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OSCIL offers comprehensive independent living assessment services as requested by private individuals, vendors, Medicaid and State agencies. Comprehensive assessments provide recommendations for specialized equipment, home modifications and/or independent living services that are required for the consumer to achieve goals for independence in the home and community.


OSCIL has a fee-for-service program to provide assessments. We are currently working with consumers on RI Medicaid, Neighborhood Health Plan’s Integrity Program and the Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS).

  • Medicaid/NHP assessments are typically done to provide justification for specialized equipment covered by the consumer’s insurance. Some examples would include, ramps, stairlifts, VPLs, and specialized bathroom equipment. Consumers must be on a participating insurance plan to receive the assessment; if they are on another insurance plan OSCIL will refer the consumer to the correct process for assessment.

  • OSCIL also completes assessments for home modifications funded by the Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS). First ORS will send a referral requesting the Home Modification Assessments, and then OSCIL staff will complete a full assessment to recommend any home modification to increase accessibility and send a report of the findings to ORS.

For more information, contact our Information and Referral Coordinator at 401-738-1013 or by email at

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