NU Online News Service, June 21, 10:16 a.m. – The Rhode Island Legislature has adopted S.B. 3059, a resolution to endorse and fund the coordination of long-term care service agencies.
This resolution is designed to coordinate the activities of all the different agencies that might help an elderly person, says Sen. Thomas Izzo, D-Cranston, R.I.
Izzo says S.B. 3059 should establish a single “point of entry” for elderly residents who need help from the departments of human services; elderly affairs; health; and mental health, retardation and hospitals.
“It’s a matter of efficiency,” Izzo says.