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...

Educated Aging Event in Knoxville

Join us for a FREE Night of Educated Aging Sponsored By: East Tennessee Personal Care Services, Senior Financial Group, Sherrill Hills, Alzheimers Association, Courtyards Senior Living,  Pratt’s Country Store, Mac’s Pharmacy, Office on Aging, Smoky Mountain Hospice,  Monica Franklin, NHC, MedInteract, Date:Thursday,June 26th Time: 6-8m Location: Fountain City United Methodist Church Bridging The Gap Key Note Speakers: Andrew Dougherty, MBA, BSM & Jill Beason, RN, MSN This FREE 2-Hour Event will help family members and health care professionals better understand the changes occurring in the brain of someone with dementia, as well as provide tips on how to improve your brain health and delay the onset of Dementia related illnesses. This program was developed in conjunction with Dr. John Dougherty, a Practicing Neurologist in Knoxville who follows 3500 Alzheimer’s patients....

Aging Parents and Summer Vacations

Are you planning a Summer Vacation but are worried about leaving your elderly parents alone? Respite Care provides family caregivers the “break” they need.  It also ensures that your elderly loved one is still receiving the attention and care they deserve.  East Tennessee Personal Care Service has over 20 years experience providing health care and personal support services to clients and their families. East Tennessee Personal Care Service is fully licensed by the state of Tennessee and we are an insured non-medical personal care service serving the Knoxville area and surrounding counties.  Call us to schedule a free consultation at...
12 Star Alzheimer Family Support Group in Knoxville

12 Star Alzheimer Family Support Group in Knoxville

The FREE 12 Star Family Support Group is open to Everyone.  Please join us on the 2ND Tuesday of Every Month  at 6:30PM The 12 Star Family Support is Knoxville’s only support venue offering an elder with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease the opportunity to have fun and socialize in a safe environment, while allowing the caregiver a much needed break and the ability to gain education and support. Each month will have a different curriculum.  Attend all 12 months and become 12 Star certified! Family Support  801 E. Inskip Dr., Knoxville, TN 37912 Traditional Family Support is a forum where caregivers take time for themselves to become educated, get emotional support and meet others who are in similar situations. Memory Lane Café  815 E. Inskip Dr., Knoxville, TN 37912 Memory Lane Café is a place where persons with Alzheimer’s or a related disease can go to just socialize and have fun with other people going through similar things. At a Memory Café, people can relax and just be themselves, knowing that no one judges them and all who are there are going through almost the same things that they go through every day. 12 Star Partners: Our 12 Star Partners are dedicated to helping you!  A complete calendar with dates will be available soon that will feature our guest speakers. Personal Care: East TN Personal Care Services Home Heath:  NHC Home Care Hospice:  Smoky Mountain Hospice  Assisted Living:  Courtyards Senior Living Nursing Home: NHC  Durable Medical Equipment:  Lambert’s  Pharmacy:  Mac’s Pharmacy Attorney:  Monica Franklin Elder Law Practice  Advocates:    Elder Advocates  Medicare/Insurance:    Senior Financial Group Funeral:    Dignity Memorial  Local Aging:  Office...