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Advance Directives

Caring Connections Advance Directives Forms Library

Source: Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Description:

Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. As a public service, Care Connections provides free online access to advance health care planning information and forms for Rhode Island and the other forty-nine states.

Advocacy

Senior Agenda Coalition of R.I. website

Source: Senior Agenda Coalition of Rhode Island

Description:

A website offering a wide range of current information and resources for Rhode Island seniors. The Senior Agenda Coalition is collaboration of activists and groups committed to education and other programs and services that improve and sustain quality of life for Rhode Island's elders.

Alzheimer's Resources

Alzheimer's Association, Rhode Island Chapter website

Source: Alzheimer''s Association, Rhode Island Chapter

Description:

News, information, and resources relating to Alzheimer's care and support for caregivers in Rhode Island.


alzheimers.gov website

Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Description:

This website is a great starting point for learning more about Alzheimer's Disease, treatment and care options, and resources available to families and caregivers.

Caregiver Resources

Rhode Island Guide for Caregivers

Source: Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Description:

This informative, 30-page guide for caregivers covers basic information all caregivers should have. It also includes helpful resources and links on financial matters, advance directives, legal documents, and preparing for possible emergency situations.

Financial Questions

City of Providence Senior Services webpage

Source: City of Providence, R.I.

Description:

Information and resources of interest to seniors living in the city of Providence. Includes nursing home checklist, tax forms, and senior home repair loan application form.


Rhode Island SHIP (Senior health Insurance Program) webpage

Source: Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Division of Elderly Affairs

Description:

Every state has a SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). In Rhode Island, this program serves seniors through its regional offices. Its mission is to provide education, counseling, and other one-on-one assistance regarding Medicare, Medicaid, managed Care, and other health insurance issues and questions.

Information & Referral

2013 Pocket Manual -- the Rhode Island Guide to Services for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Source: Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Division of Elderly Affairs

Description:

Print-ready copy of the R.I. Division of Elderly Affairs compilation of programs and services available to older adults and persons with disabilities living in Rhode Island.


City of Providence Senior Services webpage

Source: City of Providence, R.I.

Description:

Information and resources of interest to seniors living in the city of Providence. Includes nursing home checklist, tax forms, and senior home repair loan application form.


Division of Elderly Affairs Website

Source: Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Division of Elderly Affairs

Description:

Online listing for programs and resources for older adults in Rhode Island. This is a good source for contact information for local offices and organizations serving seniors.


Senior Agenda Coalition of R.I. website

Source: Senior Agenda Coalition of Rhode Island

Description:

A website offering a wide range of current information and resources for Rhode Island seniors. The Senior Agenda Coalition is collaboration of activists and groups committed to education and other programs and services that improve and sustain quality of life for Rhode Island's elders.


The POINT -- Rhode Island's Resource Website for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Source: Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Division of Elderly Affairs

Description:

Although still a work in progress, this will be Rhode Island's online "Aging and Disability Resource Center" -- an information and referral clearinghouse for programs and services for seniors and persons with disabilities. A phone contact for The POINT is 401-462-4444.

Insurance Questions

Rhode Island SHIP (Senior health Insurance Program) webpage

Source: Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Division of Elderly Affairs

Description:

Every state has a SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). In Rhode Island, this program serves seniors through its regional offices. Its mission is to provide education, counseling, and other one-on-one assistance regarding Medicare, Medicaid, managed Care, and other health insurance issues and questions.

Legal Issues

Aliance for Better Long Term Care Website

Source: The Aliance for Better Long Term Care

Description:

This website provides a wealth of information about long term care, including information on resident rights, the role of the Long Term Care Ombudsman, choosing a nursing facility, and what standards of care to expect in nursing facilities and assisted living communities.


Caring Connections Advance Directives Forms Library

Source: Caring Connections, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Description:

Caring Connections is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. As a public service, Care Connections provides free online access to advance health care planning information and forms for Rhode Island and the other forty-nine states.

Long Term Care

Aliance for Better Long Term Care Website

Source: The Aliance for Better Long Term Care

Description:

This website provides a wealth of information about long term care, including information on resident rights, the role of the Long Term Care Ombudsman, choosing a nursing facility, and what standards of care to expect in nursing facilities and assisted living communities.


City of Providence Senior Services webpage

Source: City of Providence, R.I.

Description:

Information and resources of interest to seniors living in the city of Providence. Includes nursing home checklist, tax forms, and senior home repair loan application form.


Nursing Home Checklist

Source: Alliance for Better Long Term Care

Description:

A handy form for comparing services when looking for care in a nursing facility.

Medicaid

Rhode Island Section, Medicaid.gov website

Source: U.S. Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

Description:

Overview of the Medicaid Program in Rhode Island, including information on eligibility,application form, and links to additional resources and information.


Rhode Island SHIP (Senior health Insurance Program) webpage

Source: Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Division of Elderly Affairs

Description:

Every state has a SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). In Rhode Island, this program serves seniors through its regional offices. Its mission is to provide education, counseling, and other one-on-one assistance regarding Medicare, Medicaid, managed Care, and other health insurance issues and questions.

Medicare

Medicare.gov website

Source: U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Description:

This is the official Medicare website with information and resources on Medicare-related questions and issues.


Rhode Island SHIP (Senior health Insurance Program) webpage

Source: Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Division of Elderly Affairs

Description:

Every state has a SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program). In Rhode Island, this program serves seniors through its regional offices. Its mission is to provide education, counseling, and other one-on-one assistance regarding Medicare, Medicaid, managed Care, and other health insurance issues and questions.

Senior Safety

Rhode Island Fall Prevention Website

Source: Rhode Island Department of Health

Description:

Visit this page for information and resources Rhode Island programs and resources on fall prevention for older adults.


Rhode Island Police & Fire Advocates for the Elderly website

Source: Rhode Island Police & Fire Advocates for the Elderly

Description:

Information and links relating to senior safety issues.

Your Rights

Aliance for Better Long Term Care Website

Source: The Aliance for Better Long Term Care

Description:

This website provides a wealth of information about long term care, including information on resident rights, the role of the Long Term Care Ombudsman, choosing a nursing facility, and what standards of care to expect in nursing facilities and assisted living communities.