OPTIONS for Community Living

OPTIONS for Community Living is a state-funded program. The program was created to provide the elderly, as well as adults with disabilities, home- and community-based service choices. This program is available through the local Area Agencies on Aging and Disability.

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the OPTIONS program, an individual must:

  • Be a resident of Tennessee
  • Be eighteen (18) years of age or older
  • Must meet Activities of Daily Living (ADL) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) limitation requirements.

Consumers of OPTIONS services are adults with physical and/or cognitive disabilities (excluding individuals with intellectual disability). There is no income eligibility requirement for this program. However, there is a sliding fee scale based on income.

What kinds of services are available?

The services funded through the state for OPTIONS are provided to clients based on availability and level of need. They include the following:

  • Homemaker services
  • Personal care
  • Home delivered meals


Contact your local Area Agency on Aging and Disability's Information and Assistance Line for enrollment in the OPTIONS for Community Living Program, or use the Statewide Toll Free Line: 1-866-836-6678.