CHOICES Program

Generally, family members are the majority care providers for disabled or impaired adults. Adult Day Care permits these adults to stay at home versus placement in a nursing home. Adult Day Care enables caregivers to:

  • Retain a job outside of their home
  • Have help with the physical part of caring for a loved one
  • Take time away, which may be a rejuvenator for your relationship
  • Avoid the guilt of putting a parent or loved one in a “home”
  • Obtain respite from what can be a 24-hour responsibility

Adult Day Care is a great choice for  your loved one who:

  • has safety issues when left alone
  • seems unable to provide themselves a structure for daily activities
  • has extended daily periods of isolation and misses others

Who is eligible?

Adults (age 21 and older) with a physical disability and seniors (age 65 and older).

To qualify for and remain in CHOICES, you must:

  • Need the level of care provided in a nursing home; OR
  • Be “at risk” of needing the level of care provided in a nursing home; AND
  • Qualify for Medicaid long- term services and supports

To qualify for Medicaid long-term services and supports: (1) Your income can’t be more than $2,163 per month (If it is, you may be able to set up a Qualifying Income Trust); (2) The total value of things you own can’t be more than $2,000 (The home where you live doesn’t count); AND (3) You can’t have given away or sold anything for less than what it’s worth in the last five (5) years.

For more info:

Nora Buckley, Assistant Executive Director – 731-984-6431
Amy Curtis, Director of Residential Services – 731-984-6417

For specific questions regarding our services or eligibility of a specific individual, please contact us here.

http://www.tn.gov/tenncare/long_choices.shtml

Long-Term Services & Supports Main Line: 1-877-224-0219

TennCare’s Main Line: 1-800-342-3145

Para información acerca de TennCare en español llame al 1-866-311-4290

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