Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Resources

Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Resources

Navigating Nursing Home, Long-Term Care & Rehabilitation Resources

This site was created to provide information, guidance, and advocacy services for residents of long-term care homes and their families. Please use the index below to navigate the site; click on the section header for more information on the items in that section. 


Long-Term Care Facility Resident & Family FAQ

  • Choosing a long-term care facility
  • What to look for in the process of finding a long term-care facility 
  • The types of long-term care facilities: nursing homes, assisted living facilities and homes for the aged
  • Issues that arise when an individual is a resident in a long-term care facility
  • What to do if you have concerns about a resident in a long-term care facility
  • How to file and submit a complaint against a long-term care facility or a licensed staff member
  • What the roles of family and resident councils are in a long-term care facility

Residents' Rights

  • The rights residents are provided by federal and state statutes 
  • The rights of residents categorized by facility type (nursing home, assisted living facility or home for the aged)
  • Explanation of resident rights and facility requirements

Long-Term Care Facilities

  • List of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and homes for the aged in Shelby, Fayette, Lauderdale and Tipton counties
  • Contact information and links to available websites for facilities

Long-Term Care Resources

  • Types of issues found in long-term care facilities 
  • Medicare and Medicaid assistance, information, and contacts
  • Medicare ratings and comparisons of nursing homes
  • Federal health care forms of individual appointment
  • Advanced directive resources
  • Finding a facility 
  • Contact and website information for facilities
  • How to file and submit a complaint
  • Information on involuntary transfer or discharge
  • Federal and Tennessee state regulations for facilities

Elderly & Disabled Adult Abuse

  • Types of abuse and neglect
  • Contact information to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation
  • Instructions and contact information to file a complaint

MIFA's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program 

  • Duties of an Ombudsman
  • Eligibility information for clients 
  • Eligibility information for volunteers 
  • The impact of MIFA's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program
  • Volunteer applications

At its discretion, MIFA may provide links on its website to federal, state, and local government websites. MIFA will formally invite educational institutions and selected nonprofit partners to provide links, if their information or services are related to topics on the MIFA site. MIFA will not accept unsolicited requests for links. Links may be removed or replaced by MIFA at any time without notice.