The Essential Caregiver Program
The week before Thanksgiving Governor Raimondo announced that the RI Department of Health was working on guidance for nursing homes and assisted living to allow family caregivers in to facilities to care for their loved ones.
I am happy to share that as of Monday December 21st the Essential Caregiver Program has been approved.
You can read the memo issued by RI Department of Health outlining the requirements for family members to be able to go into a nursing home to help care for their loved one by clicking here. A pdf document will download when you click.
The facilities themselves will choose whether of not they will participate in the Essential Caregiver Program.