Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Full Resource Name:

Rhode Island Veterans Home

480 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809

(401) 253-8000

http://www.vets.ri.gov/includes/benefits/counseling/rivh.php

Description:

The Rhode Island Veterans Home is a 110-acre complex on Mount Hope Bay in Bristol. The home provides quality nursing and residential care to Rhode Island war veterans. Some of the services provided include social, medical, nursing and rehabilitative services.

Approximately 208 beds.
Assisted living and nursing care, including secure units (Alzheimer's care) and palliative care.
X-ray, dental, and pharmacy services, physical therapy and occupational therapy, psych services, transportation to PVAMC.
Rehabilitation Services includes physical and occupational therapy.
Social Services includes individual and group therapy and specialized support groups.

Transitional Services include short-term stays in dorms or a more intensive Transitional Supportive Program for homeless veterans. Activities and Services for Residents include movies, crafts, card games, bingo, birthday parties, cookouts and day trips.

Religious Services are also available.

In addition to the Veterans Home buildings, the facilities include a library, gift shop, cafe, bank, barbershop, and beautician. The Veterans Home has an active Family Council that is open to family members. They meet monthly to discuss common issues and concerns affecting the residents of the home.

Primary Services:

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  • Nursing Facilities  [Show Definition Details]

  • Transitional Housing/Shelter  [Show Definition Details]

  • Veteran Benefits Assistance  [Show Definition Details]

General Information

Hours:

Office Hours Mon-Fri 8:00AM-5:00PM

Intake Process:

Application/ end of life admission forms available online or in person.
Documentation: DD-214, Medical records from Primary Care Physician (at least 2 previous years) and a Copy of Guardianship or Power of Attorney for Health Care/Finances forms if applicable.

Program Fees:

Cost is 80% adjusted net income.

Eligibility:

Honorable discharge.
Veterans with 90-days (active) service during wartime.
RI resident for 2 consecutive years prior to date of application OR joined the service from RI.
Veteran may not have active psychosis or substance addiction or diagnosis of a contagious or infectious disease.

Is Shelter?

No

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