Helpful Phone Numbers

Caregiver Assistance and Guardianship Information    
1-866-836-6678 (toll free) (Health Insurance Marketplace)    
1-800-318-2596 (toll free)

Information and Assistance    
1-866-836-6678 (toll free)

Legal Aid (free services through the Tennessee Legal Services Program or Legal Aid Office)
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands:   800-238-1443
Legal Aid of East Tennessee:   865-637-0484
West TN Legal Services, Inc.:   731-423-0616
Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.:   901-523-8822 

1-800-633-4227 (toll free)

Ombudsman (representation for people in nursing homes or other assisted living or long-term care facilities)    
1-877-236-0013 (toll free)

Report Elder Abuse (physical and financial)    
1-888-277-8366 (toll free) *In an emergency, dial 911.

*You can also report elder abuse online to Tennessee Adult Protective Services.

Social Security    
1-800-772-1213 (toll free)

TN Disability Pathfinder    

TN Commission on Aging and Disability    

TN SHIP (Medicare questions and counseling)    
1-877-801-0044 (toll free)

Home Renovation and Modification

Are you planning to renovate or modify your home as you, or as loved ones, age? Even something as seemingly simple as a ramp requires know-how to be made safe and long-lasting. Make sure that any contractor you hire is licensed by the State, and don't just take their word for it. Even companies that claim to be able to report on in-state businesses may not get it right. 

Anyone can check a Tennessee business license through the Department of Commerce and Insurance on the state website.