Support for Elderly & Disabled
In-Home Care for Elderly & Disabled
The State of Tennessee has many openings in the In-Home Care Program for the elderly and disabled. Do you have a friend or loved one who needs assistance to continue living at home? The In-Home Care Program can help provide for this person's care.
Requirements are: being 21 years of age, having a caregiver, and being eligible for Medicaid. Benefits include being able to live at home with family and/or friends, plus the ability to maintain independence and a familiar lifestyle.
Services covered include:
- Case management
- Emergency response systems
- Home-delivered meals
- Minor home modifications
- Personal care
- Respite care
The program is administered through the South Central Tennessee Development District/Area Agency on Aging and Disability. The toll-free information number is 866-836-6678.
Seniors Join Todays Workforce
A 2020 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report projected a 2.8% workforce participation increase for people over 75 by 2023. Seniors are continuing or returning to work for various reasons, including personal finances, enjoyment of what they do, and a desire to keep active.
ResumeBuilder created a guide that provides information for seniors looking to re-enter the workforce. The resource includes instructions on how to use the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), resources for older veterans, and state-specific job boards and employment resources.
You can view it here: https://www.resumebuilder.com/senior-employment-programs-and-resources/.
Seniors: Fight Fraud in Medicare Billing
Did you know that $1 out of every $7 spent on Medicare is paid inappropriately due to error, fraud, or abuse? This costs all Americans money - in higher taxes, higher premiums, and a decrease of available Medicare services. It is also a dishonor to our elderly family and friends.
The South Central Tennessee Development District's Area Agency on Aging and Disability is offering Senior Citizens help fighting Medicare and TennCare fraud, waste, and abuse. The program is called the Senior Medicare Patrol Project.
The Senior Medicare Patrol Project has a toll-free phone number staffed by caring, knowledgeable people. Seniors or their caregivers can call with questions about the accuracy of Medicare and TennCare bills. Staff members will then follow up to help correct the bills. There is no cost for the confidential service. The number is 877-801-0044.
Property Tax Relief
A website is available for information on Property Tax Relief for Elderly, Disabled and Disabled Veteran Homeowners. Tax relief is available for both City of Lawrenceburg and Lawrence County property taxes. Contact the City at 931-762-4459 for information and documents necessary to apply for relief.