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
RI Department of Human Services
Information about long term care services relating to Medicaid
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
RI Department of Health
For lists of licensed health care providers and rating services
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.
For information about qualifying for Medicaid to pay for skilled nursing care
Social Security Administration
Online services, apply for benefits, local office finder, news, information.
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
Administration on Aging
Federal agency that publishes consumer guides
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
Rhode Island Chapter:
Family Caregiver Alliance
Information,support and advocacy
FirstGov for seniors
Online government resources, including information on consumer protection, education, health, legal, finances and retirement. Also includes links to other government agencies.
Meals on Wheels program
Provides information about home delivered meals for frail seniors.
Well Spouse Foundation
A national, nonprofit membership organization that gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled.