In order to assist with the needs of our patient population, we have identified community resources that can be utilized by our healthcare professionals to coordinate care as well as connect our patients with vital information to help with important health decisions and assist with self-care.
Advance Directives Resources
This link will take you to the Tennessee state website for Advance Directive Resources. Advance Directives are health care decisions made in advance of trauma or major illness such as Advance Care Plan, Living Will, and Medical Power of Attorney. This link contains all the resources, including forms and other information, you might need in order let your family and doctor know your wishes in the event that you are unable to make decisions for yourself.
Alzheimer's Tennessee is a non-profit organization which provides suport for those affected by Alzheimer's and related diseases. Resources provided include family support, community education, and advocation of needs and rights of Alzheimer's patients as well as resarch for its prevention, cure, and treatment.
Knoxville, TN Meals-on-Wheels and & Senior Meals ProgramsThis link provides resources to find meal programs for seniors in East Tennessee. If you cannot find a program near you, please use the link at the bottom of their page to contact Meal Call and they will attempt to help you the best they can. Meal Call is an organization of volunteers with the purpose of helping people find local senior meal programs, recruit volunteers, and help businesses develop corporate sponsorship and volunteer programs for senior meal programs.
ETHRA Transportation ServiceThe East Tennessee Human Resource Association provides low-cost services to help individuals get to medical and other appointments. This link provides information on fares, eligibility, schedules, etc. to get a ride.
Smoking CessationDownload Summit's handout on smoking cessation, which contains information and tips to help you kick the habit. Includes an 800 stop smoking helpline.
Tennessee Statewide 2-1-1 Resource NetworkThis link will take you to the Tennessee Statewide 2-1-1 Resource sponsored by United Way. The link will help you find resources by services that offer the following: basic needs, consumer services, criminal justice and legal services, education, environment and public health/safety, healthcare, income support and employment, individual and family life, mental health and substance abuse services, organizational/community international services.