From the Eye of an Intern – Adult Day Care

From the Eye of an Intern – Adult Day Care By Haley Vandermeersh /Marketing @ The University of Tennessee The first-day of my internship was a very exciting experience, and I quickly realized that this internship was not going to be like most.  However, nobody really tells you what to expect or what you will experience during your internship. The start of my first day consisted of going to the Daily Living Center in North Ridge Crossing.  I arrived with the little knowledge that I would be helping seniors with a painting activity.  As I walked through the door I was greeted by Wendy Nelmons, the Daily Living Coordinator, and Rachel who welcomed me and made me feel at home. I was immediately introduced to all 15 of the seniors taking part in the program.  I was asked to sit down and help an elderly man paint on canvas.  East Tn Personal Care and  Senior Financial Group sponsored this event.  After the painting activity was finished I asked a lot of questions to gain more insight on The Daily Living Center in Knoxville. I learned that the Daily Living Center is a place that provides seniors with a safe place to stay while their caregivers are at work. This program is a Non Profit Organization that is grant funded by KCDC- Knoxville Department Community Development Corporation.  The program provides social- interaction and much needed physical and mental stimulation the seniors would not receive otherwise. After hearing what the center was all about it was very intriguing to sit down and speak with some of the seniors on how the Daily Living Center has...

Ask the Caregiver Expert: Penny Bandy

Ask the Caregiver Expert in the Knoxville Focus What is the difference between Non Medical Personal Care/Caregiver Services and Home Health Services?  Personal Care/Caregiver Services is a service that you pay per hour to come to your home. They offer nurses, CNAs, caregivers, housekeepers, etc. Personal Care/Caregiver Services can provide companionship, transportation to physician appointments or for errands such as trips to the grocery store, housekeeping, medication reminders, meal preparation, etc.  Every company offers a little different type of service. Some things to consider when choosing this type of service are: Are they licensed and bonded? What is the minimum number of hours they require? Who do I call if my caregiver does not show up? Do they offer replacement caregivers? Do they carry worker’s comp insurance? Does the Company do a National Background Check (Beyond State of Tn) on your Caregivers? Our services are available on an acute or long term basis anytime seven days a week up to 24 hours per day. “Personalized care for specific needs” is our promise to you to develop a customized plan of care for you or your loved one and provide compassionate caregivers to meet those needs. Our plan of care provides for the special wishes and requests of our clients and their families. East Tn Personal Care Service employs RNs and LPNs to perform assessments as well as Fall Risk Assessments. East Tennessee Personal Care Service provides quality affordable personal care services to adults in their residence, assisted living facility, nursing home or hospital. Home Health Care/Skilled Care Only is a service that requires an order from your physician. This service is only for intermittent...
Free Tickets to 2016 Healthy Living Expo

Free Tickets to 2016 Healthy Living Expo

Senior Day at the 2016 Healthy Living Expo The Healthy Living Expo will be 9am – 3pm Friday, January 22, and 9am – 4pm Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Knoxville Convention Center. The area’s largest health and fitness expo features an array of nutritional information, health checks and fitness activities for East Tennesseans of any age. Senior citizens are honored on Friday with free admission. Seniors will find exercise ideas, food samples, FREE health screenings, and an abundance of information from more than 150 exhibitors at the Expo. Always a huge hit is the Eat Right Nutrition Stage that showcases nutrition presentations as well as cooking demonstrations from a variety of vendors in the expo. 2016 Speakers are Sam Venable, Bill Landry and Chef Walter. Be sure to join East Tennessee Personal Care Service on Friday, Jan 22nd, 2016. Knoxville Convention Center Friday, January 22, 2016 9am-3pm Saturday, January 23, 2016 9am-4pm Admission is $10 Seniors FREE on Friday! Children 12 and under FREE East Tennessee Personal Care Service will be at the Healthy Living Expo to provide information on Local Caregiving options for...

Painting for a Purpose – A FUNdraiser for The Senior Companion Program

Painting for a Purpose – A FUNdraiser for The Senior Companion Program Please join us for a FUNdraising Event to support Penny Bandy as she raises money for the Senior Companion Program through the Knoxville-Knox County CAC Office on Aging   See Snowflake Ball Details Here: https://www.crowdrise.com/pennybandyforsnowfla1/fundraiser/Snowflakeball Painting for a Purpose is sponsored by NHC Farragut, LLC. and will be held at Gettysvue Polo, Golf & Country Club on Thursday, Jan 14th from 6-8pm. Enjoy Hor’ Dourves, Wine, a Silent Auctionand and Painting! Please RSVP by calling 865.692.2200 no later than Jan 11th, 2016...