Resources for Older Rhode Islanders

Below is a list of websites and phone numbers that 

may be of use to you. 

Alzheimer’s Association
Phone: 401-421-0008; 800-244-1428 

Resource site on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. 

Administration on Aging
Phone: 202-619-0724 

National resource site on services and opportunities for older Americans.

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
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
Phone: 630-792-5000 

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

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities
Phone: 520-325-1044 

Another accrediting agency.

The Conversation Project


Phone:  616-301-4868

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

Long Term Care Coordinating Council
Phone: 401-222-2371 

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.

Phone: 800-633-4227 

The website for Medicare information.


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Phone: 800-658-8898 

Information on hospice care and hospice programs.


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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
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
Phone: 401-222-2231 

Information on licensed nursing homes and assisted living residences.

RI Department of Human Services
Phone: 401-462-5000 

Information on services for elderly Rhode Islanders. 

Sojourner House
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. 

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