Meritan is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, the Accreditation Commission for Health Care and hold licenses in Tennessee to provide home health, personal care, and intellectual and developmental disability services. The agency also holds child placement licenses in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Georgia.


Home Health

Freedom of choice.  

It is your right to choose your in-home medical care.

Meritan's Home Health follows the direction of your doctor, to care for you while you recover from illness, injury, or surgery. We accept Medicare, VA and private pay. Meritan is a top 25% provider in the nation for quality and patient experience. 

Intellectual & Developmental Disability Services

Whether our home or yours, we deliver the right support when and where it is needed to promote independence. From physical therapy, skilled nursing to medical residential services, Meritan staff seek to ensure quality care.

Services include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Community Based Day
  • Family Model Residential Services
  • Supported Living
  • Medical Residential Services
  • Supported Employment

Foster Care

Children need adults they can trust.  They need, "Someone to choose me!". And many need medical support, psychological peace and a place to thrive.

We aim to protect them from less than a full life, but we cannot achieve our goals alone.

At a Specialized Foster Care home, children receive so much more than the necessary medical or behavioral treatment. Every day they are exposed to basic human warmth and affection, allowing them to grow strong through experiences that most people take for granted. This warmth and affection plays a critical role in their full recovery.

We specialize in this medical and therapeutic support, keeping families together, and safe households for children and pregnant teens. Meritan provides this program in AR, GA, and TN. It is also available in Mississippi under the name Apelah


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.

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

For an informational flyer, click here.

Personal Care

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

Meritan staff visit the home and assist with duties such as cooking, cleaning, and helping clients get around.

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

Services Include:

  • Personal Care Visits - Someone will help you do things like get out of bed, take a bath, get dressed, prepare meals, and/or assist with toileting.
  • Attendant Care - The same kind of help you would get with personal care visits but for longer periods of time.
  • Homemaker Services - Help with your household chores or errands like laundry, sweeping, mopping or grocery shopping.
  • In-home Respite Care - Someone to stay with you in your home for a short time so your caregiver can getsome rest.
  • CHOICES - Meritan is an approved TennCare CHOICES provider including Community Living Supports for BlueCross BlueShield, Amerigroup and United Healthcare

For more information click here.

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.