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Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island (HHCRI)
Location:

1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02904
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Phone:

401.415.4200 or 800.338.6555

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Description:

Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island (HHCRI) is the second oldest hospice in the nation and the largest and most experienced hospice agency in the state. They provide quality, compassionate health care to people facing the advanced stages of a serious illness.

HHCRI offers a comprehensive scope of medical and psychosocial services, and brings peace, dignity and comfort to patients and their families.

Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
Location:

74 West Road Hazard Bldg , 2nd Floor Cranston RI 02920
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Phone:

401.462.5300

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Description:

Here individuals and families can go to the State of Rhode Island Department of Human Services to sign up for free health coverage through Medicaid.

Mesothelioma Guide
Location:

121 S. Orange Ave. Suite 1470, Orlando, FL 32801
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Phone:

1.888.385.2024

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Description:

Their mission is to guide mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward answers, care options, and free health solutions that improve their lives.

Rhode Island Community Action
Location:

311 Doric Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island 02910
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Phone:

401.941.0774

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Description:

Since 1992, the Rhode Island Community Action Association (RICAA) has been a catalyst for change and a vital part of a coordinated effort to eliminate poverty in our state. They are dedicated to assisting Rhode Islanders and bettering the accessibility of benefits and services offered to low and middle income residents. Community Action Programs are located throughout the state and their services include senior care, after school programs, employment assistance, health and dental care, counseling, housing and heating cost assistance.

Rhode Island Department of Human Services Division of Elderly Affairs
Location:

74 West Road, 2nd floor of the Hazard Building, Cranston RI 02920
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Phone:

401.462.3000

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Description:

The Division of Elderly Affairs is a specialized branch of the Department of Human Services, dedicated to preserving “the independence, dignity, and capacity for choice for seniors, adults with disabilities, families and caregivers.” The DEA offers a wide range of information and services for seniors.

RIde
Location:

705 Elmwood Avenue | Providence, RI 02907
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Phone:

401.461-9760

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Description:

The RIde Program is part of RIPTA’S Complimentary Paratransit Service required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).RIde is a public transportation service, and other passengers are likely to be on board during your trip. Your scheduled pick-up times or travel route may be altered so that another passenger can be accommodated. The van may stop and pick up other riders as it travels to your destination. Shared rides lower the cost of paratransit service. Reservations are required for all paratransit services. To make a reservation, call 401.461.9760 between 8:30am and 4:30pm from Monday through Friday. On Saturdays and Sundays, passengers may make reservations between 8:00am and 4:00pm. The RIde office is closed on RIPTA recognized holidays.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence Elder Services
Location:

One Cathedral Square, Providence, RI 02903
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Phone:

401.421.7833

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Description:

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence’s Elder Services programs are designed to provide assistance that restores dignity and independence to elders and ease the burden of care on families. Elder Services can assist the elderly and their families with everything from navigating the services available in the community to providing hands-on assistance. Elder services through the Diocese of Providence include information and referral, neighborhood visitor program, respite services, and senior health insurance program.

SeniorGuidance.org

Description:

SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer’s or Dementia.

The Point
Phone:

401.462.4444

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Description:

The Point provides information, referrals, and help getting started with programs and services for seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers. Some of their services include: benefits screening, geriatric counseling, and Medicare enrollment.

United Way 211 – Rhode Island
Location:

50 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
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Phone:

211 or 401.444.0652

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Description:

2-1-1 is the statewide resource center for information and referrals, and it comes with the support and expertise of a national network of referral experts.

 

2-1-1 provides a trained and caring human connection – a call specialist – who helps people find assistance on everything from childcare needs and mental health issues, food and heating assistance, to gambling problems and elder care services. In the event of a significant storm or natural disaster, United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island support state agencies and connects people to critical services.

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