We have identified some community services that can assist our patient population in connecting with valuable resources. This information can assist our patients with linkage to vital programs that can enable them to make important health decisions and assist with self-care.
Advance Directive Resources
Click Here for the Tennessee state website for Advance Directive resources. Advance Directives are health care decisions made in advance of major illness or trauma. They can include an Advance Care Plan, Living Will, and/or Medical Power of Attorney. This link includes resources and forms you may need in order to let your family know your wishes in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself.
Alzheimer’s Tennessee if a non-profit organization that provides support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and related diseases. Resource information includes family support, community education, and advocacy regarding needs and rights of Alzheimer’s patients. The organization also supports research for prevention, cure, and treatment. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Tennessee State Wide 211
Tennessee State Wide 211 is an organization sponsored by United Way. This link will provide resource information for the following services: basic needs, consumer services, criminal justice and legal services, education, environment and public health/safety, healthcare, income support and employment, individual and family life, mental health and substance abuse services, organizational/community services, etc. CLICK HERE to learn more.
ETHRA Transportation Services
The East Tennessee Human Resource Association provides low-cost services to help individuals get to medical and other appointments. This link provides information on fares, eligibility, schedules, etc. for transportation services.
American Red Cross
This link will provide information about the American Red Cross services that are provided locally and internationally. Information can be found regarding disaster relief, CPR and Emergency training, blood donation, etc.
Senior Services in Tennessee
The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability is an information and referral link that provides services for caregivers, long term care ombudsman, information and assistance, nutrition services, OPTIONS for community living, Public guardianship, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), etc. CLICK HERE to learn more.
WebMD Smoking Cessation Health Center is an online educational resource to help your stop smoking. Smoking has been found to cause cancer, breathing problems, heart attacks, and stroke. Secondhand smoke has been found to cause asthma and breathing problems. This link will provide resources for support groups, and information that can help you quit.