An organization offering member discounts and a website with informative articles relevant to seniors.
Age Well Middle Tennessee
AgeWell is an information and referral hub with a mission to champion informed and positive aging. Their intitiatives include caregiver, transportation, scam and elder abuse prevention.
Alive is a nonprofit organization that provides Middle Tennessee with compassionate end-of-life care, palliative care, bereavement support and community education
The Alzheimer's Association offers a helpline, educational articles, information on local resources and support groups, fact, figures and information regarding research.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Provides extensive information on Medicare and Medicaid, including Medicare manuals, forms, and more complex data on Medicare and Medicaid.
CHOICES Tenncare program
The CHOICES website provides information on Tennessee's CHOICES program which includes nursing facility services and home and community-based services for adults 21 years of age and older with a physical disability and seniors age 65 and older.
The Conversation Project
The Conversation Project's goal is to help everyone talk about their wishes for care through the end of life, so those wishes can be understood and respected.
The goal of FiftyForward is to assist Adults 50+ in Middle Tennessee to live longer, more fulfilling lives through innovative programs and services. Services include adult day services, care management, conservatorships, meals on wheels, and their victory over crime program.
The Greater Nashville Regional Council
The Greater Nashville Regional Council is part of a nationwide network that serves the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities. They provide service and support to individuals living in Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson counties.
The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands
The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands provides legal help for indigent individuals who cannot afford to hire their own attorney.
Legal Aid also offers a toll free number and website that offers information, connects you to legal services and matches you with volunteer attorneys.
Free legal answers website: Tennessee (freelegalanswers.org)
Toll free number: (888) 395-9297
Long Term Care Ombudsman
This program provides assistance to elderly Tennesseans residing in nursing homes, homes for the aged, and assisted care living facilities. The Ombudsman is available to help residents and their families resolve questions or problems and will advocate for solutions to problems for qualified residents of long-term care facilities. Concerns can include quality of care, financial information, resident rights, admissions, transfer, and discharge, Medicaid, and Medicare.
Medicare's website offers help comparing Part D Drug Plans, comparing Medicare Advantage Plans, looking for a participating Medicare providers, looking for a Medicare publication and more.
The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
The NAELA website is an excellent resource to find an elder law attorney in your area.
The National Council on Aging
The National Council on Aging is an organization offering support and education for older adults, caregivers, professionals and advocates. Their website has many informative articles, planning tools and expert help.
National Council on Seniors Drug and Alcohol Rehab
A non profit organization with a mission to educate and provide assistance to seniors struggling with addiction as well as caregivers and family members with concerns.
The National Family Caregiver Support Program
The purpose of the National Family Caregiver Support Program is to help families care, as long as possible, for older relatives with chronic illness or disability in their homes. They provide counseling, caregiver training, respite care, personal care, homemaker services and adult daycare.
Helps provide resources for discounted or free medication. Also provides assistance finding foundations for help with certain conditions or diseases.
OPTIONS for Community Living
The OPTIONS program provides home- and community-based services to the elderly and adults with disabilities based on availability and need. Services include homemaker services, personal care and home delivered meals.
Order a new Medicare card, apply for extra help, estimate your social security amount or apply for Social Security retirement, disability or Medicare benefits.
StatesideLegal assists people with military experience by providing them with information and resources to better understand and protect the rights.
TennCare is the state of Tennessee’s managed Medicaid agency. On the website, you can apply for benefits, access the portal, read about the program, and much more.
Tennessee Adult Protective Services
Adult Protective Services staff investigate reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) or financial exploitation of adults who are unable to protect themselves due to a physical or mental limitation. APS staff assess the need for protective services and provide services to reduce the identified risk to the adult.
The Tennessee Area Agencies on Aging and Disability
These agencies plan and provide programs and services for older Tennesseans, as well as those with disabilities and are divided by district. These agencies coordinate the PAE evaluations for the CHOICES Tenncare program.
Tennessee Public Guardianship for the Elderly program
The Tennessee Public Guardianship for the Elderly program serves as the court-appointed guardian for individuals over age 60, whom are unable to make personal decisions regarding their health and financial resources and do not have friends or family to act of their behalf. If a person is low-income, they do not pay for this service.
Tennessee Respite Coalition
The Tennessee Respite Coalition provides relief to families and caregivers from the extraordinary and intensive demands of providing ongoing care. You can apply for a respite voucher on their website, donate or volunteer.
Tennessee Senior Centers
Find a senior center in your area of Tennessee
The Tennessee Justice Center
The Tennessee Justice Center has a website is for people who can't afford a lawyer and need legal help in civil cases. The website can help you to find a lawyer, to find an agency to help you with your legal problems, or find information to help you understand how to represent yourself.
The Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program
The Tennessee State Health Insurance Assistance Program (T.N. S.H.I.P.) helps Tennesseans answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, and other health insurance coverage. They do not sell insurance and it is a free, unbiased program.
Transportation Services for Seniors in Tennessee
This is a website that provides transportation for seniors in Tennessee based on their area.
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