The Connections Between UTIs and Dementia, Nov. 8

The Connections Between UTIs and Dementia, Nov. 8

We are thrilled to be attending the 12 Star Family Support Group Event, Tuesday, November 8th from 1-2 p.m. at Courtyards Senior Living 801 E. Inskip Drive, Knoxville, TN. This month’s topic is “The Connections Between UTIs and Dementia.” This session is sponsored by Mac’s Pharmacy. If you’re looking for kind, knowledgeable help for the senior in your life, please call 865-692-2200. To learn more about this event, please please click the...

Law Talk Series, Nov. 5 events

ETPCS in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Tennessee are proud Program Partners for an absolutely wonderful series of seminars that the Knoxville Bar Association is providing. The LawTalk series is a free program focused on sharing information with the public about their legal rights. The FREE seminars will be taught by practicing attorneys who are volunteers with the Knoxville Bar Association. 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Will & Estate Planning for Everyone Where there’s a will – there’s a family provided for by a thoughtful loved one.  Topics of discussion include wills and trusts, probate options in Tennessee and the importance of living wills and  powers of attorney. This session will also address the planning  necessary to assure that in case of legal incapacity, your wishes regarding financial and health care decisions will be followed. 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Legal Protection for Elderly, the Disabled & their Caregivers We’ll discuss the following topics: The latest news in government benefits programs and how those programs may/may not pay for long term care; how seniors can/cannot get money and other assets to family members; and mental capacity/dementia issues. These talks take place November 5th at Fellowship Church at 8000 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville, TN 37909. To ask for directions, please call 865-470-9800. To register for this FREE EVENT please fill out the form in this link. To learn more about ETPCS and the personal care we offer seniors and the elderly, please call...

Law Talk Series, Nov. 4 events

ETPCS in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Tennessee are proud Program Partners for an absolutely wonderful series of seminars that the Knoxville Bar Association is providing. The LawTalk series is a free program focused on sharing information with the public about their legal rights. The FREE seminars will be taught by practicing attorneys who are volunteers with the Knoxville Bar Association. 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Will & Estate Planning for Everyone Where there’s a will – there’s a family provided for by a thoughtful loved one. Topics of discussion include wills and trusts, probate options in Tennessee and the importance of living wills and powers of attorney. This session will also address the planning necessary to assure that in case of legal incapacity, your wishes regarding financial and health care decisions will be followed. 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Legal Protection for Elderly, the Disabled & their Caregivers We’ll discuss the following topics: The latest news in government benefits programs and how those programs may/may not pay for long term care; how seniors can/cannot get money and other assets to family members; and mental capacity/dementia issues. These talks take place November 4th at the O’Connor Senior Center at 611 Winona Street, Knoxville, TN 37917. To ask for directions, please call 865-523-1135. To register for this FREE EVENT please fill out the form in this link. To learn more about ETPCS and the personal care we offer seniors and the elderly, please call...
Department of Energy Health Fair, Thursday, Nov. 3

Department of Energy Health Fair, Thursday, Nov. 3

We at ETPCS are thrilled to be gearing up to attend the U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge Office 2016 Health Fair this Thursday! A lot of folks don’t know that their long term care and other insurance benefits can include personal care services like the help we offer seniors in East Tennessee at East Tennessee Personal Care Services. This event is Thursday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ORO Conference Center located in Building 2714-G, at 103 Lea Way, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. We look forward to seeing you all there! Visitors to the Conference Center must present photo ID, upon entrance to the 2714-G Building Lobby area. In addition, security requires that all boxes, displays, and equipment be inspected on arrival. To Learn More About ETPCS – please call 865-692-2200, or stop by and see us at the Health...
Walking Shouldn’t Feel Like an Olympic Sport!

Walking Shouldn’t Feel Like an Olympic Sport!

Keep Reading to Learn How to Not Take a Bad Spill. Aging brings some undeniably great things, such as retirement, grandchildren, and the wisdom that only comes with a long life. However, despite these benefits, seniors also need to take precautions in order to protect their health and happiness. One of the leading causes of injury among senior citizens is falling. However, there’s no need to fret; there are plenty of ways to prevent slips, spills, and falls in the house. Take precautions You can prevent most falls by simply taking basic measures around the house to minimize them. For example: Keep rooms and paths free of clutter and debris that can get underfoot. Keep rooms well-lit with bright lighting in order to avoid unseen hazards. Wear shoes or slippers with rubber soles indoors is a great idea to help with traction, and avoid walking in socks or stockings, particularly on smooth surfaces. Ensure that any rugs in the house have skid-proof backs or are secured to the floor, and be sure to have a nonskid bath mat. Purchase assistive devices and tools Beyond the precautionary measures just listed, it’s a good idea to have some devices around the house to help prevent accidents. Canes and walkers are always a good option, providing support and mobility. Make sure these have a solid rubber tip to ensure maximum grip and safety. Upgrade your bathroom with a raised toilet seat with armrests, as well as grab bars and a sturdy seat for the shower or tub. On that note, it’s also an excellent idea to get a hand-held shower nozzle, which...