Contact your legislators, mayors, governor, and social security.
Serves relatives raising grandchildren or other relatives raising children related to them.
Provide skilled nursing, nurses’ aides, therapy, and social services.
Providers in Tennessee are licensed as Personal Support Services Agencies.
Seniors often need help with a housing transition.
Limited help with minor home repairs, modifications, and weatherization.
Free, noncommercial assessments of home crime or fire risks.
Nursing care and emotional support for those in the last six months of life.
Hospitals offer a variety of services and levels of care.
Senior Housing options are divided here by level-of-care needs.
Local, regional, and national aging services.
For help with legal issues important to seniors and families.
Books, movies, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, audiobooks, and e-books.
A sitter can be needed round-the-clock for a frail senior.
Nonprofits that loan home medical equipment to those unable to buy or rent.
Clinics and health centers that offer care especially for seniors or low-income persons.
Medical equipment and supplies are sold by local retail outlets and also may be purchased online.
Education and information, support group referrals, and other assistance.
Most listed here are associated with public insurance (Medicare and TennCare).
Including emergency services, assessment, and ongoing treatment.
Objective information, help in selection, and problem resolution.
Foster Grandparents Program and Senior Companion Program.
Enable seniors to remain independent and provide 24-hour contact.
Sitters, escorted transportation, grocery shopping, meal preparation, companionship, and light housekeeping.
In addition to the listed pet services, there are mobile pet grooming services.
Services include physical, occupational, respiratory, cardio, and other kinds of therapy.
Resources for money-saving benefits and general assistance.
Respite is short-term relief for caregivers by providing a trained substitute.
Railroad Retirement Board and Social Security Administration.
AARP and Knoxville-Knox County Council on Aging.
Centers offer activities designed for Knox County seniors (minimum age varies).
Local and online support groups related to aging, family caregiving, and other topics.
Resources for tax counseling and questions.
CONTACT Care Line and Senior Care Calls.
Services that help low-income persons better afford telephone installation/activation and service.