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. Annually, SCHAS employs around 300 people that are 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 is able to 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 an United Way Agency, and receives funds from local governments so hourly rates can be affordable. For clients that have the financial resources, a full-fee is charged that covers all the cost of the service.
Throughout the years the agency has formed great partnerships 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.
In 2009. SCHAS opened Renaissance Terrace Assisted Living facility. With 48 rooms, this building is located in the 4th and Gill neighborhood of Knoxville. This is a beautiful place to live with excellent staff, food, activities and services. With monthly rates that are more affordable than other facilities in the area, our residents receive the best value for the price.
Thank you for taking time to learn about SCHAS. If you need help for yourself or a loved one we hope you will call on us. We have the experience, knowledge, and resources to provide you with care that exceeds your expectations.
SCHAS Corporate Offices and Renaissance Terrace Assisted Living
are located at 215 Bearden Place, Knoxville, TN 37917
- 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.