In May 2018, Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a multi-phased effort to transform how Rhode Island delivers long-term care and supports to older Rhode Islanders and those with disabilities.
This initiative was informed by earlier action plans and research, including the Reinventing Medicaid, Long-Term Services and Supports Evaluation of Rebalancing Strategies, and Aging in Community reports. And through it, the Governor directed the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health & Human Services and its partners to talk to Rhode Islanders about their experiences and to build on efforts to improve the system.
Inspired Living in Rhode Island details the steps taken in the summer and fall of 2018 to engage Rhode Islanders, healthcare workers, service providers, and community advocates. While not an exhaustive list, a summary of what we heard from these Rhode Islanders is included –along with highlights of relevant current State and community programs.
Inspired Living also includes some near-and long-term policy actions and investments under consideration that are responsive to consumers’ feedback and help to strengthen our healthcare system.