John Clarke Retirement Center

600 Valley Road
Middletown, RI 2842
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About John Clarke Retirement Center


The John Clarke Retirement and Nursing Center provides the comforts of home, the conveniences and spirit of a neighborhood and a wide range of on-site amenities combined with accessible health care at a surprisingly affordable cost. Dignity, compassion, and independence are the hallmarks of the care we provide. We strive to be the best in everything that we do. It is our policy to admit all residents regardless of their race, national origin, sex, gender, religion, handicap, ancestry, veteran status and/or payment source. Apartment residents receive top priority for openings in the Nursing Center. Neighboring the Residential section is the 32-room single level Nursing Center. Our skilled nursing center is licensed by Rhode Island Island Department Health and our staffing meets or exceeds state requirements including 24-hour nursing coverage. We offer physical, occupational and speech therapies to both short term and long term rehab residents. Our 60 beds accommodate all levels of care, including skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation. We offer both private rooms and semi-private rooms, and also our own unique “expandable double” rooms. These expandable double rooms have a wall between the two sides of the semi-private room that helps provide a private room feel. They also have an additional closet and storage space. The Nursing Center also offers incredible amenities to our residents such as hairdresser services, therapeutic activities, transportation to medical appointments, social work services, dietary counseling, and chaplaincy. Each resident room is both television and cable-ready. Common areas are air conditioned, and resident rooms may be air conditioned as well.


The John Clarke Retirement Center is close to beaches, shopping and other attractions of historic Newport. We are located in close proximity to Newport Hospital, Fresenius Medical Care at Newport Lifespan Hospital, and Naval Health Clinic New England.


In 1875, the construction of a Newport manor for Mr. and Mrs. Watts Sherman began. Once the Shermans had vacated, the American Baptist Churches of Rhode Island appointed the home to house members of the elderly Baptist community. From this decision, The Baptist Home of Rhode Island was put into service in 1953 and catered to the elderly until the late 1970’s. At this time, it was determined that a larger facility was required to meet the needs of the community. The Home’s board of directors envisioned a structure that would accommodate both retirees and elderly men and women who required skilled nursing. With this goal in mind, a beautiful four-acre property was purchased in scenic Middletown, RI from the John Clarke Trust. As a sign of respect to the venerable minister, The Baptist Home of Rhode Island became the John Clarke Retirement Center. Since 1980, The John Clarke Retirement Center continues to meet the needs of elders by providing 60 skilled nursing beds and 50 apartments for independent senior living. In keeping with our Baptist roots, we have a full-time, non-denominational Chaplain on staff to meet the spiritual needs of our residents.

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Clinical help

24-hour awake staff
Wound care physician
IV-infusion therapies
Peg tubes
Dietician on site
Visiting professionals
Visiting podiatrist
Visiting dentist
Doctor on call

Amenities & Features

Complimentary transportation
Activities onsite
Activities offsite
Devotional services onsite
Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Meals provided
Beautician onsite

Patients accepted

Private Pay


Languages spoken: English


Number of private rooms: 0
Number of rooms with private bath: 0
Number of rooms with shared bath: 0
Number of shared rooms: 0
Short-long term sections combined: 0

Medicare Ratings

Overall Rating: 5/5
Quality Rating: 3/5
Nurse Rating: 5/5
Staff Rating: 4/5
Survey Rating: 3/5

Medicare: By The Numbers

Issue Number
Substantiated Complaints 0
Facility Related Incidents 0
Number of Fines 0
Total Fine Amount $0
Total Number of Penalties 0

Nearby Cities

City Distance Number of Facilities
Middletown0 miles3
Newport2 miles3
South Kingstown11 miles1
North Kingstown12 miles3
Bristol12 miles2
East Greenwich13 miles1

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