Helping Seniors

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Community Response to Elder Abuse

Meritan is part of the Memphis Coordinated Community Response team that intervenes to protect older adults where there is a suspicion of physical, sexual or emotional abuse or suspicions of neglect, abandonment or financial exploitation, regardless of the setting or situation.

The Memphis area team is a collaboration of various agencies in the mid-south who assist with 24/7 advocacy home healthcare, emergency housing, group counseling and legal services to support those 60 and older to live safely and with dignity.  We work in conjunction with local law enforcement, the district attorney's office and Tennessee Adult Protective Services. 

To learn more, click here.

Job training for Senior Citizens

Combining community service and a paycheck until you find your next job.

Meritan provides on-the-job training for low income, unemployed seniors over the age of 55. This program is designed to help those who want to enter or re-enter the workforce but need career training to prepare for new workplace experiences. 

"Enrollees" receive a paid, temporary work training experience at community based organizations and public agencies.  Enrollees also benefit from career services that help find permanent job placements once training is complete.

Enrollees train in a wide variety of job skills that include every aspect of office support as well as areas that might surprise you.  

Click here to read Maxie's experience with being part of this program.

To learn more, click here.

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In-Home Services

Whether your challenges are due to age or health, Meritan staff can help keep you in your home, living independently.  

Meritan's In-Home Services provide supportive assistance to help individuals remain in their own homes for as long as possible.

Services include:

Personal Care Visits where someone will held up with the day to day living including getting out of bed, bathing, dressing and preparing meals.

Attendant Care providing the same as personal care but for longer periods of time.

Homemaker Services are there to help with household chores such as laundry, sweeping, mopping and grocery shopping.

In-Home Respite Care provides staff to stay with you for a short time to allow caregivers some rest.

Meritan is an approved Tenncare CHOICES provider including Community Living Supports for BlueCross BlueShield, Amerigroup and United Healthcare.

To learn more, click here.