This course will review different types of long-term care services including home care, assisted living and skilled services, retirement options, homes for the aged, continuing care retirement communities, sitter services, etc. Pros and cons, cost, and financial considerations will be discussed. Advice will be provided regarding facility visits, what questions to ask while there, and how to determine whether or not it’s a good fit for you or your family member. Suggestions on how to use the internet to research options and how to conclude the decision making process will also be discussed.
Delores Moyer has taught health care administrative/allied health courses at Christian Brothers University in Memphis as well as at the College of St. Francis. Most recently, she was the interim Administrator for the Willow Ridge Rehab and Living Center. Delores is currently serving on Oak Ridge City’s Board for Health and Education and volunteers for the state ombudsman program at two facilities in Oak Ridge.
One session: Wednesday, 2:30 - 3:40 p.m., June 10
What is periodontal disease? Does it affect more than your teeth? This course will help you understand the incidence of periodontal/gingival disease and it's correlation with your overall health. You will learn to evaluate early signs of periodontal disease, prevention, and different treatment modalities. Also, learn about the incidence and risk factors of oral cancer. What are the early signs of Oral Cancer? Can oral cancer be detected in early stages? Know what to ask your dental professional during your semi-annual check up visits.
Dr. Smita Borole graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She has been a practicing dentist in the greater Knoxville area since 2000. She currently serves the Knoxville community through her three practice locations in Powell, Farragut and Alcoa. Dr. Borole leads a team of 30 dental professionals at these locations.
One session: Thursday, 6:00 – 7:10 p.m., June 25
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