alternative

We're proud to be the only Eden-certified community in Rhode Island!

Too often elders living in a nursing home suffer from 3 plagues identified by the founders of the Eden Alternative - loneliness, helplessness and boredom. The Eden philosophy is designed to change this situation by putting the “home” back into nursing home. Learn More About The Eden Alternative.