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Caregiver Tennessee serves elderly, physically disabled, and/or intellectually or developmentally disabled adults through programs tailored to the individual and his or her situation and supports

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Highest level of support & service

Caregiver Tennessee provides services through a provider agreement with the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Managed Care Contracts with Amerigroup, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, and United Healthcare for the Choices and Employment and Community First Programs.


Caregiver of Tennessee is committed to providing supports in the least restrictive environment for adults throughout the State of Tennessee.

HCBS Waivers Program

The Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) program is a choice-driven program, which promotes and maintains consumer and family involvement in providing individualized program development and community support services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

TN  IDD Programs

Employment  and Community First (ECF)

The Employment and Community First CHOICES program is administered by TennCare through its contracted managed care organizations.  It offers services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Services in the program will help people become employed and live as independently as possible in the community.  All new enrolment is in the Employment and Community First CHOICES program, as DIDD’s waivers are closed to new enrolment.

CLS Services

Caregiver Tennessee may occasionally have an opening for CLS residential living as defined in the first definition listed below, however, Caregiver Tennessee feels very strongly about the many positive benefits of Family Model services (CLS-FM below), and is an advocate of this model as being the primary choice of CLS residential service provided.

Quality Support

Specific program responsibilities are under the supervision of a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP).  This professional coordinates the Individual Program Plan for each person.

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Residential Support Staff are assigned to individuals on an ongoing basis to effect continuity and consistency of care.

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We ensure as many choices as possible are available for each individual. We also provide continuity by contracting with an individual’s existing service providers.

For referrals or questions, please call toll free at 1-800-299-5161.