Below is a list of websites and phone numbers that may be of use to you.
Phone: 401-421-0008; 800-244-1428
Resource site on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Administration on Aging
National resource site on services and opportunities for older Americans.
A partnership of health and community resources in Rhode Island, including long term care, home care, and adult day services.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Phone: 877-267-2323 (toll free)
Information on Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs.
Elder Care RI
Information on Rhode Island nursing homes, assisted living residences, home care providers, adult day services, etc.
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Site for information on accredited healthcare organizations, including hospitals and nursing homes.
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities
Another accrediting agency.
The Conversation Project
Dedicated to helping people talk about their end-of-life care.
Long Term Care Coordinating Council
Resource information about long term care services.
Long Term Care Ombudsman
Phone: 401-785-3340; 888-351-0808
Help with a resident concern or assistance in finding a suitable placement.
The website for Medicare information. It also has a very helpful section called “Find Care,” with guides to home health services, nursing homes, and other types of long-term care providers, and each includes quality and patient survey ratings. The sections on nursing homes and home health services include links to tips as well as checklists and additional information as you scroll through the section.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Information on hospice care and hospice programs.
Main Call/Walk-In Center: United Way of Rhode Island, 50 Valley Street,
Providence, RI 02909
Phone: 401-462-4444 or 402-462-4445 TTY
Rhode Island Aging and Disability Resource Center hotline, provides information specific to services and programs for elders, persons with disabilities and caregivers.
RI Office of Healthy Aging
Phone: 401-462-3000; 401-462-0740 TTY
Information on SSI program, Medicaid waiver program, and all types of senior services; publishes Pocket Manual of Elder Services. Reporting of elderly abuse or self-neglect.
RI Department of Health
Information on licensed nursing homes and assisted living residences.
RI Department of Human Services
Information on services for elderly Rhode Islanders.
St. Elizabeth Haven for Elder Justice
Phone: 401-739-2844, X36
A program within St. Elizabeth Community that offers a safe place for an elderly victim of abuse to stay for a short period of time.
Resource for information on elder safety and domestic abuse prevention.
Because resources change frequently, please verify any information before acting on it.