COVID-19 Updates

Due to the increasing concerns with the potential spread of COVID-19, BallouLife Communities has implemented a “No Visitor” policy until further notice, in addition to implementing many other precautions to protect the health & safety of our residents and employees. Please see the Ballou Home Facebook page for details and/or updates. Thank you for joining us in doing your part to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

You can also find additional information on our COVID-19 Information Page.

Welcome to Ballou Home for the Aged

Living Life to the Fullest!

At BallouLife Communities, we believe that our older adults should lead a purposeful life. We accomplish this in many ways. Our Life Enrichment department schedules various activities that involve individuals at all stages of life, considering individual strengths and limitations. Our dining experience is a time for socializing with friends and enjoying exquisite and nutritious cuisine. Our nicely appointed chapel is a wonderful place for spiritual growth, to worship, reflect, and praise. Our impeccably kept, gardens with benches and gazebo serve as a perfect respite with family and friends. Other services that help our older adults live a full life include a library, hair salon, internet café with visual assistive technology, and transportation to medical appointments.

U.S. News & World Report Includes Ballou Home in Best Nursing Homes 2020-21

U.S. News & World Report Includes Ballou Home in Best Nursing Homes 2020-21

Ballou Home has earned Best Nursing Homes status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating, for both Short Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care.

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What Drives Us

Our Mission

To provide exceptional person-centered care for our residents and their families, while promoting quality of life, and embracing the dignity of each individual in a safe, nurturing, and respectful community.


Accommodations We Provide

Skilled Nursing

Our compassionate and highly experienced nursing staff provides 24/7 personal care to our residents against a backdrop of love, respect, and dignity.


Occupational, Physical, or Speech Therapy. Recuperation after a hospital stay. Whatever your needs, we can help.

Memory Care

We offer an integrated and secure environment where memory-loss residents lead their daily lives alongside residents with no cognitive impairment, believing that such an approach enriches the lives of both groups.


Hospice care is provided in collaboration with Beacon Hospice, RI. Services and supports are extended to the entire family, including counseling upon the patient’s passing.

About Us

About BallouLife

Ballou Home for the Aged is a century-old skilled nursing facility and rehabilitation center. Its 43-bed facility gives it its uniqueness. Because we are small, we can give personal care to each resident. The Home is set atop a hill in Woonsocket, surrounded by plush and well-kept gardens. Numerous resident activities abound, all supporting our belief that persons of all ages should lead a purposeful life. Our signature programs are those that involve the arts. Evidence has shown that activities in the arts among older adults have a profound effect on their well-being.

Ballou Home for the Aged is a duly incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, operated by a board of directors who sets policy and an Executive Director and staff that is responsible for the day to day operations of the Home. Ballou Home is licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Health and operates within the regulations set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It accepts Medicaid, Medicare, private pay, and other third-party insurances.

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Support BallouLife Communities


Donations are very important and very much appreciated as the gap widens between third party payments and the real cost of caring for an older adult. Any amount, large or small, is graciously accepted.


Volunteers are needed in a variety of areas. Do you have a hobby that you’d like to share with older adults? Or, do you just want to “chat” with a resident? Your “companionship” will be very much appreciated.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.
Get In Touch

Contact us Anytime!

There are ample opportunities to contact us on this website. Or you may call us if you have any questions or wish to schedule a private tour of our facilities. The important thing is to start the conversation and for you to learn all you can about Ballou Home. We are here to help you find the answers to your questions and to provide you with the information you seek.