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CareLink is a non-profit management service organization founded in 1997 to take advantage of collaborative opportunities, strategic innovations and with the intent of providing high quality senior care throughout the state of Rhode Island.

Daughters of the Holy Spirit
Rooted in a vital Trinitarian spirituality, the Daughters of the Holy Spirit are called, like Mary, to reverence in a special way the presence and power of the Holy Spirit within, in others and in all creation. Living in the Spirit of Pentecost, the Daughters of the Holy Spirit continue the mission of the Risen Christ through a simple presence, humble gestures and collaborative efforts.  The Daughters of the Holy Spirit are sent forth in Gospel boldness to witness God’s tender love for all, especially the least favored, “that all may have life and have it to the full.”

Leading Age RI
Leading Age RI was formally organized in 1989 as an association of non-profit facilities and services primarily for the elderly. Leading Age RI members include senior housing, assisted living, nursing homes and home and community based services. For profit members are now welcomed under certain circumstances. Leading Age RI is also an affiliate of the National Association Leading Age.

Leading Age (National)
The members of the national association Leading Age help millions of individuals and their families every day through mission-driven, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the services that people need, when they need them, in the place they call home. Leading Age’s commitment is to create the future of aging services through quality people can trust.

Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
PACE provides care to frail elders who want to remain living in the community. The interdisciplinary team works with clients and families to develop a careplan that represents common goals.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence
St. Clare-Newport is a health care agency of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence. For 2012-2013, Diocesan outreach programs served more than 352,297 individuals in Rhode Island in its various hospitals and ministries, providing services, assistance and advocacy to those who need it most.

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.

Administration on Aging
The mission of the Administration on Aging (AoA) is to help elderly individuals maintain their dignity and independence in their homes and communities through comprehensive, coordinated, and cost effective systems of long-term care, and livable communities across the U.S.

Alzheimer’s Association of Rhode Island
The Rhode Island Chapter provides education, personal support and advocacy around key issues of concern to those persons in RI affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders.

Brown University Center for Gerontology
is a nationally prominent research center that studies the diverse health and social service needs of elderly and other persons with chronic illnesses.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
This is the governments program for overseeing Medicare and Medicaid services. This site offers guidance for health care purchasers and providers alike.

RI Health Department
The Rhode Island Department of Health, Division of Facilities Regulation’s mission is to monitor and ensure that all health care facilities provide the highest quality of care and services in a clean and safe environment.  They manage and coordinate the licensing of health care facilities and operate a public-centered, responsive and uniform enforcement program in accordance with state licensing standards.

Medicare – Nursing Home Compare
CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which you may want to ask questions.  The Nursing Home Compare Web site now features a quality rating system that gives each nursing home a rating of between 1 and 5 stars.  This rating is based on the star ratings for three separate categories: 1) health inspections, 2) quality measures, and 3) staffing levels.

RI Department of Human Services
Medicaid Long Term Care (LTC) services are available for individuals over age 65 and for individuals with disabilities. The types of services available include: Nursing Home Care or Home and Community Based Services.  Each of these require a certain Level of Care to qualify. The Levels of Care are Highest need and High need. Only individuals who qualify for the Highest Level of Care are eligible for Nursing Facility care.

The Point
The Point provides information, referrals, and help getting started with programs and services for seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers

The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and state agencies oversee the quality of nursing homes. Nursing homes are rated overall and on health inspections, nursing home staffing and quality measures.