|The purpose of the Options for Community Living Program is to
enable consumers to live independently in their own homes or in a
The Options for Community Living services are designed to assist
individuals with functional limitations remain independent at home
through the provision of a variety of supportive in-home services.
These limitations are referred to as limitations with activities
of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, eating, mobility,
communications, and other problems that would limit an individualís
ability to live at home safely.
The Options program is designed to allow ready access to
community resources in order to improve quality of life for
consumers and caregivers.
The Options program is further intended to promote increased
coordination in planning, incorporating consumer input, preferences,
and consumer selection of providers as well as services.
Individuals 18 years of age or older with functional limitations
may qualify for the Options program.
State funds for this program are made available through the
Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.
D&S Community Services provides Homemaker Services and Personal
Care Services under the Options Program in southeast Tennessee.
* Most, if not
all, of the descriptive language on this page was taken from
material provided by one or more of the following entities: TDMRS,
TCAD, ETHRA and FTAAA&D.