• Medicare 1-800-633-4227 http://www.medicare.gov
  • Tennessee Commission on Aging & Disability 1-877-801-0044
    This is the state health insurance assistance program (SHIP). They can
    provide information on all aspects of Medicare and other programs
    for seniors.
  • Inspector General’s Fraud Hotline 1-800-447-8477
    Call to report Medicare fraud or abuse by healthcare providers.

Do Not Call List

The goal of these programs is to eliminate unnecessary and unwanted
telemarketing calls. Since older adults are often confined to home, they are
often the target of such calls.


  • For the Federal Government visit: http://www.donotcall.gov or call 1-888-382-1222. This registration is effective for five years.
  • For the State of Tennessee visit: http://www.state.tn.us/tra and go to the ‘Do Not Call’ link or call 1-877-872-7030.

Advance Directives Forms

Downloadable forms are available on the website of the Tennessee Department of Health visit https://tn.gov/health/article/advance-directives