Other Resources

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
Websitehttp://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: http://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: http://www.eohhs.ri.gov/
Phone: 401-462-5274

Information on services for elderly Rhode Islanders
 
Long Term Care Coordinating Council
Website: https://opengov.sos.ri.gov/
Resource information about long-term care services
 
CareLink
Website: http://www.carelinkcollaborative.org/
Phone: 401-490-7610
A partnership of health and community resources in Rhode Island, including long term care, home care, and adult day services
 
 
Alliance for Better Long Term Care / Long Term Care Ombudsman
Phone: 401-785-3340
Website: http://www.alliancebltc.com/
Help with a resident concern or help in finding a suitable placement
 
Alzheimer’s Association
Website: http://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: https://acl.gov/​
Phone: 202-619-0724
National resource site on services and opportunities for older Americans
 
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Website:http://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
 
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Website: https://www.jointcommission.org/
Phone: 630-792-5000
Site for information on accredited healthcare organizations, including hospitals and nursing homes
 
Health Information for Older Adults
http://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/index.htm​
 
National Council for Aging Care
https://www.aging.com/
 
Planning Your Doctor Visit
https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/how-prepare-doctors-appointment​
 

Caretakers' Guide to Moving Seniors into a Facility
https://www.closetbox.com/resources/caretakers-guide-to-moving-seniors/