With funds provided by the Older Americans Act and the Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability, the Aging Commission is able to provide a wide range of community programs. These programs include:
Caregiver Information educates agencies, consumers, and caregivers about their roles and provides needed resources to them. It is important for caregivers to understand conditions, such as dementia, and to identify services to assist with specific needs.
Adult Day Care
Adult Day Care is community-based group programs of care lasting more than three (3) hours per day, but less than twenty-four hours per day. The service is provided according to an individualized plan of care by a licensed provider.
Adult Care/Sitter Adult
Care (Sitter Service) provides a period of relief for the caregiver away from their care giving responsibilities. It affords caregivers the opportunity to tend to personal matters or just have the opportunity to rest.
Personal Emergency Response (PERS)
PERS is an electronic device which enables individuals to secure help in an emergency. The individual may also wear a portable “help” button to allow for mobility. The system is connected to the person’s phone and programmed to signal a response center once a “help” button is activated.
Pest Control is offered to eliminate bugs, rodents, and other pests in the consumer's home. It is important to maintain a safe and healthy home environment.
Support Groups are designed to provide caregivers an opportunity to share their experiences with other caregivers and provide support to each other. In Support Groups, caregivers can discuss issues including problem solving, coping strategies, and other issues that may be of concern to them.
OPTIONS & Older Americans Act (OAA)
Home Delivered Meals
Nutritionally well-balanced meals are delivered to the consumer's home. Special diets can be provided when ordered by the consumer’s physician.
Services consisting of general household activities and chores and errands essential to the consumer's care are provided by a trained homemaker when the consumer is unable to perform such activities.
Nutrition Education promotes better nutrition, physical fitness, or health (as it relates to nutrition) by providing information and instruction to participants and caregivers in individually and in groups.
The goal of Nutritional Counseling is to help individuals identify and adopt changes in their diet to improve their health and to positively impact a disease or condition, i.e., Diabetes.
Personal Care Services (PCS)
These services assist the consumer with activities of daily living and other essential activities that enable the consumer to remain in the home, as an alternative to nursing facility care, including the following: Assistance with activities of daily living (e.g., bathing, personal hygiene, toileting, feeding, dressing). Assistance with maintaining a safe environment.
This service provides meals to eligible clients or other eligible participants at an approved community location. Meals are planned and prepared to: (1) comply with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. (2) provide at least one third of the daily recommended dietary allowances (RDA).
SNAP (Food Stamps)
The SNAP Outreach Program increases seniors’ access to food by educating them about their SNAP eligibility, helping them complete & track applications, and advocating for nutrition benefits. Click Here
This service provides legal advice and representation by an attorney to older individuals and may include counseling or other appropriate assistance by a paralegal or law student under the direct supervision of an attorney. Click here.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
This service addresses complaints or problems of older persons living in, or seeking access to, a long-term care facility.
If you need an Aging Commission representative to give a presentation for your group at your facility, contact our: Outreach Department
Check out our Resource Page for quick links to our Senior Handbook and other useful information.