TennCare 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