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Home care or senior home care in Rhode Island is provided by senior home care agencies. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, home health aides, home attendants, social workers, and therapists provide most of the services that can be offered by home health care agencies. There are a number of care options available because everyone needs different levels and types of care. The agency can provide a therapist to help with physical therapy or a nurse or aide for hospice care. The point is to keep seniors in their homes so they can retain their independence.
|City||Monthly Minimum||Monthly Maximum||Monthly Median|
|Rest of State||$5,780||$10,830||$8,610|
Paying for skilled nursing care in Rhode Island is expensive, with costs above the national average costs. The median annual cost for a private room is $103,113, and $93,075 for a semi-private room. If you are looking to move to Rhode Island for skilled nursing care, make sure that you shop around and look for a price that fits your budget.
For more information on nursing home care costs in Rhode Island, check out Genworth’s 2015 Cost of Care Survey.
Rhode Island is home to some of New England’s favorite tourist attractions. The Newport Cliff Walk is a 3.5-mile-long public walkway that borders the shoreline. It is a National Recreation Trail and a favorite place of many Rhode Island tourists.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a museum featuring 13,000 square feet of exhibits. The grounds feature grass tennis courts and an indoor tennis facility. The museum has a large collection of videos, photographs, audio recordings, equipment, apparel, trophies, and art.
Roger Williams Park located in Providence, is a 435-acre city park. Landscapes include trees, the Rose Garden, and outdoor public sculptures. Other attractions in the park include the Roger Williams Park Zoo, the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, the Botanical Center, and more. There is a little something for everyone at Roger Williams Park.
Rhode Island’s culture supports a small town feel and easy-going attitude. The population of the state is approximately 1 million and it seems like everyone knows everyone else. Residents are very friendly and welcome visitors. During the summer, Rhode Island booms with tourists and residents alike, visiting bars and restaurants frequently. There are also festivals almost every weekend and the atmosphere is very happy and enjoyable.
The climate in RI is milder when compared to the rest of the New England states. Because of its small size, there are not many differences between the different areas of the state. The average temperature during the summer is 81 degrees Fahrenheit and the average low in the winter is 20 degrees. The state gets more precipitation than the United States as a whole. With over 116 annual days of precipitation, Rhode Island gets an average of 47 inches of rain and about 34 inches of snow, annually. With 202 days of sunshine and moderate humidity, the climate is relatively comfortable. Lightweight, natural fabrics for the summer and heavy, bundled clothing for the winter is recommended.
Rhode Island has very strict laws regarding licensing nursing homes. These standards are high to protect the health and freedoms of nursing home residents. Staff members are required to have a clean background and also must have appropriate training. They must also undergo continuing education on an ongoing basis. There also must be a quality control committee made up of a mix of staff members to ensure that state standards are being followed.
Even though Rhode Island is the smallest state in the country the state goes big when it comes to the safety of its citizens. It is important to take safety into account before moving anywhere. Check out some of Rhode Island’s safest cities:
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Using private pay, or paying out-of-pocket, is not feasible for most people. Some long-term care insurance plans will also cover the cost of skilled nursing care, though you will need to check with your insurance provider about what benefits your plan covers.
For those that qualify, Medicaid will cover their nursing home expenses. This is beneficial so that you do not have to spend your life savings on nursing home care. In order to qualify for Medicaid in Rhode Island as a senior, you must have a low level of income.
As a resident in a Rhode Island nursing home, you do not have to give up any of the rights afforded to you as a resident or citizen of the United States. You have the right to be treated with respect and dignity, as well as receive appropriate care without fear of discrimination. You have the right to be fully informed of and participate in decisions related to your health condition and care plan. This includes the right to refuse treatment, medication, or experimental procedures. If you feel that your rights have been infringed upon, talk to a lawyer well versed in elder care law.
Patients in Rhode Island, or their legal representative, may make a written request to obtain a copy of their medical records. A copy should be provided in no longer than 30 days. If a copy is desired, a reasonable fee may be applied to cover costs, but the records cannot be delayed because of non-payment.