Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service (SCHAS) has been providing elderly care in the home and in long-term care facilities, since 1970. Click on the tabs below to read more about our history.
- Who Is SCHAS?
Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc. (SCHAS) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation formed and operated in Knox County, Tennessee, in 1970. SCHAS has grown to serve 20 counties in East Tennessee. SCHAS employs around 300 dedicated to providing services to over 2,600 East Tennesseans. With offices in many of those 20 counties, SCHAS has a local presence of management and caregivers, ensuring our clients’ needs are met. SCHAS serves people of every age, religion, ethnicity, and background.
As a non-profit, the agency can offer a sliding scale fee for hourly services that is determined using the net income of the client (gross income less necessary expenses). SCHAS has fundraisers, is a United Way Agency, and receives funds from local governments so hourly rates can be affordable. For clients with financial resources, a full fee is charged that covers all the costs of the service.
The agency has formed significant partnerships throughout the years to help further our mission. Every community in East Tennessee has different resources, and having partnerships in local communities is vital to providing the highest quality services.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about SCHAS. We hope you will call on us if you need help for yourself or a loved one. We have the experience, knowledge, and resources to provide you with the care that exceeds your expectations.
SCHAS Corporate Offices
are located at 7121 Regal Lane, Suite 100, Knoxville, TN 37918
- Our Story
The history of SCHAS is a long and interesting one. In the 1960’s the Federal Government conducted a survey to measure the quality of life of the elderly and disabled. The results of that survey showed the need
of in-home care as a means to allow those individuals to remain in their homes and postpone, or eliminate, the need for more costly institutional care.
With a grant from federal and local governments, funding from civic organizations, churches, and individuals, in 1970, Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Inc. was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit agency. Since that time, SCHAS has set the standard for in-home care of the elderly and those with disabilities.
Today SCHAS is embedded deep in East Tennessee and is an agency that strives to keep abreast of new developments in the world of in-home care and to be a forerunner in providing our clients with services that meet the changing needs of today’s seniors and individuals with disabilities.
- SCHAS Governing Board Members
2022-2023 EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Steve Savell, Director of External Affairs and Sustainability, Bush Brothers & Company
William Patrick McGlothin, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley
Will Rothermel, General Contractor, Denark Construction
Leigh Dunlap, Retired
Bill Tapp, Consultant, Direct Support Academy
Eli Akers, Principle Global
A.D. Baxter, Chaplin, Smoky Mountain Home Health Hospice
William L. Cooper III, Attorney, Yancey & Cooper
Dr. Jim Decker, Executive Director, MEDIC Regional Blood Center
Eric Ebbert, The Ebbert Law Firm
Ann Giffin, Retired
Erin Harlow, Vice President, MBI Companies, Inc.
Leslye Hartsell, Director of External Affairs, KUB
Nicole Lattimore, Medical Administrative Specialist, University of Tennessee Medical Center
Karen L. Massey, Kreative Events
Carolyn Pointer Neil
Lara Owens, Director of Tax, TeamHealth
Andy Shafer, President, Shafer Insurance Agency
Ronald N. Sherrill, President, Phoenix Pharmacy & Fountain
Adam Sursa, Tri Star Advisors
Elizabeth Thomas, Retired
Richard Tumblin, Life Insurance Salesman
Bradley White, DDS for Knoxville Dental Care
- Annual Report and Financial Audit
Financial transparency helps preserve the very-important trust each donor places in a nonprofit with each contribution. Those contributions must be managed and accounted for. Please find below the links to the most recent annual report and financial audit for SCHAS.
Click on the link to open each report in PDF format.