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....
Joan Lunden shares some tips on asking the “hard questions”

Joan Lunden shares some tips on asking the “hard questions”

Joan Lunden talks encourages the importance of “Taking the Trip down Memory Lane” Journalist Joan Lunden considers herself part of the sandwich generation as a working mother of seven and a former caregiver to her 94-year-old mother. Lunden offers advice at Washington Post Live’s Caregiving in America forum on having the conversation with a parent or other relative about end of life care. No one wants to have the conversation and it’s not easy to get started. Especially, since you are transitioning into a role reversal with your parent. Lunden’s advises to start talking now; early, when they are able to make choices for themselves. She also offers a 3-step plan to make it a success, with examples. Start a conversation with your parents about what they want their later decades to look like. Get them to speak about it in their terms. Gather adult siblings together without your parents to discuss so everyone can feel comfortable being about being honest. Make it a business meeting with an agenda. Get them to talk about willingness to help, availability and what level of assistance they can offer. Then, go back to your parents and talk about money. “If you don’t, it will come back to haunt you,” Lunden says. Knowing what they have saved will help you plan your own financial future. East Tennessee Personal Care 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...

What Home Care Services are Covered in Choices?

Here are some of the kinds of home care covered in Choices: East Tennessee Personal Care Services offers these services.  *Asterisks denote serves that be provided by ETPCS. Some of these services have limits Personal Care Visits: Short visits of no more than 4 hours where someone will help you do things like get out of bed, take a bath, get dressed, fix and eat meals, using the bathroom, help with house cleaning and laundry, running errands, grocery shopping and picking up medicines. * Attendant Care: The same kind of help you would get with personal care visits, but for longer periods of time. * Homemaker Services: Help with your household chores or errand like laundry, sweeping, mopping, grocery shopping. * Home Delivered Meals: Meals delivered to your home. Personal Emergency Response System:  A call button so you can get help in an emergency. Adult Day Care:  A place that provides supervised care and activities during the day. Respite Care:  A short stay in a Nursing Hoe or Assisted Care Facility  so that your caregiver can get some rest. In-Home Respite Care: Someone to stay with you in your home for a short time so your caregiver can get some rest* Assisted Technology: Certain low-cost items that help you do things more easily or safely in your home like grabbers to reach things. Minor Home Modifications: Changes to your home that will help you get around more easily and safely like grab bars or a wheelchair ramp. Pest Control: Spraying the home for bugs or mice Community Based Residential Alternatives: Places that offer care and support for someone who...