Independence

Independence builds on our long-standing commitment to help seniors and adults with disabilities live independently. We help seniors and adults with disabilities achieve a more comfortable and affordable living.

Independence includes three areas of advocacy:

  1. CHOICES long term services and supports
  2. Elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation
  3. Enrolling seniors and adults with disabilities in five core public benefits.
    • The five core benefit programs are: Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs), Medicare Part D Extra Help (LIS), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food stamps), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and TennCare. We assist in completing applications and all other enrollment steps for seniors and adults with disabilities across Tennessee.

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CHOICES

CHOICES is Tennessee’s long-term care program for people over 65 and people with disabilities. CHOICES might help you or your loved one get long-term care. CHOICES can help you get home care you need to stay in the community. It might also pay for care in a nursing home. There are three different levels of CHOICES. Click here to learn more about CHOICES.

To get help with CHOICES, call our CHOICES Client Advocate, Sarah, at 615-846-4713.

Enrollment

We help seniors and adults with disabilities enroll in five core programs: Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs), Medicare Part D Extra Help (LIS), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food stamps), Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and TennCareClick here to learn more about these programs.

For help enrolling in one or more of the five core benefits, call TJC’s Senior Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator, Jana, at 615- 846-4703.

Well Being

It’s not always easy to recognize elder abuse when it happens to you or someone you know. The Tennessee Justice Center provides civil legal representation to seniors 60 and older who have experienced physical or emotional abuse, neglect or financial exploitation.

For more information, call our Elder Justice Attorney, Shelby, at 615-846-4715.

Tennessee Justice Center is aware that this information and any accompanying material may contain confidential or privileged information intended for the exclusive use of Tennessee Justice Center for the purposes of obtaining assistance with enrolling in public benefit programs. Thereby, Tennessee Justice Center will not duplicate  distribute, publish, reproduce, or use this information, in whole or in part, for any reason other than an intended for public benefit enrollment unless consent is provided.