HOME & COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAMS

 

Home and Community Care Programs provide eligible seniors with innovative options to help them remain in the community and avoid premature institutionalization. Based on eligibility, Home and Community Care Medicaid Waiver Programs may provide home health aide services, adult day services, Meals on Wheels, Senior Companion services, personal emergency alert systems, minor home modifications, assistive devices, or assisted living services. For Home and Community Care Medicaid Waiver Programs, a person must be a Rhode Island resident 65 or older, be eligible for Medical Assistance (Medicaid), unable to leave home without considerable assistance, and need help with the tasks of daily living.
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Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs:
462-0570................................462-0740 (TTY).......................www.dea.ri.gov

THE POINT:
462-4444...............................................................................462-4445 (TTY)

For persons who meet the guidelines for the Rhode Island Home and Community Care Co-Pay Program, services are provided at a reduced rate. Co-payment amounts are determined by the client’s income level. Annual income guidelines are $14,588 for a single person and $19,963 for a couple at Level One and $23,340 for a single person, and $31,460 for a couple at Level Two. DEA works with a network of regional case management agencies to develop care plans to help seniors remain in the least restrictive¬† and safest environment. To be eligible for the Co-Pay Program, a person must be a Rhode Island resident age 65 or older, be ineligible for Medicaid, unable to leave home without considerable assistance, and need help with the tasks of daily living.

Rhode Island Division of Elderly Affairs:
462-0570..............................462-0740 (TTY)................................www.dea.ri.gov

THE POINT:
462-4444................................................................................462-4445(TTY)

Persons who had a significant disability before age 22 should call the Department of Behavioral Healthcare Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH) about options for home and community care.
462-3421............................................................................www.bhddh.ri.gov

The Program for the All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE), 225 Chapman Street, Providence, RI 02905, provides individuals with alternatives to nursing home care. To be eligible for PACE, a person must be 55 or older and qualify for nursing home care. To enroll in PACE, the client must agree to get their care from a network of doctors and providers who participate in the program. PACE coordinates all care to meet the daily needs of the client with a team of caregivers that includes social workers, nurses, and other professional staff. PACE is also a licensed adult day service program.
490-6566...............................................................................www.pace-ri.org

Persons who qualify for Medicaid Long-Term Care may be able to hire their own caregiver who can help them with bathing, dressing, and other home activities through the Personal Choice Waiver Program.

Contact:
People Actively Reaching Independence (PARI), 500 Prospect Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860
725-1966 (V/TTY).................................................................www.pari-ilc.org

Ocean State Center for Independent Living (OSCIL),
1944 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI 02889
738-1013.............................1-866-857-1161............................www.oscil.org

Persons eligible for Medicaid and who are in a nursing home, but would like to live at home or in the community, may be able to participate in the Rhode to Home Nursing Home Transition Program through the Rhode Island Department of Human Services. The program provides support and services to help make this transition possible. 
462-6393................................................................................www.dhs.ri.gov

Visiting Nurse Agencies provide home health care, which may include nursing care, physical therapy, hospice care, speech therapy, and other services. For a listing of these agencies, call THE POINT.
462-4444...............................................................................462-4445 (TTY)