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Senior Services Resources
The Greater Nashville Regional Council Area Agency on Aging & Disability
The Greater Nashville Regional Council Area Agency on Aging & Disability is one of nine regional agencies statewide whose mission is to plan programs and services and advocate for the older population and adults with disabilities. The AAAD serves thirteen counties in the Greater Nashville Region of Tennessee: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson.
Tennessee State Health Insurance Program
The Area Agency on Aging and Disability provides Medicare information, education and counseling through the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP). SHIP offers unbiased, objective information free of cost to Medicare beneficiaries and to the community at large.
The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee
The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee strives to ensure that the community values, honors and supports older adults and caregivers by addressing unmet needs through information, advocacy and education.
The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability (formerly the Commission on Aging) was created by the Tennessee General Assembly in 1963. The Commission is the designated state agency on aging and is mandated to provide leadership relative to aging issues on behalf of older persons in the state. Our mission is to bring together and leverage programs, resources, and organizations to protect and ensure the quality of life and independence of older Tennesseans and adults with disabilities.
OPTIONS for Community Living
State-funded program to provide homemaker service personal care and home delivered meals for those who qualify.
Call your local AAAD or the Statewide Line at (866) 836-6678
If you want a lawyer and cannot pay for one, you can ask for free legal help at the closest Tennessee Legal Services Program or Legal Aid Office. They can be reached at one of the phone numbers below:
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands: (800) 238-1443
Legal Aid of East Tennessee: (865) 637-0484
West TN Legal Services, Inc.: (731) 423-0616
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.: (901) 523-8822
Tennessee Bar Association: (615) 383-7421 or (800) 899-6993
TN Free Legal Answers (statewide/online only)
An online tool to ask a legal question and get an answer from a Tennessee Attorney.
Tennessee Justice Center
Helps Tennesseans with health care issues
(877) 608-1009 or (615) 255-0331
STATE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM:
This program provides assistance to elderly Tennesseans residing in nursing homes, homes for the aged, and assisted care living facilities. The Ombudsman is available to help residents and their families resolve questions or problems and will advocate for solutions to problems for qualified residents of long-term care facilities.
Lauren Meeker, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman
Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
502 Deaderick Street, 9th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 837-5112 or toll free (877) 236-0013
Or review a list of Tennessee’s District Long-Term Care Ombudsman to find and contact your local ombudsman.
OTHER TENNESSEE RESOURCES:
Tennessee Respite Coalition
Provides relief to family caregivers through a statewide respite hotline, voucher program, volunteer respite and senior companion program.
Mental Health America
Provides support groups, in-home caregiver trainings, and educational programs for family members of those affected by mental illness.
(615) 269-5355 or (866) 535-3825
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder
Free information and referral resources for persons with disabilities.
Tennessee Department of Veteran Services
Provides help to Tennessee Veterans and their families
Tennessee Board for Licensing Health Care Facilities
Responsible for maintaining the requirements for licensure and has authority to remove or suspend a license
Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs
Investigates consumer disputes from Tennessee residents
(800) 342-8385 or (615) 741-4737
OTHER RESOURCES – FINANCIAL
Social Security Administration
OTHER RESOURCES – HEALTH CARE
Referrals to local support groups, educational materials, and a helpline.
QSource Medicare Beneficiary Protection Program
Can submit quality of care concerns or ask Medicare coverage questions.
Elder Care Locator
Help identifying community resources for seniors.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Works to prevent fraud, deception, and unfair business practices.
Offers drivers safety, tax assistance, and other senior resources.
National Council on Aging
Offers senior resources for economic security and healthy aging.