CHOICES AAADTennCare CHOICES in Long-Term Care (or “CHOICES”) is TennCare’s program for long-term care services.  Long-term care includes help doing everyday activities that you may not be able to do for yourself as you grow older, or if you have a physical disability.  These are things like bathing, dressing, and preparing meals.  Long-term care can be provided in a nursing home.  Long-term care can also be provided at home, in the community, or in residential places like Assisted Living Facilities.  Services to help a person stay at home or in the community are called Home and Community-Based Services (or HCBS).  The care you receive in CHOICES depends on your needs.

To be in CHOICES, you must:
•    Need the level of care provided in a nursing home.
•    AND qualify for Medicaid long-term care.

AND to get CHOICES HCBS, you must:
•    Be 65 years of age or older
•    OR be 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

For more information about the CHOICES program, contact your TennCare health plan or call the Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD) at 1-866-836-6678.