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State Plan on Aging 2015-2019

State of Rhode Island Department of Human Services - Division of Elderly Affairs Country Resources Older Persons General Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans and service standards Rhode Island 1 October 2015 Guidelines

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The Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affair's State Plan on Aging goals are consistent with the Department's missions and vision for a comprehensive system of home and community-based services. This State Plan on Aging is for FFY 2016 through FFY 2019.

There are four main goals:
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 supports for family caregivers.
2. To empower older people to stay active and healthy.
3. To protect 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.

Focus areas throughout the State Plan include nutrition, support services and senior centers, case management, person-centered counselling, health care and respite.


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