Caring for our seniors and disabled adults.
The DEA Home and Community Care Programs provide eligible seniors with innovative options to help them remain in the community and avoid premature institutionalization. These options are designed to assist the functionally impaired senior in meeting a wide variety of medical, environmental, and social needs.
Based on eligibility, Home and Community Care Programs may provide home health aide services, adult day services, a personal emergency response system, Meals on Wheels, Senior Companion services, minor home modifications, or minor assistive devices. If appropriate, placement in an assisted living facility may be made.
For most Home and Community Care Programs, a person must be 65 or older, a resident of Rhode Island, and be basically homebound (unable to leave home without considerable assistance).
For some individuals on Medical Assistance (Medicaid), services may be provided at no charge. Other Medicaid clients may have to make a contribution towards services.
Tri-County Elder Services programs service residents of Burrillville, Cranston, Cumberland, Foster, Glocester, Johnston, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield, North Scituate, Scituate, Smithfield, Woonsocket, Charlestown, Exeter, Hopkinton, Narragansett, New Shoreham (Block Island), North Kingstown, Richmond, South Kingstown, and Westerly.
Home and Community Care Medicaid Waiver Programs eligibility requirements include: Rhode Island resident 65 or older; must be eligible for Medical Assistance (Medicaid), unable to leave home without considerable assistance, and need help with tasks of daily living. Depending upon income a person may have a cost share.
Home and Community Care Assisted Living Waiver Program eligibility requirements include: Rhode Island resident, age 65 or above or disabled adult; must be eligible for Medical Assistance (Medicaid), meet a high level of care for assisted living, maximum income amount is $2,199.00 gross per month.
Home and Community Care Co-pay (CNOM) Program eligibility requirements include: Home care services only are provided at a reduced rate for up to 20 hours per week of home health aides with an emphasis on personal care. Day care services provided up to 6 days a week. A combination of home care and adult day care services are available. Co-payment amounts are determined by the client’s income level. Annual gross income guidelines are for Level 1- 125% of Federal Poverty Limit – guidelines are: individual (single) person $15,075, married $20,300.00. For Level 2 – 200% of Federal Poverty Limit – guidelines are: individual (single) person $24,120.00, married $32,480.00.
Level 1: copay by the client for the home care service is $4.50 per hour. Adult day care is $7.00 per day
Level 2: copay by the client for service is $7.50 per hour. Adult day care is $15
For more information, contact us at 401-349-5760.