There are over 34 million unpaid caregivers of older adults in the U.S., and the number is rising. Six-in-ten (60%) of caregivers are employed, including nearly half who work full-time.
The Council on Aging of Middle Tennessee offers services and resources that can help.
- Personalized care navigation tool: Roobrik: Is It Time To Get Help? available on our website
- Print and online resource guides: Aging & Caring: A Guide for Families and Caregivers and the Directory of Services covering 13 counties in Middle Tennessee
- Information and referral services (by phone, in-person or online): Call COA at 615-353-4235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For nationwide assistance call Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116.
Aging & Caring: A Guide for Families & Caregivers© is a comprehensive resource designed to give families a starting point for caregiving for aging loved ones.
The Directory of Services for Seniors© is a listing of services for seniors important to seniors and their families.
Preparing and Planning for Life’s Final Chapter is a guide to end of life care planning with practical considerations about end of life care options, clarification about important documents, and guidance on communicating decisions with friends, family, and medical professionals.
Empowering Grandparents: A Guide for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is a booklet addressing the needs of these caregivers by providing specific information, resources and support to assist in grandparents in this role.
COA staff and expert volunteers are available to make presentations on topics relevant to Aging in the Workplace. Contact the COA office for more information.