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Elder Abuse Hotline: 1-888-APS-TENN or 1-888-277-8366
Elder Abuse Reporting Number: (865) 594-5685
• Tennessee Abuse Registry
• Protecting Tennessee's Vulnerable Adults - a field guide
• Tennessee Adult Protection Act
• Rights of Nursing Home Patients - Tennessee Code
• Well Spouse Association - The Well Spouse™ Association advocates for and addresses the needs of individuals caring for a chronically ill and/or disabled spouse/partner. They offer peer to peer support and educate health care professionals and the general public about the special challenges and unique issues "well" spouses face every day.
• ElderCare Rights Alliance - ElderCare Rights Alliance offers guidance, advocacy, and education to families, community members, elders, and professionals.
• National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) - The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 50 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic illness or disability or the frailties of old age. NFCA reaches across the boundaries of diagnoses, relationships and life stages to help transform family caregivers' lives by removing barriers to health and well being.
• Children of Aging Parents - Children of Aging Parents is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is to assist the nation's nearly 54 million caregivers of the elderly or chronically ill with reliable information, referrals and support, and to heighten public awareness that the health of the family caregivers is essential to ensure quality care of the nation's growing elderly population.
• Knoxville Family Justice Center - The Knoxville Family Justice Center serves domestic violence and sexual assault victims. This comprehensive support center provides co-located services for victims and their children including prosecutors, detectives, clergy and social service professionals.
• Department of Human Services - Services for Adults
• Tennessee Long Term Care Program (Ombudsman)
• Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability
• National Council on Aging (NCOA)- Improving the lives of older Americans.
• National Elder Law Foundation
• National Institute on Aging (U.S. National Institutes of Health) - NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research.
• National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) - The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates before the courts, Congress and federal agencies to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly and disabled Americans.
• Older Americans Act - Congress passed the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1965 in response to concern by policymakers about a lack of community social services for older persons. The original legislation established authority for grants to States for community planning and social services, research and development projects, and personnel training in the field of aging. The law also established the Administration on Aging (AoA) to administer the newly created grant programs and to serve as the Federal focal point on matters concerning older persons.
• United States Senate Special Committee on Aging - Throughout its existence, the Special Committee on Aging has served as a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans. Often, the Committee will submit its findings and recommendations for legislation to the Senate. In addition, the Committee publishes materials of assistance to those interested in public policies which relate to the elderly.
• Administration on Aging - The mission of AoA is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective system of home and community-based services that helps elderly individuals maintain their health and independence in their homes and communities.
• National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse - The National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's most vulnerable citizens. It was established in 1988 to achieve a clearer understanding of abuse and provide direction and leadership to prevent it. The Committee is one of three partners that make up the National Center on Elder Abuse, which is funded by Congress to serve as the nation's clearinghouse on information and materials on abuse and neglect.
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