Continuing our tradition of caring

Nursing Services:
We pride ourselves in providing the highest possible quality of Nursing Care to all our residents.

We offer an interdisciplinary, holistic approach, addressing the unique medical, psychosocial, nutritional and spiritual needs of our residents. Our staff prides itself on the loving care they give to our residents. Our goal is to be able to manageany qualified resident in our community requiring short or long term care. When you want something better in nursing home care, we go the extra smile... Call us when you need us.

Social Services:
We believe that in order to care for our residents, we must care not only for their physical needs, but their emotional needs as well. Our Social Workers are highly trained professionals working to meet those needs.

Nutritional Services:
Our dietary staff provides our residents with creative, high qulaity, appealing meals regardless of edietary needs and restrictions.

Winner of the 2000 Pasta Challenge "Best Red Sauce"

Winner of the 1998 Pasta Challenge "Most Creative Pasta" and "Silver Fork Award"

Winner of the "Most Innovative Pastry Contest" at the Harvest Festival

Residential Activities:
Challenging individual and group activities are offered to all of our residents. We encourage all residents to participate in activities. Whether it is exercise, meditation, computer, billiards or models. There is something for everyone! If you like Prom Parties or English Bells... We have them too. Or if you want to travel, there are trains to the zoo, llama farm, Southland Cruise or just attend a local buffet.

Staff Translators:
We hav emany staff members who can communicate with your loved one in the following languages: Creole, CUban, French, German, Haitian, Italian, Jollof, Philippine, Portuguese and Spanish.

Residents are encouraged to maintain an independent lifestyle. We promote that all residents attain the highest possible level of functioning. We encourage family, friends and community to play an active role in the care of our residents.

Bannister is small enough to provide residents with the personal attention that they may need, yet large enough to offer an array of social and recreational activities. Dedicated to providing quality care to our residents...

We offer short and long term placement with specialized services that include:

Mental Health Skilled Nursing
Oncology HIV/AIDS

We are Medicare and Medicaid certified. You can review us at

Amerca's Top Nursing Home 2003 and 2004 - Consumer Research Council of America

Pillar Award - Dedication and Commitment to housing elderly - West Elmwood Housing Development 2003

Rhode Island Association of Facilities and Services for the Aging(RIAFSA)
Rhode Island Health Care Association, Associate Member (RIHCA)
American College of Health Care Administrators(ACHCA)

Convenient Location:
Providence is the renaissance city. One half mile from down city, on the RIPTA bus line and acccessible from route 95 at exit 21. We are close to the Mall, hotels and fine restaurants. We provide transportation to the local hospitals, clinics, physician's offices and much more.
To learn more about this unique facility and its amazing history, or to schedule a tour, please feel free to call and talk to our Admissions Coordinator

Deborah Ferrara at(401)521-9600

Bannister House, Inc.

135 Dodge Street Providence, Rhode Island 02907


©Bannister House 2004
A non-Profit Skilled Nursing Facility since 1890