The Commission is dedicated to working for older Tennesseans and adults with disabilities by providing leadership and guidance for a system that promotes health, dignity, independence, and security through an array of community and in-home services, the protection of rights, and the implementation of best practices.
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A chronic disease is any condition not passed from person to person and that persists for long periods of time. Examples of chronic diseases are hypertension, stroke, arthritis, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and asthma. For people diagnosed with a chronic disease, proper management can help improve quality of life.
Sooner or later, something is going to go wrong for a lot of Tennesseans, all at the same time . It could be a tornado outbreak, a winter storm, an earthquake, another flood, or something none of us has even considered. These types of disasters are especially hard on senior citizens and people with special needs. Learn how to plan for people who may need extra help when the worst happens.
Our senior population is growing rapidly. Sadly, the number of people who want to take advantage of seniors is also growing. Learn the signs of abuse and what you can do to help prevent and stop it.
Even for an otherwise healthy older adult, a fall can open the door to other problems. And for an older adult already suffering from an illness or disability, a fall can make those existing problems even worse. Accidents happen to everyone, but there are things we can all do to minimize the risks.
Livable communities allow all people to maintain independence and quality of life through economic prosperity, built and natural environments, affordable and accessible housing, adequate mobility options, and engagement in civic and social life.
The State Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Council was created by the Tennessee General Assembly as a result of Chapter 955 of the Public Acts of 2018. The purpose of the council is to continually assess the status of palliative care, including barriers to care, in Tennessee.
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