Our Staff:

  • Summer Brown
    Cell 423-802-9572
  • Ashlee Chandler
    Cell 423-598-8176
  • Katrina Shahani
    Cell 423-208-6838
  • Rebecca Haas
    Cell 423-260-0634
  • Kim Millians
    Cell 423-322-2934
  • Carla Cates Polk
    Cell 423-463-6309

Long-Term Care

Long-term care is a variety of services that includes medical and non-medical care to people who have a chronic illness or disability. Long-term care helps meet health and personal needs. Most long-term care is to assist people with support services such as activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom. Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living or in nursing homes. It is important to remember that you may need long-term care at any age.

You may never need long-term care. This year, about 9 million men and women over the age of 65 will need long-term care. By 2020, 12 million older Americans will need long-term care. Most will be cared for at home; family and friends are the sole caregivers for 70 percent of the elderly. A study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says that people who reach age 65 will likely have a 40 percent chance of entering a nursing home.  Nursing homes in TN will undergo a shift in structure for long term care clients as the State rolls out it's CHOICES program.  Medicaid will shift to to being managed by MCO's and the ability for clients to shift from one long term care setting to another will be made simpler.  Also, more funds will be made available for home and community based care through this program.

Solutions Healthcare staff can help you navigate through the complexity of choosing the right options that would be best for you and your loved ones.