Consumer Resources

Having the Conversation

Care Conversations – all the information you need about long term care.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have one resource that could help you get the information you need to make educated, confident decisions about long term care and rehabilitation?  Care Conversations is that resource.  Care Conversations, is an initiative led by the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), and skilled nursing providers across America like the member skilled nursing home and rehabilitation facilities of the Rhode Island Health Care Association.  This comprehensive resource will guide you through the decision process and help you start the conversations needed with loved ones, health care providers and industry professionals.

The American Health Care Association, its state affiliates and the National Center for Assisted Living represent more than 11,000 assisted living care, Skilled Nursing Care, and post-acute care facilities across the country. AHCA and NCAL’s shared mission is to provide people of all ages and care needs with the highest quality of care combined with the deepest level of compassion. These organizations help families and communities close the gap between home and hospital, life on your own and end of life. Recognizing the vital importance of respect and dignity, AHCA and NCAL are committed to providing quality care and positive quality of life

It can be difficult to navigate your options in long-term care and rehabilitation. The resources below can provide answers to your questions and provide the information you need to make an informed decision.

  • RI Department of Health
    Phone: 401-222-2231
    Licensed nursing homes, including ratings, locations and services.
  • RI Department of Human Services
    Phone: 401-462-5300
    Health care services and payment sources
  • RI Department of Elderly Affairs
    Phone: 401-462-3000
    Senior services and programs including Social Security and Medicaid
  • Alliance for Better Long Term Care
    Phone: 401-785-3340
    Long Term Care Consumer Advocate
  • Alzheimer’s Association
    Phone: 401-421-0008 or 800-244-1428
    Services and information about Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia
  • National Council for Aging Care
    Phone: 202-619-0724
    Services for older Americans
  • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
    Phone: 877-267-2323 (toll free)
    Medicare, Medicaid, and other payment programs
  • Medicare
    Phone: 800-633-4227
    Medicare information and home of Nursing Home Compare – comprehensive listing of Medicare-certified skilled nursing center and quality indicators.