Eldercare Resources

In today's work force many employees find themselves with increasing responsibilities at both home and work. Providing care for an older adult may be one of your increasing responsibilities. Whether you have just begun to care for an older adult or your current caregiving situation has changed, it is important to familiarize yourself with some resources to assist you in your caregiving duties.

Employment Assistance Program, Magellan Health Services

Magellan Health provides easy to find, confidential assistance that is available every hour of every day. This service is offered by your employer at no cost to you. Contact the State of Tennessee Employee Assistance Program at 1-800-308-4934.

MTSU Human Resources Department - Long Term Care Insurance

Effective July 1, 2003, the State of Tennessee began offering Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) for employees, retirees and eligible family members (spouse, parents, parents-in-law and dependent children 18 to 24). The LTC plan is provided through MedAmerica Insurance Company, headquartered in Rochester, New York. For more information contact a Benefits Coordinator at 615-898-2929 or email: hrs@mtsu.edu.

Free Legal Clinic

The JAWC, with the help of the Rutherford-Cannon County Bar Association, holds free legal clinic for all MTSU Students, Faculty and Staff. The attorneys offer non-binding consultation for a wide range of topics including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, landlord-tenant disputes, financial problems, and family issues. Appointments are necessary, as space is limited. To register or to get more information, please call 898-2193. Consultations are confidential.

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc.

The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations and others who work with older clients and their families. Some of the issues NAELA members assist their clients with include, but are not limited to: public benefits, probate and estate planning, guardianship/conservatorship, and health and long-term care planning.

Council on Aging

Web Directory of Senior Services, produced by the Council on Aging of Greater Nashville.

U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Handbook of Elder Care Resources for the Federal Workplace

Tennessee Area Agency on Aging & Disability

Provides older adults with information, assessment, and referral to community resources. Also provides intake services for AAAD administered programs for older adults and persons with disabilities. Counseling and assistance available concerning Medicare and other health related insurance.

Aging Parents and Elder Care - Senior Care Resource

Providing care for our aging parents or elderly spouse can be very frustrating, with new surprises almost every day. Whether you provide eldercare for aging parents in your home, or manage elder care from a distance, most of us don't know where to go for reliable answers - or even what questions to ask. This senior care resource can help you with a variety of articles, comprehensive checklists, links to key resources, a support group - and more.

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice is the nation's largest trade association representing the interests and concerns of home care agencies, hospices, and home care aide organizations. This website contains links for an Agency Locator and general information about home care (click on Consumer Info).