NURSING HOMES/LONG TERM CARE
Medicare offers limited skilled nursing facility care
when certain conditions are met. Call a Department of Human Services long
term care office for information about Medical Assistance
(Medicaid) and nursing home care.
Area offices include:
(Nursing Home Unit)
(Waiver/Adult Services Unit):
The Department of Health - Facilities Regulation
a list of nursing homes and investigates patient
abuse. Call 222-2566 (Voice/TTY
) for information.
The Medical Assistance
and Paying for Nursing Home Care
from DEA. Call 462-3000.
The Alliance for Better Long Term Care,
422 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02888 serves as the
state’s long term care ombudsman, offering mediation
and problem-solving. For a more information,
about the Alliance
and its services, call 785-
or refer to the Ombudsman
section in this
The Rhode Island Health Care Association,
57 Kilvert Street, Suite 200, Warwick,
RI 02886 at 732-9333, and the Rhode Island
Association of Facilities and Services for the Aging, 225 Chapman Street, Providence, RI
02905 at 490-7612 are sources of information
about nursing home care.
Information is now available regarding the
quality of care in local nursing homes. Among
the measurements used are management of
pain, nutrition, infections, the use of physical
restraints, and other standards.
Go to the web at www.medicare.gov and select the Nursing Home Compare link.
Information is available by states.
You can also call Medicare at 1-800-
MEDICARE (633-4227), or 1-877-486-2048
Nursing home comparisons are also
available at the RI Department of Health site
www.health.state.ri.us and follow the links under
the Nursing Home category.