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Navigating the world of elder care can be difficult. Use these links to find information on issues important to you:

RI Department of Elderly Affairs

General information on issues pertaining to seniors and resources
dea.ri.gov

RI Department of Human Services

Information about long term care services relating to Medicaid
dhs.ri.gov

Department of Health & Human Services (Federal)

Contains a health information library, caregiver section, health care services and systems information and a directory of organizations, including government agencies, clearinghouses, non-profits and universities
healthfinder.gov

RI Department of Health

For lists of licensed health care providers and rating services
health.state.ri.us

Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care

The Partnership” is the state-wide trade association of organizations and individuals who provide or promote health care and supportive services in the home.
riphc.org

Medicaid

For information about qualifying for Medicaid to pay for skilled nursing care
cms.hhs.gov/home/medicaid.asp

Social Security Administration

Online services, apply for benefits, local office finder, news, information.
ssa.gov

AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole
aarp.org

Administration on Aging

Federal agency that publishes consumer guides
aoa.org

Alzheimer’s Association

This association is dedicated to finding preventions, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s. Provides info care consultations and support services. Also, find local chapters here
alz.org

Rhode Island Chapter:

alz.org/ri

Family Caregiver Alliance

Information,support and advocacy
caregiver.org

FirstGov for seniors

Online government resources, including information on consumer protection, education, health, legal, finances and retirement. Also includes links to other government agencies.
seniors.gov

Meals on Wheels program

Provides information about home delivered meals for frail seniors.
mowaa.org/

Well Spouse Foundation

A national, nonprofit membership organization that gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.
wellspouse.org