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The  Tennessee End of Life Partnership (TELP) Link with advance care plans in English and Spanish is:  http://endoflifecaretn.org/

The Tennessee Health Care Decision Making page is: https://tn.gov/health/article/advance-directives


Baptist Memory Care Center provides free clinical memory assessments and refers patients/families to community services and resources for those with Alzheimer's, dementia and other memory related issues. Caregivers / family are requested to attend with patients. To schedule an appointment, call 901.227.1234. No physician referral is needed.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designed a new online course on advance care planning for public health and aging services professionals, with CEUs available. To access the course, go to http://www.cdc.gov/aging/advancecareplanning/index.htm
The Caregiver Action Network is the nation’s leading family caregiver organization working to improve the quality of life for the than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease, or the frailties of old age. CAN serves a broad spectrum of family caregivers ranging from the parents of children with special needs, to the families and friends of wounded soldiers; from a young couple dealing with a diagnosis of MS, to adult children caring for parents with Alzheimer’s disease. CAN (formerly the National Family Caregivers Association) is a non-profit organization providing education, peer support, and resources to family caregivers across the country free of charge. http://www.caregiveraction.org/
Caring Companions http://www.caringcompanions.com 901-259-5030 - E-mail:mail@caringcompanions.com. At home assistance for seniors and individuals of all ages: Assisted living, laundry, meal preparation, transportation, medicine reminders, pet care, chores.
The Church Health Center http://www.churchhealthcenter.org/ in Memphis, Tennessee, provides quality, affordable healthcare for working, uninsured people and their families. The Church Health Center Clinic is the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the country. It provides quality, affordable healthcare for working, uninsured people and their families. Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on income. The average visit costs about $20.The Church Health Center's Hope & Healing facility is an 80,000-square-foot, comprehensive wellness facility offering everything from personalized exercise plans and cooking classes to group exercise classes and activities for children and teens. Their sliding-scale membership fees are based on income and family size. Hope and Healing is a ministry of the Church Health Center. They believe that faith and health are intimately linked. HopeandHealing.org is part of a growing movement to engage faith communities in the importance of caring for the body. Having an active and effective health ministry in your congregation takes hard work and access to the right resources. HopeandHealing.org seeks to provide you and your community with the online resources to give you the support and encouragement you need.
Funeral Consumers Alliance Before I Go, You Should Know© funeral planner! Before you go, they should know. . . • Your funeral plans • Where your important papers are • Who should take care of your pets and how • Who to call when the time comes • That you love them enough to get it all together. Before I Go, You Should Know® has more than 30 pages to record everything from your preference for burial or cremation to how to close down your social media accounts and online life. Includes: —Two free chapters from the book Final Rights with consumer funeral and burial rights and rules specific to your state. —A survivor’s checklist of important but often overlooked tasks when death occurs. —A place to record all the biographical information your family will need for an obituary, funeral, or memorial service. Link: http://www.funerals.org/newsandblogsmenu/blogdailydirge/3001-beforeigo2013promo

Family Care Resource Connection - http://www.caregiving.org/
Over 1,000 reviewed and rated caregiving resources


National Institute on Aging - Advanced Care Planning Tip Sheet - Download here or at https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/advance-care-planning


Senior Centers: (901)
Douglass Senior Center ...722-8717
East Gaisman Senior Center ...763-1181
Goodwill Homes Community Services Senior Center...789-8355
Lewis Center for Senior Citizens ...272-7408
Metro Bickford Senior Center ...578-9546
South Memphis Senior Center ...774-2000

Senior Services is now Meritan at http://www.meritan.org/ Meritan is a nonprofit organization providing services for seniors, specialized foster care for children, assistance for the visually impaired, and programs for the developmentally disabled.
Tennessee Hospice Organization was founded in 1989 to represent the state's hospice providers. Website: http://www.tnhospice.org/
Aging in the Know:Your Gateway to Health and Aging Resources on the Web - www.healthinaging.org/
Medical ethics book geared for the lay audience: Current books on medical ethics typically target medical professionals, academics, or students. Finding Your Way: A Medical Ethics Handbook for Patients and Families is meant as a handbook for patients, families, and caretakers. The book will be of interest to those patients and families confronting major health-care decisions and to the professionals who work with these patients and families. http://www.asktheethicist.com/mybooks.html
For an excellent article on How Doctors Die, please see: http://zocalopublicsquare.org/thepublicsquare/2011/11/30/how-doctors-die/read/nexus/