Welcome to our resource page! Here you will find some useful information and tips on home care services and how we can help you or your loved ones live independently and comfortably at home.

Healthcare Resources

These are some links to local hospitals, clinics, and healthcare providers that you can contact if you need medical attention or advice. You can also find information about nearby pharmacies and medical supply stores that can deliver your prescriptions and equipment to your home. Additionally, you can contact our nurse manager and social worker who can provide you with quality care and support.

Government Programs

These are some government programs that can help you cover some or all of the costs of home care services, depending on your eligibility and needs.

- Veterans Affairs: This is a federal program that provides benefits and services for veterans and their families, including health care, disability compensation, pension, education, and more. Veterans Affairs offers different types of home and community-based services for veterans who need long-term care or have service-related injuries or illnesses. Some of these services include homemaker/home health aide services, respite care, adult day health care, hospice care, telehealth care, and more. To qualify for Veterans Affairs home care benefits, you need to be enrolled in the VA health care system and meet certain eligibility criteria based on your service history, disability rating, income level, etc. [Visit their website] or call them at 1-877-222-VETS (1-877-222-8387) or TTY 1-800-829-4833 (for hearing impaired).

Community Organizations

These are some community organizations that provide support for seniors and people with disabilities who want to stay in their own homes and communities. These organizations offer various services such as transportation, meal delivery, and companionship. You can contact these organizations to find out more about their services and how to access them.

Educational Materials

- Choosing a Home Care Provider: This is an article that provides some tips and questions to ask when choosing a home care provider for yourself or your loved one. It covers topics such as types of home care services, qualifications of caregivers, costs of services, quality of care, etc. [Read the article] .

- What to Expect from Home Care Services: This is a pamphlet that explains what home care services are, how they work, what they include, and what they don't include. It also provides some suggestions on how to prepare for home care services and how to communicate with your caregiver. [Download the pamphlet] .

- Paying for Home Care Services: This is a video that discusses the different ways of paying for home care services, such as out of pocket, private insurance, government programs, etc. It also provides some advice on how to plan ahead and budget for home care expenses. [Watch the video] .

- Diabetes and Home Care: This is an article that provides some information and tips on how to manage diabetes at home with the help of home care services. It covers topics such as blood sugar monitoring,

Community Organizations

There are many community organizations that provide support for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Rhode Island. These organizations offer services such as transportation, meal delivery, companionship, advocacy, and more. Here are some examples of community organizations that you can contact:

Educational Materials

You can find informative articles, pamphlets, videos, and other educational materials on topics related to home care, aging, and health on the following websites:

Financial Assistance

There are various financial assistance programs for healthcare expenses in Rhode Island. Some of them are:

Legal and Regulatory Information

There are some legal aspects of home care that you should be aware of, such as rights and responsibilities, patient rights and advocacy, and advanced directives. Here are some resources that can help you understand these issues:

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Resources

If you or your loved one is dealing with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you may need some additional resources and support. Here are some resources that can help you:

Emergency Preparedness

Emergencies can happen at any time, so it is important to be prepared. You should have a disaster-supply kit that contains basic items that you may need in an emergency. You should also have a family communication plan that helps you stay in touch with your loved ones in case you are separated. You should also stay informed about the potential hazards in your area and follow the advice from local and state officials. Here are some resources that can help you prepare for emergencies:

Caregiver Support

Being a caregiver can be rewarding but also challenging. You may need some support and guidance to cope with the stress and demands of caregiving. You may also need some tips and resources to take care of yourself and your loved one. Here are some resources that can help you:

Blog or News Section

You can stay updated with the latest articles, news, and tips related to home care, health, and senior living by visiting our blog or news section. Here are some of the recent posts that you may find interesting:

- [How to Choose the Right Home Care Agency for Your Loved One]: This article provides some tips on how to choose the right home care agency for your loved one. It covers topics such as assessing your loved one's needs, researching home care agencies, interviewing potential agencies, comparing costs and services, and checking references and reviews.

- [How to Prevent Falls and Injuries at Home]: This article provides some advice on how to prevent falls and injuries at home. It covers topics such as identifying fall hazards, making home modifications, using assistive devices, exercising regularly, managing medications, and seeking medical attention.

- [How to Communicate Effectively with Someone with Dementia]: This article provides some guidance on how to communicate effectively with someone with dementia. It covers topics such as setting a positive mood, getting the person's attention, stating your message clearly, asking simple questions, listening with your ears and eyes, breaking down activities into steps, and responding with affection and reassurance.