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The Senior Agenda Coalition
70 Bath St.
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: (401) 952-6527(c)

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; 1-800-272-3900
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.
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.

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.

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.
Website:  www.adrc.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.gov
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.