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...
Harvest Moon Folk Fest and Silent Auction, October 16

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...
Walking By Faith

Walking By Faith

Walking By Faith When Dealing With A Life Altering Disease Date: Tuesday, August 23 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Registration: 11:30 a.m. LOCATION: Beaver Dam Baptist Church -4328 Emory Rd | Knoxville, TN With Guest Speaker: AD Baxter Helping over 1,000 caregivers while working with Cole Neuroscience, UT Medical & Smoky Mountain Hospice.  Join us for this FREE educational presentation and open discussion forum for caregivers, family members and seniors. Coping techniques for those dealing with Parkinson’s, Dementia and Frontotemporal Dementia and also meet with others facing the same challenges. East Tennessee Personal Care, Smoky Mountain Hospice and NHC Homecare will be on site to assist and answer questions. $5.00 lunch for attendees that RSVP. RSVP to Samantha by August 19 865.925.2668 sbeals@elmcroft.com Elmcroft of Halls Senior Living | Memory Care 7521 Andersonville Pike | Knoxville, TN 37938 |...
Tennessee Association of Home Care

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

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...