Whether it’s family and senior resources, a community health program or another local business, our partnerships are an important asset for all those we serve. At BrightStar, we go above and beyond to empower not only those in our care, but also the members of our community. In joining forces with other organizations at the local and national level, we are able to provide those in need with more – more power, more knowledge, more hope – to make sound decisions for themselves and their families.
Lewis Addison, HearTech, LLC
Lewis Addison, audiologist and owner of HearTech, LLC, (www.heartech.net) is a north Georgia native and has lived in Chattanooga since 1984. A University of Georgia graduate,
Mr. Addison’s audiology career began 34 years ago. For 25 years, he served as corporate audiologist for the Tennessee Valley Authority with the responsibility of overseeing the agency’s Hearing Conservation Program. After taking an early retirement, Mr. Addison became aware of how difficult it is for many people to leave their homes for medical appointments. At the same time, he learned about advancements in hearing testing equipment and hearing aid technology that make it feasible to provide audiologic services on
site. Mr. Addison established his private audiology practice, HearTech, LLC, in 2009 with the goal of taking services to the patient. For three years, he has been preforming hearing evaluations and hearing aid fittings in homes, offices, and senior care facilities using laptop-based equipment. In addition to added convenience for the patient, fitting hearing aids in the user’s home or office permits the aids to be “fine tuned” for the actual voices, sounds, and room acoustics of the wearer. Being able to adjust the hearing aid so the TV can be heard at lower volume, for example, has been a relief to many family members! Mr. Addison has been married for 40 years to the former Susan Richardson, also of north Georgia. They have three children living in Chattanooga, Brooklyn, Indiana (and sometimes in Japan).
The Chattanooga Autism Center
Chattanooga Autism Center ( http://www.chattanoogaautismcenter.org/) is a parent and advocate driven, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides lifespan support and services for people with autism spectrum disorders and for their families. The center also serves as an advocacy resource and builds awareness about autism in our region.
Autism Behavior Services
Autism Behavior Services (ABS) is a non-profit organization providing a wide range of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to individuals with learning and behavioral difficulties serving families, community organizations, and schools. ABA is the most solid therapeutic approach to assist people with problematic behaviors and it is recognized by being the most efficacious intervention for people with autism. ABS serves individuals with austism spectrum disorders as well as individuals diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome, and other developmental disabilities, along with behavioral adn emotional problems. (www.autismbehaviorservices.org)
Lifeline Personal Emergency Response System
Lifeline is the original personal emergency response system which provides peace of mind to thousands of older adults and their caregivers. It offers the security of being in touch with someone when immediate help is needed. All you do is touch a small button that is worn as jewelry and you are connected to trained Lifeline staff at Memorial Health Care System. The monthly fee is $37. There is a $75 one-time charge for installation.
For more information on Memorial’s Lifeline Personal Emergency Response System, call (423) 495-8774 or online at www.memorial.org.
ADT Companion Service
For seniors who are living alone, injuries or incapacitation can mark the end of an independent lifestyle. In fact, one out of every three people over age 65 will fall this year¹, which can lead to complications. Don’t let a fear of injury take away your freedom. A personal emergency response system puts help within reach, with just the push of a button, so you can live comfortably in your home, receiving 24 hour medical monitoring and home health security without losing your independence.
ADT recognizes that seniors are unique and have growing health monitoring and security needs, so we have devoted significant resources to meet those needs with state-of-the-art home health security products and services. Our ADT® Monitoring Professionals are trained to communicate with respect and to recognize the specific needs of seniors, responding quickly through the ADT home medical alert system, and with the proper amount of care.
When the alarm from the personal emergency response system is signaled, an ADT® Monitoring Professional can speak either over the phone or a two-way voice intercom, and can notify additional help when needed. Simply push the button on the waterproof, wireless home security necklace or wristband to communicate with our trained staff.
Siskin Children’s Institute
Founded in 1950, Siskin Children’s Institute is a non-profit organization based in Chattanooga, Tennessee that helps children with special needs, families and professionals through four areas of focus: education, outreach, health care and research.
As one of the finest martial arts schools in the U.S., Green’s Karate untilizes innovative teaching methods that are revolutionary in the martial arts realm. Sensei Green’s methods for teaching special needs students are research based and proven to work His methods, known as “Green Methods”, encompass a variety of approaches used to teach karate to students that have special needs. (Sensei Green teaches students with and without special needs.)
Bachman Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, religions, and gender to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, or gender in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
AMAZE Behavior Therapy
Amaze Behavior Therapy is privately-owned and operated and was created to help meet the growing need for Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) therapy services for young children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Cleveland, TN area. We have a strong belief in walking together with those who have been affected by Autism to help bring understanding, support, encouragement, hope, and peace into their lives. Our ultimate goal is to help your child fulfill his/her highest potential as an individual in his/her home, school, and community.
Signal Centers is comprised of four programs – Adult Services, Assistive Technology Services, Children’s Services and the Child Care Resource & Referral Network.
Signal Centers began in 1957, serving nine children with cerebral palsy. Today, Children’s Services support over 120 children with disabilities and children who are typically developing at three locations – Chattanooga, Cleveland and Athens.
Alzheimer's Association - Southeast Tennessee
7625 Hamilton Park Drive, Suite 22, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Every 69 seconds, another person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.The Southeast Tennessee Office of the Mid South Chapter serves Chattanooga and the surrounding 10 counties. Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the US.
Hearing Aid Evaluation and Fitting at Your Location
Autism Behavior Services
ABS is a non-profit organization providing a wide range of Applied Behavior Analysis services to individuals with learning disabilities
Chattanooga Autism Center
The Chattanooga Autism Center is a parent and advocate driven not for profit organization that provides lifespan support and services for people with autism and their families
Memorial HealthCare Lifeline
The Phillips Lifeline Medical Alert System provides fast access to help 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
ADT Companion Service
ADT recognizes that seniors are unique and have growing health monitoring and security needs, so we have devoted significant resources to meet those needs with state-of-the-art home health security products and services.