Ask the Caregiver Expert: Penny Bandy

Ask the Caregiver Expert: Penny Bandy

What are some signs that my aging parents might need some extra help at home? Ask the Caregiver Expert: Penny Bandy / Focus News Personal Care/Caregiver Services Maybe you’ve noticed that unopened mail is piling up. Or mom, who was once meticulous about her appearance, is wearing wrinkled clothes and not doing her hair. Are your parents forgetting to take their medications or have you noticed a loss of interest in hobbies or activities. When you bring up the subject, you hear, “Everything is fine. There’s no need to worry.” Admitting they need help would mean they can’t take care of themselves anymore and accepting assistance is not easy for people as they age. It represents a loss of independence. Proactive Vs. Reactive: It is often the responsibility of the family to recognize the signs that an aging parent or loved one might need help with daily living tasks. If you’ve noticed the warning signs, the time to start talking with aging parents is sooner rather than later, after a crisis has occurred. When aging parents want to stay in their own home they may not initiate conver- sations about needing some extra help. However, that extra help from a family member, volunteer or a paid caregiver can extend independence and aging at home with less risk. ETPC offers a FREE In-Home Assessment to determine how much help is wanted or needed.     Often times, ETPCS caregivers start by helping with small 4-hour shifts each week and provide transportation to physician appointments, grocery shopping, housekeeping, bathing & dressing, medication reminders or weekly meal preparation. “Personalized care for specific...
NHC / TFGE 19TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

NHC / TFGE 19TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

NHC / TFGE 19TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT The National Healthcare Corporation /The Foundation for Geriatric Education 19th Annual Golf Tournament Date: Monday, August 1st, 2016 Location: Gettysvue Polo, Golf & Country Club Time: Lunch at 11am – 12:30 Shotgun Start Tournament Sponsored By: NHC Place Farragut, NHC Healthcare Farragut, NHC Fort Sanders, NHC Knoxville, NHC Oak Ridge, Holston Health Care & Rehab Hole in One Sponsor: Twin City Hyundai Lunch Sponsor: East Tn Personal Care & Famous Dave’s ***Yeti Tumbler & Golf Ball Goody Bag*** The TFGE is a independent organization committed to the funding and promotion of increasing education for health care professionals specializing in geriatrics. To support education in geriatrics, the Foundation makes every effort to raise money for programs that students must have if they are to develop or further enhance the geriatric curricula.  These funds result primary from contributions by individual skilled nursing facilities, as well as from various civic and business groups, organziations, concerned individuals and other interested parties.  TFGE encourages medical and nursing students to consider specializing in the field of geriatrics.  The TFGE is a 501(c)(3) organization.  All questions, registrations, and contributions should be directed to: TGFE: 122 Cavett Hill Lane Farragut, TN 37934 or by phone at 865-777-9000 Download a copy the 2016 NHC/ TFGE Golf Brochure HERE – NHC-TFGE 2016 Golf Tourney Brochure See Photos from 2016 NHC TFGE Golf Tournament HERE...