In addition to providing compassionate care to our senior residents, we also want to be a provider of valuable resources and information to seniors, their family members, caregivers and professionals as they address or help meet the changing needs of seniors. We hope you will find this information helpful.
Click on the links below to learn more.
Recognizing the Need for Senior Care Services – Here is a helpful list of visible signs that your loved one may need assistance with their daily life activities.
Learn more about the signs.
A Guide to Visiting Senior Living Communities – Now that you've decided that a senior care facility is needed for your loved one, take along this handy guide to help assess the community.
Read and view the printable guide.
Glossary of Senior Care Terms - There is a lot of new terminology that you may encounter as you start the process of researching senior care communities. Here is a list of terms and the definitions to help you make sense of it all.
Search the Glossary of Senior Care terms.
Health Care Resources
Tennessee AARP (American Association for Retired People)
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.
AGIS (AssistGuide Information Services)
Helpful information for caregivers as they negotiate elder care.
(The Alliance for Powerful Change)
Provides locally-based technical assistance, convening learning and action networks (LANs) to share best practices, and collecting and analyzing data to drive and spread improvements in healthcare quality, to lead the charge for powerful change and positive transformation in healthcare.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association advances research to end Alzheimer's and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.
Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA)
The Alzheimer's Foundation of America was founded in 2002 to provide optimal care and services to individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses and to their families and caregivers. With a network of more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide, it provides guidance to direct care and services.
Caris HealthCare, L.P.
Specializes in hospice care services in NHC-owned and managed healthcare centers located in TN, SC, MO and VA.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). It administrates numerous programs including: Medicare, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the Health Insurance Marketplace.
A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. You can also call 1-800-677-1116.
Medicare is a federal system of health care insurance for people over the age of 65 and for certain younger people with disabilities. To apply for Medicare benefits, contact your local Social Security Office. The toll free number is 1-800-772-1213.
Medicaid is a government program that provides health coverage for lower-income, families and children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. It is financed by the federal and state governments and operated by each state.
Tennessee Health Care Association
The Tennessee Health Care Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping maintain the high standards of licensed long-term care facilities in the Volunteer State.
United Way 2-1-1
When you call 211, Tennessee's Community Services Help Line, you'll get a real person, one who is trained to help you sort out your needs, and then give you phone numbers and addresses of the closest places where you can get help.