The Rhode Island Aging Statistics & Resource Guide contains key information, links and statistics for senior citizens in Rhode Island. With an aging population and the average cost of care averaging between $27.00 an hour for home care to $10,646 a month for skilled nursing care, Rhode Island is typically more expensive than the national average.  This guide also contains helpful contact information for county offices, Alzheimer’s Disease organizations and government agencies that offer assistance to caregivers and senior citizens. 

Rhode Island Key Statistics

Choosing Long Term Care in Rhode Island

  • Rhode Island Home Care Agencies Directory: The average hourly home care rate in Rhode Island is $27.00, making Rhode Island more expensive than the national average ($22.50) for home care. 
  • Rhode Island Adult Day Care Directory: The average cost of adult day care in Rhode Island is $1,771 per month making Rhode Island more expensive than the national average ($1,625) for adult day care.
  • Rhode Island Assisted Living Directory: The average cost of assisted living in Rhode Island is $5,199 per month making Rhode Island more expensive than the national average ($4,051) for assisted living.
  • Rhode Island Skilled Nursing Directory: The average cost of skilled nursing in Rhode Island is $10,646 per month making Rhode Island more expensive than the national average ($8,517) for skilled nursing.

Rhode Island Senior Services

Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging

Address: 25 Howard Ave, Building 57, Cranston, RI 02920

Phone: 401-462-3000

TTY: 401-462-0740

Website

Rhode Island State Plan on Aging

Rhode Island Elder Justice and Advocacy

To report Elder Abuse call the Adult Abuse Hotline at 401-462-0555

Report Misconduct in R.I. Nursing Homes: 

Rhode Island Support for Caregivers

Rhode Island Senior Disaster Preparedness

Rhode Island Health Care Fraud

For more information about this program or to become a volunteer, call 401.462.0194

Rhode Island Long-Term Care Ombudsman

To report suspected abuse of a person living in a care facility (such as an assisted living or nursing home), contact The Alliance for Better Long Term Care at 401.785.3340 or toll-free at 1.888.351.0808.

Rhode Island Medicaid Elderly & Disabled Waiver Programme

Medicaid Provider Help Desk

Phone:  1-401-784-8100 (in-state and long-distance callers)

Phone: 1-800-964-6211 (in-state toll calls and border communities)

Rhode Island Medicare and Insurance Counseling

Rhode Island Elderly Nutrition & Wellness

Rhode Island Prescription Assistance

Rhode Island County Offices for Aging

United Way of Rhode Island

Address: 50 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909

Phone: (401) 462-4444

Website

TriCounty North Community Action

Address: 1126 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919

Phone: (401) 709-2635

Website

Westbay Community Action Program

(401) 732-4660

224 Buttonwoods Avenue,

Warwick, RI 02886

Website

TriCounty South Community Action

(401) 789-3016

1935 Kingstown Road,

South Kingstown, RI 02879

Website

United Way of Rhode Island

(401) 519-0360

50 Valley Street,

Providence, RI 02909

Website

East Bay Community Action Program

(401) 435-7876

610 Waterman Avenue,

East Providence, RI 02914

Website

Child & Family Services of Newport County

(401) 849-2300

31 John Clark Road,

Middletown, RI 02842

Website

Resources

National Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Rhode Island Healthcare, Caregiving & Senior Living Resources

Alzheimer’s Organizations & Resources

Rhode Island Senior Health Studies

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