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Caregiving and Eldercare Assistance

Research shows that caregivers do a better job if they take respite.

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Consumer Protection

It is important to take precautions before providing personal information.

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Elder Abuse, Exploitation, and Neglect

It is against the law to abuse, neglect, or exploit a disabled or older adult.

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Funeral Planning

Planning can help families avoid hasty and expensive decisions.

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Housing

Changing living arrangements can be a major event for an older person.

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Legal Services

Attorneys can become certified elder law specialists.

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Long-Term Care and Health Care Facilities

Facilities where professionals care for people with chronic or acute illnesses or injuries.

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Social Security

Full retirement age is currently at age 66 years and 10 months (2021).

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Medicare

Medicare covers most medical expenses for Americans over the age of 65.

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Medicaid/TennCare

Administered by the state, Medicaid provides medical services to eligible individuals.

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TennCare CHOICES for Long-Term Care

Medicaid pays for nursing home care when a person meets financial and medical criteria.

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-term care insurance covers some or all of the costs of nursing home care.

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Reverse Mortgages

A reverse mortgage allows homeowners to use home equity as security for a loan.