Other Consumer Resources and Information
RIALA strives to promote quality of life for thousands of seniors and their families through personalized housing aligned with needs as well as awareness of quality issues.
One of the most important elements of improving quality of life is understanding the ever-changing environment around us. This section will be continuously updated with news and information that can help during events of emergencies or just day-to-day changes in your community.
For many years, Section 1115 waivers have been used in the Medicaid program to provide states an avenue to test and implement coverage approaches that do not meet federal program rules, but have also raised policy issues.
What is a Medicaid Waiver?
For persons with limited financial resources, Medicaid pays for nursing home care. For those who wish to live at home or in assisted living, sometimes Medicaid will pay for care in those locations if it can be obtained at a lower cost than in a nursing home.
Is there a Medicaid waiver program in Rhode Island?
Rhode Island's Medicaid waiver program:
- Global Consumer Choice Compact Waiver (1115 Waiver Demonstration)
** In 2009 Rhode Island consolidated all waivers into one overall 1115 Waiver**
What state department do I contact regarding the Medicaid program in Rhode Island?
The Department of Human Services
What are the eligibility requirements for a Medicaid Waiver?
To find out if you are eligible, please refer a guide of subsidized assisted living options.
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Information on Ebola in your community
The RI Dept. of Health is working to educate and provide information on the Ebola virus as well as self-monitoring awareness of symptoms and how it is spread.
LogistiCare RI Inclement Weather
This link will provide guidance on how LogistiCare RI will respond in the event of bad weather or other emergency that affects transportation of members receiving life sustaining treatment.
Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatments (MOLST)
MOLST is a bright pink, two-sided standardized medical form that contains valid medical orders about life-sustaining treatment for a person with serious advanced illness or an injury from which they may not recover. It is an easily recognizable form and can be honored by any health care provider who follows medical orders. Learn more about MOLST regulations and access a MOLST form