With just over 1 of every 8 Americans aged 40 to 60 caring for a parent, in addition to between 7 to 10 million adults caring for their aging parents from a long distance.Fortunately, there are federal, state and even local government programs that can help you make ends meet, find and afford care for your loved one and even obtain respite care for yourself.
There are several resources available to you to help.
Adult Protective Services
To report abuse, neglect, self- neglect and financial exploitation of an elderly or disabled adult.
Alzheimer’s Association 24-Hour Hotline
Dept. of Intellectual & Development Disabilities
Disability Rights Tennessee
Legal Aid Society of East Tennessee
Works to ensure equal justice for elderly, abused, and low income persons, providing a wide range of civil legal assistance and advocacy.
423-464-5481 (Cleveland Office)
Medicare Fraud (TBI)
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Social Security Hotline
Southeast Area Agency on Aging and Disability
Choices Program, Congregate Meal Program, Family Caregiver Support Program, Home Delivered Meals, Homemaker Services, Health Promotion Programs, Relative Caregiver, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency (SETHRA)
Choices Program (Family Caregiver Support, Personal Care Services, Minor Home Modifications, Respite
Care, Personal Care), Homemakers Services, OPTIONS for Home and Community Based Services
423-745-8095 (Local Phone Number)
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Provide free and objective Medicare counseling and assistance.
TNcare Consumer Advocacy
Helps Tennesseans get, use, and keep TennCare.
Tennessee Department of Veterans Services
Tennessee Disability Coalition
Tennessee Help Line
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