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Below is a list of websites and phone numbers that may be of use to you. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it should help you in your search for information. Many of these links will take you to other related links, or a phone call can direct you to other information.

RI Department of Elderly Affairs
Website: www.dea.ri.gov
Phone: 401-462-3000

Information on SSI program, Medicaid waiver program, and all types of senior services

RI Department of Health
Website: www.health.ri.gov
Phone: 401-222-2231

Information on licensed nursing homes and assisted living residences

RI Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Website: www.eohhs.ri.gov
Phone: 401-462-5274

Information on services for elderly Rhode Islanders

Long Term Care Coordinating Council
Website: www.ltgov.ri.gov
Phone: 401-222-2371

Resource information about long-term care services

CareLink
Website: www.carelink-ri.com
Phone: 401-490-7610

A partnership of health and community resources in Rhode Island, including long term care, home care, and adult day services

Elder Care RI
Website: www.eldercareri.com

Information on Rhode Island nursing homes, assisted living residences, home care providers, adult day services, etc

Alliance for Better Long Term Care / Long Term Care Ombudsman
Phone: 401-785-3340
Website: www.alliancebltc.com/

Help with a resident concern or help in finding a suitable placement

Alzheimer’s Association
Website: www.alz-ri.org
Phone: 401-421-0008 or 800-244-1428

Resource site on Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias

Administration on Aging
Website: www.aoa.gov
Phone: 202-619-0724

National resource site on services and opportunities for older Americans

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Website: www.cms.hhs.gov
Phone: 877-267-2323 (toll free)

Information on Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs

Medicare
Website: www.medicare.gov
Phone: 800-633-4227

The website for Medicare information

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Website: www.nhpco.org
Phone: 800-658-8898

Information on hospice care and hospice programs

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Website: www.jcaho.org
Phone: 630-792-5000

Site for information on accredited healthcare organizations, including hospitals and nursing homes

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities
Website: www.carf.org
Phone: 520-325-1044

Another accrediting agency 

Health Information for Older Adults
http://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/index.htm

Planning Your Doctor Visit
http://nihseniorhealth.gov/talkingwithyourdoctor/planningyourdoctorvisit/01.html

Caretakers' Guide to Moving Seniors Into a Facility
http://closetbox.me/caretakers-guide-to-moving-seniors

 

 

 
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