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.
The Department of Health - Facilities Regulation maintains
a list of nursing homes and investigates patient
abuse. Call 222-2566 (Voice/TTY) for information.
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-
3340 or visit their website.
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.