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As the saying goes, “Knowledge is power.” At Senior Helpers, we see the truth in that saying all the time, when our clients and their families are informed, they feel empowered to decide what is best for their situations.

There is a wealth of resources available for senior citizens and their families, covering every topic from general care to specific illnesses. Learn from these resources to make informed decision about your family’s needs. The more informed you are, the better we can serve you. We have gathered trusted, informative resources to help you find solutions to your senior home care needs.

Links to Helpful Resources

We have gathered trusted, informative resources both nationally and locally to help you find solutions

Local Resources

Alzheimer’s Association Mid Tennessee Chapter

The local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association provides you with information and guides you activities planned in your community in the near future.

TennCare Choices Program (TN Medicaid)

The Choices Program provides assistance for those needing care and cannot afford it. You can start the process of applying by calling the AAAD at (615)255-1010 or contact us for guidance.

American Association of Retired People – Tennessee

The local chapter of the AARP provides a list of special event and a location for retired people to use as an information resource.

Tennessee Respite Coalition

The Tennessee Respite Coalition (TRC) provides relief to families and caregivers.

If there is a particular resource that you do not see listed here or want to add a resource to this page please contact us at (615)591-7007 or e-mail us at sferrari@seniorhelpers.com.

National Resources

National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc (NAELA)

The NAELA provides you with a comprehensive list of elder care attorneys and resources needed to find information when choosing one.

Your Guide to Supporting Family Members with Dementia

This free, informative video can assist you in your efforts to help your family member with dementia.

Your Family’s Guide to Navigating Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is a unique challenge for caregivers. Request this free video to learn how you can best assist a family member with Parkinson’s disease.

AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. They are dedicated to enhancing quality of life for all as we age. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

The AFA seeks to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families—through member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.

Medicare.gov

It is a common misconception that Medicare covers the cost of all long term care once you hit the age of 65. This, unfortunately, is not the case. Medicare.gov is a great resource to learn the types of care that are covered by Medicare, and where you may need to plan for supplementary insurance or funding to cover healthcare costs.

National Council on Aging

Tips, tools and resources to help older adults and caregivers of seniors to stay independent.

The Parkinson's Foundation

The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. Here they share some things to consider when additional help is needed.

Paying for Care- Long Term Care Funding Options

How people pay for long-term care—whether they receive care at home or in a hospital, assisted living facility, or nursing home—depends on their financial situation and the type of care they need. Many people may rely on a variety of payment sources, including personal funds (“out-of-pocket”), government programs, and private financing options. This overview from the National Institute on Aging provides a good summary

Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with affiliate locations across the United States offering a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum to support improved quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease. Find a class in your area today.

Teepa Snow- Positive Approach to Care

Senior Helpers is honored to partner with dementia care expert Teepa Snow, a nationally renowned leader in the senior care industry with more than 30 years’ experience. Read more about Teepa here.