The TCAD is the state agency on aging; it provides leadership on aging issues on behalf of older persons in the state. Through programs, resources and organizations, TCAD strives to protect and ensure the quality of life and independence of older Tennesseans and adults with disabilities.
The Alzheimer’s Association provides education and support for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, their families and caregivers, including a 24/7 hotline for emergency placement, local resources, wandering issues, communication tips, behaviors and overall basic information.
HCBS, which is housed with the Commission on Aging and Disability, HCBS provides adults age 60 and over and adults with physical disabilities an alternative to long-term care facilities. Two programs — OPTIONS for Community Living and Title III-B — are offered through HCBS and include homemaker services, personal care and home-delivered meals.
Housed under the Commission on Aging and Disability, the Senior Volunteer Transportation Network is a coalition of volunteer transportation programs throughout the state. Volunteer drivers use their personal vehicles to assist Tennesseans 60-plus with essential rides in their communities. Those trips may be to doctors office, pharmacy, grocery shopping, beauty/barber shop and social events. Rides are provided Monday-Friday and priority is given to doctor appointments. Volunteer drivers are always needed; contact a program coordinator in your region.
TDVS serves as liaison for veterans and their families to connect them with resources and services that improve their quality of life, access to education, business resources and high-quality jobs. Veterans Resource Coordinators help veterans and their families file claims for federal benefits and connect customers with federal, state and local resources.
The Human Rights Commission is an independent state agency that enforces the state’s anti-discrimination laws — the Tennessee Human Rights Act and the Tennessee Disability Act — by educating the public and investigating those who violate the laws.
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