(865) 588-3700 • Monica J. Franklin is a Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, the ABA approved entity for certifying attorneys as Specialists in Elder Law. info@monicafranklinelderlaw.com

LINKS

SPECIAL_NEEDSCOMMUNITY RESOURCES

City of Knoxville
Knox County
Map of Knox County
Knox County Office on Aging
Knox County Health Department

Map of Knoxville
Knoxville News Sentinel
City of Farragut

LOCAL NEWSPAPERS

Knoxville News Sentinel
Farragut Press   
The Daily Press, Maryville, TN  
Sevier County  The Mountain Press
Seymour Herald
Loudon Times
The Shopper News is a newspaper for various communities in Knox County, such as Bearden, Powell, etc.

PLANNING AHEAD

Dr. Phelps describes our community’s participation in the collaborative project called “Conversation Ready”.
The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for care at the end of life.
National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16, 2015, and this organization has put together a list of resources regarding Healthcare Advance
Directives. www.NHDD.org
Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment Paradigm, www.POLST.org, is an approach to end of life planning based on conversations between patients, their loved ones and healthcare professionals designed to ensure that seriously ill or frail patients can choose the treatment they want or do not want and that their wishes are documented and honored.

STATE OF TENNESSEE

TennCare provides a website for Long Term Care Services and Supports
Information about establishing and administering Special Needs Trusts: www.specialneedsalliance.org
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys: www.naela.org
National Elder Law Foundation: www.nelf.org.
 

 


LOCAL RESOURCES FOR SENIORS

Knox County Office on Aging
The Knox County Office on Aging is a great resource for community services and programs available for older adults. You may also download the Knox County Senior Services Directory, commonly called “Yellow Book” which contains a wealth of information.
Blount County has published the Blount County Senior Services Directory   click on Resources tab.
City of Knoxville Senior Centers
City of Knoxville Senior Services
Knoxville Social Services
One of the many services offered by our Office on Aging is a program called Knox Paws (Placing Animals With Seniors)
See also the website for our Young-Williams Animal Center.
East Tennessee Human Resource Agency.
You will also find free help with picking a Part D prescription drug plan through the AMOS program. AMOS is the acronym for “Affordable Medicine Options for Seniors”.

AGING RELATED…

American Society on Aging
The American Society on Aging is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the knowledge and skills of those working with older adults and their families. Site offers useful resources on a variety of aging-related topics.
Web Site: www.asaging.org

National Council on the Aging
The National Council on the Aging is an association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons. The Senior’s Corner section of the site contains health related resources and tips.
Web Site: www.ncoa.org

Alzheimer’s of East Tennessee

Tennessee website for Long Term Support and Services.

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT LINKS

For a listing of federal websites that offer valuable information on a range of critical eldercare issues, click here.
The Medicare website: www.medicare.gov.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: www.cms.gov.
The federal website for Medicaid: www.medicaid.gov.
The Social Security website. www.ssa.gov.
To view historic pictures, posters and films related to Social Security.
This website provides resources for people with a disability: www.disability.gov.
www.Regulations.gov.
You may register your number on the National Do Not Call List, among other things, at the website of the Federal Trade Commission.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a page dedicated to Financial Protection for Older Americans.
Using the links on that page, you may download the Managing Someone Else’s Money for Powers of Attorney, Guardians (or Conservators), or Trustees.
For assistance with Medicare questions, you may contact the State Healthy Insurance Program (SHIP).

MEDICARE AND YOU: the official U.S. Government Medicare Handbook

LEGAL RESEARCH

The Library of Congress provides a website for legislative information in the spirit of Thomas Jefferson.
Cornell University has a website with free legal information.

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