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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

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!

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...

Harvest Moon Folk Fest and Silent Auction, October 16

CADES (Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services) is proud to announce the Harvest Moon Folk Fest Concert and Silent Auction October 16th to raise awareness of seniors with Alzheimer’s. This family-friendly event helps CADES continue to fund their work as a adult day care agency, providing care and activities for seniors and assisting their loved ones in delaying early institutional placement so seniors can stay in their homes longer. Their facility offers visits with a therapy dog, health checks, games, arts and crafts, and other activities for seniors. Donors, seniors, and music lovers will enjoy the musical styling of the Mt. Le Conte Jug Band performing good time Americana music on Sunday, Oct. 16 th at 6:30 p.m. at Concord Methodist Church, 11020 Roane Drive in Farragut. There will be a silent auction as well. “This is a great opportunity to give back to seniors in our community and hear a really kickin’ band,” said CADES board member Penny Bandy. “As the owner of East Tennessee Personal Care Service, I work with seniors everyday. They deserve the opportunity to age gracefully, and CADES helps them to lead a richer life.” Tickets are $20 or $200 for a reserved table with 10 tickets. To reserve tickets, call CADES – Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services at 865.675.2835. If you would like to sponsor this event, donate an item for the silent auction, or volunteer, please contact Celia or Deena of CADES at 865.675.2835. About East Tennessee Personal Care Service East Tennessee Personal Care Service is a support service agency fully licensed by the state of Tennessee. With over 20 years experience in...

Morning Pointe – An Evening with Kim Campbell

An Evening with Kim Campbell Morning Pointe Assisted Living August 16 at 10:33am · Reserve your seat today – ‘An Evening with Kim Campbell’ – the wife of country music legend Glen Campbell will share her personal story of hope as an Alzheimer’s caregiver. This free public awareness event, coming to the Knoxville, TN area on September 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Powell, is presented by the Morning Pointe Foundation. For more details and to RSVP go to www.morningpointefoundation.com Morning Pointe of Powell 7700 Dannaher Drive Powell TN 37849 Morning Pointe of Clinton 960 South Charles G. Seivers Blvd. Clinton TN 37716 Morning Pointe of Lenoir City 198 Morning Pointe Drive Lenoir City TN 37772 The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Lenoir City 155 Morning Pointe Drive Lenoir City TN...

Walking By Faith

FREE OPEN DISCUSSION! Coping techniques for those dealing with Parkinson’s, Dementia and Frontotemporal Dementia and also meet with others facing the same challenges.

Tennessee Association of Home Care

East Tennessee Personal Care Service is proud to be a member of the TAHC. The Tennessee Association for Home Care represents Home Health Agencies, Hospice Organizations, Personal Support Service Agencies, Professional Service Agencies and other individuals or businesses that allow consumers the CHOICE of remaining at HOME for short or long term quality care. Providing care with compassion, TAHC Member Homecare Companies allow people to receive care where they want it… in their homes, surrounded by their family and...

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 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...

Alzheimer’s vs. Normal Aging

Join East Tennessee Personal Care at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church Thursday, April 14, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm What is the difference between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease? Should I be worried that I walked into a room and forgot why or can’t remember where I parked my car at the grocery store? Andrew Dougherty, President of MedInteract, will discuss the role of cognitive testing in the primary care and neurology practice setting and the primary forms of dementia. Light refreshments will be provided. Contact Kim Underwood at underwoodwt@comcast.net for more information. Medinteract was founded by Dr. John Dougherty in 2004 with the purpose of providing medical educational information to the public. Dr. Dougherty’s goals include: increasing awareness of and early screening for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other neurological disorders. In 2008, Medinteract released the COGselftest.com in 2008, after years of clinical research and trials. Dr. Dougherty is a leading neurologist and has been an Alzheimer’s specialist for the last fifteen years. He is Director of the Cole Neuroscience Center, a memory disorder clinic in Knoxville, TN, where he follows more than 2,000 Alzheimer’s patients. Ask your physician for more information on screening for cognitive...

Knoxville Community Law School

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Topics like debt, mortgage foreclosures, and wills and advance directives are never easy to think about or discuss, but, with an aging population and the economic downturn, it is critical for every person, regardless of their age or financial security. The seminars offered through the Community Law School program will educate local residents about how to protect themselves against fraud, make sure their wishes are observed at important moments, and provide them with peace of mind regarding healthcare and financial decisions. The Community Law School is a public education program sponsored by the Knoxville Bar Association that offers free seminars on areas of the law that concern every citizen. This program, formerly known as the “People’s Law School”, has been a great success, with over 7,200 graduates over the last twenty-one years. The Community Law School will be held this year on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the O’Connor Senior Center (611 Winona Street) and Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Fellowship Church (8000 Middlebrook Pike). Persons interested in understanding the importance of basic estate planning so that their wishes will be observed should attend the “Wills & Estate Planning for Everyone” program from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m. Approximately half of senior citizens have neither a living will nor have discussed end-of-life decisions with their children. Many Tennesseans think they’ve already made their plans known, but they don’t know that because of recent changes in the law, their old living wills may not be adequate. Many more Tennesseans haven’t completed the necessary documentation in order that their wishes will be observed at important moments in their life. Attendees...

