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For many older adults and people with disabilities, accessing and navigating TennCare’s CHOICES program isn’t easy. Understanding all the processes and nuances of one of the most restrictive programs in the nation can feel daunting and overwhelming. To help healthcare providers, lawyers and advocates unlock these resources for their patients and clients, Tennessee Justice Center is hosting a two-hour virtual workshop focused on cutting through the red tape of the CHOICES program.   

During this hands-on simulation, participants with the guidance of our legal team will actively work through a case study featuring a family in need of long-term care support and resources. Join us today! You won’t want to miss this interactive session focused on helping individuals access the home care or nursing home care they need.  

REGISTER HERE 

The CHOICES workshop is exclusive to 20 attendees only. 

SESSION TOPICS: 

  • Overview of financial and medical requirements  
  • In-depth review of how estate recovery works  
  • Tips on how to apply for medical and financial hardships waivers  
  • Guidelines on how to prepare for a pre-admission examination (PAE)  
  • Direction on how and when to request a Safety Determination  

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS: 

Pam Wright, Certified Elder Law Attorney – Pam earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and her law degree at Duke University. She has extensive experience in working with clients of all ages who have special needs or are facing the challenges of long-term care. She is certified as a specialist in Elder Law by the Board of Certification of the National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). NELF’s Elder Law Certification Program is the only elder law program accredited by the American Bar Association. Pam is a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She is past Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, a member of the section’s Executive Committee and chaired the T.B.A. Special Committee on Conservatorship Practice and Procedure.  

Katie Ann Twiggs, TJC Independence Team Lead and Client Advocate – Katie has a degree in social work from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has spent her career working with various public health agencies including the East Tennessee Area Agency on Aging and Disability. She has extensive experience helping seniors and people with disabilities apply for the TennCare CHOICES program. In addition to serving clients, she leads the TJC’s Independence Team which advocates and educates the community about health benefits available for seniors and Tennesseans with physical and mental disabilities.