Research shows that caregivers do a better job if they take respite.
It is important to take precautions before providing personal information.
It is against the law to abuse, neglect, or exploit a disabled or older adult.
Planning can help families avoid hasty and expensive decisions.
Provide skilled nursing, nurses’ aides, therapy, and social services.
Changing living arrangements can be a major event for an older person.
Attorneys can become certified elder law specialists.
Facilities where professionals care for people with chronic or acute illnesses or injuries.
Full retirement age is currently at age 66 years and 10 months (2021).
Medicare covers most medical expenses for Americans over the age of 65.
Administered by the state, Medicaid provides medical services to eligible individuals.
Medicaid pays for nursing home care when a person meets financial and medical criteria.
Long-term care insurance covers some or all of the costs of nursing home care.
A reverse mortgage allows homeowners to use home equity as security for a loan.
Programs and agencies that offer activities for seniors. Some are free, others vary by cost.
This section includes licensed facilities in Knox and contiguous counties.
Programs that provide information, assessment, or treatment referral for substance-abuse issues.
Services that can benefit Alzheimer’s patients and their families or caregivers.
A multidisciplinary evaluation of a person’s memory or physical and psychological health.
For a description and list of assisted living facilities, see Housing.
A care manager evaluates an older person’s situation to determine services needed.
Resources for computer-related services free to qualifying individuals.
Agencies provide counseling free, on a sliding scale, or bill Medicare, TennCare, or private insurance.
Provides limited help with food, shelter, clothing, utilities, supplies and fuel.
Programs that provide discounted and free care for people who meet eligibility.
A listing of more than a dozen dialysis clinics in Knox County.
The Americans with Disabilities Act protects the civil rights of persons with disabilities.
Services to help drivers stay safely behind the wheel.
Persons 60+ or who are disabled may audit courses for free if space is available.
Information, emergency assistance, and ongoing support for victims of abuse.
Help with the challenge of finding part-time or full-time employment at an older age.
Access to low-cost eye exams, glasses, and rehabilitation for patients with visual impairments.
Services for family or other caregivers taking care of frail persons over age 60.
Affordable access to food, produce, and dietary supplements.
Local volunteers for Funeral Consumers Alliance provide information on ways to reduce funeral expenses.