Knoxville News Sentinel
The Daily Press, Maryville, TN
Sevier County The Mountain Press
The Shopper News is a newspaper for various communities in Knox County, such as Bearden, Powell, etc.
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
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”.
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
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.
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).