What Programs Are Available To Assist Elderly Adults in Tennessee?

Which state department assist seniors in Tennessee? TennCare CHOICES is operated by The Division of TennCare. TennCare is the name for Medicaid in Tennessee.

What programs assist older adults in Tennessee? The Tennessee's CHOICES program includes nursing facility services and home and community-based services (HCBS) for adults 21 years of age and older with a physical disability and seniors (age 65 and older).

What is the best number to call to get started? If you have TennCare and are interested in the CHOICES program, you can call your TennCare health plan (MCO). The number is on your TennCare card. If you don't have TennCare, and are interested in CHOICES, contact your local Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) for free at 1-866-836-6678.

Is there a website? https://www.tn.gov/tenncare/long-term-services-supports.html

Who Qualifies For Assistance?

TennCare CHOICES in Long-Term Services and Supports (or CHOICES for short) is for adults (age 21 and older) with a physical disability and seniors (age 65 and older). CHOICES offers services to help a person live in their own home or in the community. These services are called Home and Community Based Services or HCBS. These services can be provided in the home, on the job, or in the community to assist with daily living activities and allow people to work and be actively involved in their local community. CHOICES also provides care in a nursing home if this is needed.

What Services Are Offered & What Are The Service Limitations?

TennCare CHOICES offers the following services: Personal care visits; Attendant care; Home-delivered meals; Personal Emergency Response System; Adult day care; In-home respite care; In-patient respite care; Assistive technology; Minor home modifications; Pest control, AND Community-Based Residential Alternatives.

Additional Information

TennCare is the name of the Tennessee State Medicaid Agency. It is also the name of the State’s Medicaid Program for medical and behavioral primary care services. The TennCare program provides health care coverage for more than one million people. In addition, the Bureau of TennCare has a variety of long-term care programs managed by the TennCare Division of Developmental Disability Services (TDDDS). These include three Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver programs.