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Older Adult Services

Older Adult Programs serve adults who have mental health needs and their families and caregivers. The Older Adult Programs serve adults aged 50 years or older who have no other way of obtaining services. Participants may have Medicare only or pay privately. Individuals participating in these programs will not be eligible for case management under Tennessee’s Medicaid Program.

Are you or a loved one diagnosed with a mental illness and seeking placement in a nursing facility? Inquire about a Pre-admission Screening or Resident Review. PASRR is a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation for applicants to Medicaid-certified nursing facilities who suspect they may be, or have been diagnosed with a mental illness.

The SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) effort in Tennessee is an initiative designed to increase access to SSI/SSDI for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

If you are 19 years of age or older, have a serious mental illness, and have no behavioral health insurance, you may qualify for the Behavioral Health Safety Net of TN program. See if you qualify for the Behavioral Health Safety Net of Tennessee program, and find agencies who provide services.

If you are a caregiver and/or family member, learn about the support systems and programs in place for you.

Adult Protective Services staff investigate reports of abuse, neglect (including self-neglect) or financial exploitation of adults who are unable to protect themselves due to a physical or mental limitation. 

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federally funded program that provides reimbursement for eligible meals that are served to participants who meet age and income requirements.