Resources for Older Rhode Islanders

Below is a list of websites and phone numbers that 

may be of use to you. 


Alzheimer’s Association
Website:  www.alz.org/ri
Phone: 401-421-0008; 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.


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.


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

Information on Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs.


Elder Care RI
Website: www.eldercareri.com

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


Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Website: www.jointcommission.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.


The Conversation Project

Website:  www.theconversationproject.org

Phone:  616-301-4868

Dedicated to helping people talk about their end-of-life care. 


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

Resource information about long term care services.


Long Term Care Ombudsman
Website: www.alliancebltc.com

Phone: 401-785-3340; 888-351-0808 

Help with a resident concern or assistance in finding a suitable placement.


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.


THE POINT 

Website: www.ardc.ohhs.ri.gov/

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 Division of Elderly Affairs
Website: www.dea.ri.gov
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. 


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

Information on licensed nursing homes and assisted living residences.


RI Department of Human Services
Website: www.dhs.ri.us
Phone: 401-462-5000 

Information on services for elderly Rhode Islanders. 


Sojourner House
Website: www.sojournerri.org
Phone: 401-861-6191 

Resource for information on elder safety and domestic abuse prevention.


Because resources change frequently, please verify any information before acting on it.