We are happy to announce that we are participating in this year’s 401Gives.

Donations open on 4/1/2021.  We thank you for your kind generosity!

John Clarke COVID-19 Information

In light of the current situation concerning the COVID-19 virus we are implementing the recommendations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.  Our policies include the following:

  • Visitation is on a scheduled basis including exceptions for compassionate care, such as end-of-life situations.
  • Restricting all volunteers and nonessential health care personnel.
  • Group activities are limited to small groups following all social distancing guidelines and limited communal dining.
  • Implementing active screening of residents and health care personnel for fever and respiratory symptoms.


Please call us with any questions at (401) 846-0743

The link below provides more information from the CMS.

John Clarke is Celebrating 40 Years of Caring...

We are celebrating our 40th anniversary at this location which opened in 1980. John Clarke started in 1953 on Shepard Ave in Newport led by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Brown and was home to 24 independent residents. As those residents aged and required more care there was the decision to expand capacity and include nursing care as well. This property at 600 Valley Rd was purchased and constructed and opened in 1980. We have much to be thankful for and proud of over these 40 years. The past staff and current staff have developed a high-quality Nursing and Retirement Center that is very highly regarded on Aquidneck Island and in the Baptist community in Rhode Island.

If you would like to support our ongoing efforts please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.  You generosity will go towards making a meaningful difference in the lives of very deserving people.

Short Term Rehab

Our team approach consisting of skilled nursing, physical, occupational, and speech therapists offer our short term recovery visitors the finest care to help you to return home quickly

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Retirement Living Options

Our modern one and two bedroom apartments feature fully appointed kitchens, generous sized closets, all utilities, cable television access, delicious dining options, and convenient transportation to local attractions

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We pride ourselves on the dining experience at John Clarke.  Enjoy healthy meals prepared by our team consisting of bold flavors, wholesome ingredients that delight our residents and short term guests.  Be sure to browse some of the exclusive recipes created by our creative team.


Each month there are lots of things on the calendar that our residents enjoy.  From socializing over bingo to informative talks to trips into Newport and beyond there are always activities to keep you entertained.


From our early roots in the community we are strong community tied together and share many faiths.  Our chaplain is on hand to listen, provide inspiration and counseling for everyone regardless of their faith.  Visit the Chaplain’s Corner to learn more.

Marion Morrison

We will Never Forget their Kindness and Support

After taking care at home for our parents ten years plus, with the advance of dementia, we were forced to find another path. Our family, Nine living children (one deceased), the parents and siblings were all afraid of what the future would bring. As a couple in their late 90s one will always be more needy than the other. That was our family case and probably the hardest hurdle. Our path fell into the caring, loving hands of John Clarke Retirement Center. The head social worker/nurse (Tara and Dru) and staff - after a long assimilation time, worked with our family. They learned our parents’ struggles/obstacles and we witnessed their fortitude and dedication to help us accommodate the parents' ever-changing needs. If in one phrase if I could compliment the people at JC it would be: They rolled with the changes, the uncertainty of the dementia brain, they held/embraced the sad and the laughing siblings, they supported us nonstop and put up with our parents’ oddities (including daily private dog visits). The Staff at JC - on all echelons - they got our parents and despite their tight schedules they became family to them. The sad part is that now our parents are deceased - sadder is missing that wave, that smile, that hug from the JC family in the hallways. They have become family in our hearts and our parents, and we will never forget their kindness and support when we were all so very weak and scared to follow the path that we were set on.

John Kavanagh

The Food is Delicious

The food is delicious, and employees are wonderful!!

Peter Kelley Sr.

Great Thanksgiving Experience!

They are fantastic here-not one of them all of them! I am back to driving and walking and could not have done this without them. I come back all the time to visit-these are my people.

Frederica Gallagher

Nothing But Happy Memories

I had two major medical issues and received my rehab at John Clarke. I feel like I got a second chance at life and am doing better than ever. I cannot thank the team there enough for the wonderful care and rehab.

John Bagwill

A Second Chance at Life

I have nothing but happy memories about my 11 days there. I was unable to move on arrival and was walking independently with a walker at discharge. A+!

Emily Black

Back to Driving and Walking

A big thanks to you and your crew for a great Thanksgiving experience; I don't know how you all do it so cheerfully year after year! You sure made it easy for Maureen Baker's family to have a stress-free 3-generation dinner. Randy and Denise took special care of us in the sunroom during the meal, then Sky did a family photo shoot afterwards. Somehow she managed to catch all of us at our best! (Please tell Pam my mom's hair looked awesome!) Thanks again for helping us make happy memories.

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Today was the final day of our fun filled week celebrating National Nursing Home Week. In JC fashion we celebrated full on making up for a year where we could not necessarily let lose and be together. Chris Waters and his team brought the party!! Thank you to the dietary department who cooked up a feast on the grill, our Activities staff who ensured the fun never stopped, our maintainence team for setting up and breaking down the party, the dedicated caregivers in Nursing who made sure alll the residents were dressed to impress in their best Hawaiian gear and ready to party. Each department and staff member worked together to make sure today was amazing ! We are blessed with a team of professionals who have shown up each day despite the challenges of 2020-21! We hope the party continues well beyond today! ... See MoreSee Less

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It was a perfect day!

Looks like so much fun! What a beautiful day you all had! 😊

Another great say of self care at JC for National Nursing Home Week! Today we had a visit in the courtyard from our dear friend Lori. She talked about meditation and lead us all in a yoga class. Thanks to Christina for joining us again and offering candle readings. And of course delicious food- subs and salads made by the staff!! Thanks to Lori and Christina for sharing their talents with us! ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

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Great week ..peace and love ❤️ thank love ❤️

So nice you can be outside and Enjoy the benefits of nice sunshine

Another fun day celebrating National Nursing Home Week at JC!! Reiki with Christina for the staff was a huge hit!! Dels lemonade for all and great entertainment from Bobbi B!! Let's not forget to mention delicious lasagna!! ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

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Sure miss the gang! Hopefully we'll be all together ❤!

Reiki, yes!

Looks like a lot of fun for everyone!!!

It was a great day!

Just a few pictures of the fun we have been having this week! Mother's Day party with Christine, ice cream social today and Chinese food for the staff!! Tomorrow we will be enjoying Reiki and more treats!! ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago

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Love all those smiling faces!! Looks like fun!

Looks like an awesome party, celebrating so many beautiful mother’s 🎉💖🎉

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