Alzheimer’s Tn Walk Team

Hi!! My names Chloe Edgin. Im 14 years old and I’ve been walking the Alzheimer’s Walk for 9 years with my stepmother who works for East Tennessee Personal Care Service, and they have been a great support. But this year I would like to start my own team with a couple of friends so I can support my Grandfather Ewell Cline and also my Uncle Tony Cline. I am really excited about walking this year. Alzheimer’s has always been a disease that I have truly given all my heart to along with God. Starting my own team this year would make me really greatful. If you are interested in joining Chloe’s Team on Sat, April 9th, please feel free to contact us at 865-692-2200. REGISTER TODAY! Sign up to WALK, volunteer or donate University of Tennessee Gardens, 2518 Jacob Drive (off Neyland Drive) 9 am Registration opens – Plus team photos, music, food, kids & pet fun begin! 10 am Opening Ceremonies with door prizes & pre-WALK contests 11 am WALK Ribbon Cutting & Start PURPOSE:TO SUPPORT THOSE LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE There’s only one Knoxville Alzheimer’s WALK from which 100% of the donations benefit Tennesseans. Alzheimer’s Tennessee is an independent, 501c3 not-for-profit organization that has been in the community for more than 30 years serving those facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, promoting brain health through education, and championing global prevention and treatment efforts. THE WALK:The event itself is a Saturday morning filled with celebration! Participants find LIVE musical entertainment, FREE food, door prizes, and fun for all ages. Even pets are included! The WALK is optional, and...

Knoxville Snowflake Ball King & Queen

2016 SNOWFLAKE BALL from KimO on Vimeo. 2016 Knoxville Snowflake Ball King & Queen Congratulations to our Snowflake Ball King, Dylan Adams and our Snowflake Ball Queen, Penny Bandy for raising both money and awareness for the Senior Companion Program. Senior Corps is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and locally administered by the CAC Office on Aging. Senior Companions are low-income volunteers age 55 and over who make a difference by providing assistance and friendship to adults who have difficulty with daily living tasks, such as light housekeeping to maintain a safe environment, light meal preparation, shopping assistance, and companionship. We help these adults remain independent in their homes free of charge, instead of having to move to more costly institutional care. Senior Companions give families and caregivers a much needed time off from their duties, to run errands, rest, and attend to their own health. Senior Companions serve 15 to 40 hours per week helping an average of two to four adult clients live independently in their own homes. Senior Companions receive a small stipend to ensure that there is no cost to them as they assist others in the community. Last year Senior Companions provided 71,471 hours of in-home support to 347 frail seniors. Senior Companion’s Duties Personal care Assistance with meal preparation Social interaction Light Housekeeping Recreational activities Respite for caregivers How can you help? – Come provide educational training to senior companion volunteers – Help us recruit volunteers, by sharing information about the program with others in the community – Consider making a donation Provide in-home support for one senior for...

Veteran Services Information Meeting

2016 Knox County Veteran Services Information Meeting for Healthcare Professionals Date: March 30th, 2016 Location: Karns Senior Center Time: 2:30-3:30 Please join ETPCS & Tom Humphries from the Knox County Veterans Services Office will give a presentation on VA benefits for Veterans and surviving spouses. He will talk about the following VA benefits: Improved Pension benefit with Housebound\Aid and Attendance, Service Connected disability benefits and Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) benefits. Please RSVP by March 20th to East Tn Personal Care Service at 865-692-2200 or by email at etpcs@bellsouth.net THE KNOX COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES OFFICE WILL BE AT THE SENIOR CENTERS TO PROVIDE ONE-ON-ONE ASSISTANCE TO VETERANS AND FAMILY MEMBERS. WE WILL EXPLAIN VA BENEFITS, ANSWER QUESTIONS, AND ASSIST VETERANS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WITH FILING FOR THEIR VA BENEFITS Volunteer opportunities for the 2016 Smoky Mountain Air Show O’Connor- February 8, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am Larry Cox- February 8, 2016 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Corryton- February 9, 2016 10:00 am to 11:00 am Strang- February 11, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 pm Halls- February 17, 2016 9:00 am to 10:00 am South Knox- February 18, 2016 9:00 am to 10:00 am South Knoxville Community Center- February 18, 2016 10:15 to 11:15 Karns- February 19, 2016 9:00 am to 10:00 am VA Outpatient Clinic- February 23, 2016 8:30 to 9:30 Carter- February 24, 2016 11:30 am to 12:30 pm...