Here are some helpful links that may aide you when gathering information about senior living options:
AGIS (Assist Guide Information Services)
Provides information and access to eldercare solutions
The Eldercare Locator, a public service of the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with information on senior services.
United Way 2-1-1 Tennessee
One of the easiest ways to get help is by dialing 2-1-1, Tennessee’s community services help line. When you call, you’ll get a real person, one who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you phone numbers and addresses of the closest places where you can get help. 2-1-1 has a database of more than 10,000 health and human services programs, cross-referenced for all sorts of keywords.
AARP (American Association for Retired People)
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America was founded by a consortium of organizations to fill the gap that existed on a national level to assure quality of care and excellence in service to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses, and to their caregivers and families.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – CMS
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), previously known as the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards.
Medicare is a federal system of health care insurance for people over the age of 65 and for certain younger people with disabilities.
Medicaid is a government program that provides health coverage for lower-income, families and children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. It is financed by the federal and state governments and operated by the state.
Senior Citizens’ Resources
Find government resources for seniors on money, housing, health, consumer protection, and more.
Alive Hospice provides loving care to people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families, and service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives.
The Gift Initiative of Alive Hospice
The Gift Initiative is a community education collaborative in Tennessee led by Alive Hospice with partners from Vanderbilt University, Saint Thomas Health, PearlPoint Cancer Support and a growing list of individuals who recognize the critical need for education about advance planning for serious illness and end-of-life care.
Tennessee Healthcare Association
The Tennessee Health Care Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping maintain the high standards of licensed long-term care facilities in the Volunteer State.
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