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Government Information

Contact your legislators, mayors, governor, and social security.

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Serves relatives raising grandchildren or other relatives raising children related to them.

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Home Health Care

Provide skilled nursing, nurses’ aides, therapy, and social services.

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Homemaker, Sitters & In-Home Services

Providers in Tennessee are licensed as Personal Support Services Agencies.

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Home Organizing, Downsizing & Moving

Seniors often need help with a housing transition.

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Home Repair & Modification

Limited help with minor home repairs, modifications, and weatherization.

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Home Security

Free, noncommercial assessments of home crime or fire risks.

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Hospice

Nursing care and emotional support for those in the last six months of life.

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Hospitals

Hospitals offer a variety of services and levels of care.

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Housing

Senior Housing options are divided here by level-of-care needs.

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Information & Referral

Local, regional, and national aging services.

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Legal Services

For help with legal issues important to seniors and families.

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Libraries

Books, movies, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, audiobooks, and e-books.

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Live-In Help

A sitter can be needed round-the-clock for a frail senior.

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Loan Closets

Nonprofits that loan home medical equipment to those unable to buy or rent.

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Medical Care

Clinics and health centers that offer care especially for seniors or low-income persons.

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Medical Equipment & Supplies

Medical equipment and supplies are sold by local retail outlets and also may be purchased online.

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Medical Information & Health Education

Education and information, support group referrals, and other assistance.

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Medical Insurance & Financing

Most listed here are associated with public insurance (Medicare and TennCare).

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Mental Health Services

Including emergency services, assessment, and ongoing treatment.

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Nursing Homes

Objective information, help in selection, and problem resolution.

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Paid Stipend Programs

Foster Grandparents Program and Senior Companion Program.

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Personal Emergency Response Systems

Enable seniors to remain independent and provide 24-hour contact.

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Personal Support Services Agencies

Sitters, escorted transportation, grocery shopping, meal preparation, companionship, and light housekeeping.

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Pet Services

In addition to the listed pet services, there are mobile pet grooming services.

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Rehabilitation Services

Services include physical, occupational, respiratory, cardio, and other kinds of therapy.

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Prescription Drug Assistance

Resources for money-saving benefits and general assistance.

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Respite

Respite is short-term relief for caregivers by providing a trained substitute.

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Retirement Benefits

Railroad Retirement Board and Social Security Administration.

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Senior Advocacy Groups

AARP and Knoxville-Knox County Council on Aging.

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Senior Centers

Centers offer activities designed for Knox County seniors (minimum age varies).

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Support Groups

Local and online support groups related to aging, family caregiving, and other topics.

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Taxes

Resources for tax counseling and questions.

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Telephone Reassurance

CONTACT Care Line and Senior Care Calls.

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Telephone Service Discounts

Services that help low-income persons better afford telephone installation/activation and service.