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Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs State Plan on Aging October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2011

Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs Country Resources Older Persons General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans and service standards Mental Health Strategies and Plans Rhode Island 1 October 2007 Policy document community services, plan, prevention

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Goals for the Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs’ State Plan on Aging consistent with our ambitious mission and vision for a comprehensive system of home and community based services for FFY 2008 through FFY 2011 are as follows:

1. To enable elders to remain in their own homes with high quality of life for as long as possible through the provision of home and community-based services, including but not limited to, supports for family caregivers. Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs
2. To empower older people to stay active and healthy through Older Americans Act services, including but not limited to evidence-based disease and disability prevention programs.
3. To ensure the rights of older people and prevent their abuse, neglect and exploitation.
4. To empower older people and their families to make informed decisions about, and be able to easily access, existing home and community-based options.
5. To ensure that elders and adults with disabilities have the transportation available to them needed to maintain an active and engaged life in the community.


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