Our Mission: Leading Change, Changing Lives

RIALA's mission is to promote choice, dignity, independence, and quality of life for seniors in Rhode Island. We represent the interests of assisted living communities through advocacy, workforce development and professional training.

For information about membership rights, please refer to the RIALA Bylaws

Advocacy and Public Policy

Duffy & Sweeney provide Government Relations Services for the association. RIALA has worked closely with Michael Ryan and Daniel Connors for many years. By working together on a host of subjects, the Duffy & Sweeney team understand the assisted living industry and the issues that affect our members. The RIALA Board meets with Mike and Dan in the fall to map out our legislative priorities for the upcoming session. Duffy & Sweeney also advance issues and monitor committee meetings throughout the year. 


RIALA is a state affiliate of Argentum and subscribes to Argentum's core principles. The principles encourage consumer choice, quality care and accessibility for all Americans needing assistance with long-term care. RIALA works closely with Argentum as a source for change within the high growth senior living industry, providing information, education, and administrative tools that enhance quality at every level. For more information: www.argentum.org  
Aregentum State Partner