Rhode Island, located in the New England region, is both the smallest state and the 2nd most densely populated state in the country. The Ocean State is home to a humid continental climate and the geography is mainly flat with a number of beaches along the Atlantic coastline. Health services make up Rhode Island’s largest statewide industry; despite this, long term care costs are more expensive in Rhode Island than the national average. The state has taken some steps to address the growing cost of long term care.

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Rhode Island established the Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Program in 2007 to help alleviate some of the burden of long term care costs from the state and encourage residents to invest in their future long term care health needs.