GNRC helps to promote, screen, and coordinate a variety of home and community-based services on behalf of state and federal funding programs. These programs are intended to empower seniors, disabled adults and other targeted populations to remain independent in their home and/or community for as long as possible. The programs focus on connecting applicants to agencies that provide transportation, meal preparation, housework, managing medication, and other necessary life-sustaining support services.
TennCare CHOICES Program
This federally-funded program provides long-term care for clients who qualify for Medicaid and meets the level of care that could be provided in a nursing home. GNRC assists TennCare by helping to identify and screen candidates for the program.
To qualify for CHOICES, you must need the level of care provided in a nursing home, and qualify for Medicaid long-term care.
To qualify for CHOICES HCBS, you must be 65 years of age or older, or 21 years of age or older and have a physical disability.
What does CHOICES Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) cover?
- Personal care visits
- Attendant care
- Homemaker services
- Home-delivered meals
- Personal emergency response systems
- Adult day care
- In-home respite care
- In-patient respite care
- Assistive technology
- Minor home modifications
- Pest control
- Community-based residential alternatives
- Nursing homes
More information about the CHOICES program click here.
OPTIONS for Community Living Program
This state-funded program is considered a last resort. To be eligible for this program, the applicant must be a Tennessee resident who has difficulty caring for themselves or their home. GNRC assists the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability by screening applicants to determine qualifications and by coordinating the delivery of the necessary services and support.
There is no income eligibility requirement for this program; however, there is a cost-share, a sliding scale fee, if your income is above a certain level. Currently, there is a waiting list in ALL 13 counties in our service area.
NOTE: GNRC does not provide transportation services or assist with medication management. These services are provided by partner agencies through referrals from GNRC.