The holidays are laden with celebrations, parties, and gatherings. Nonetheless, holiday activities for seniors warrant a little further preparation. Follow these suggestions from Stowell Associates,
Your Partners in Care.
Stowell Associates is Wisconsin’s leader in care management and home care, keeping older adults independent at home since 1983 with the best senior care Milwaukee, Waukesha and surrounding areas have to offer.
Our Expert Care Managers
When you need care solutions and don’t know where to turn, our Expert Care Managers help you find answers. They’re registered nurses and masters-level social workers who meet with clients and families to develop tailored, advanced care management plans that consider physical, mental and emotional health for Whole-Person Care. Along with overseeing our in-home caregivers, they provide family support for every client, every step of the way.
Our Dedicated Caregivers
Our dedicated Caregivers receive thorough training, ongoing support from care managers and continued education to keep increasing their skills. Our Caregivers are passionate about care (some have been with us for over 30 years!), and their goal is to allow you to be family again without the stress of providing care for a loved one.
Our Advanced Care Programs
Our Care Managers help our clients and their families manage complex care situations including Dementia Care, Creative Engagement, Chronic Disease Management, Life Choices, Behavioral Health, Palliative Care, Transitional Care and Parkinson’s Disease.
Unlike other home care agencies, our fully developed care programs stress improved conditions and positive outcomes. We’re your partners in advanced care, all so you can return to being the family member they need.
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Parkinson’s disease is a serious, progressive neurological disorder that affects a person’s ability to move, balance, write, think, sleep and speak. Although there is no cure for Parkinson’s, it can be managed with medication, lifestyle changes and help from loved ones and medical professionals.
Care Management FAQ
Professional Care Management is a person-centered approach to solving a variety of everyday problems: care managers coach, advocate, counsel, advise, navigate and problem solve with the disabled or older adult regarding the challenges encountered in later life. At Stowell Associates, our Care Managers are here to answer all your care questions and help you navigate the sometimes muddy waters of home care. Most importantly, we’ll help you answer the question “what now” and ease the stress of caring for a loved one.
Our Professional Care Managers are educated and experienced nurses and social workers with a specialized expertise in challenges related to aging and elder care. Our Care Managers are nationally certified and members of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Management, an organization who’s ethics and standards we follow. For additional information about the Association please visit www.caremanager.org.
Care Managers assist individuals and families with many challenges including:
Housing, Transitional Care & Relocation Services – helping families evaluate and select the appropriate residential option and making all the needed arrangements to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Home Care Services – identifying the appropriate home care, arranging for and monitoring those services by assigning the right Stowell Associates’ Caregiver(s).
Medical Care & Coordination Management – attend health care appointments, facilitating communication between provider, client and family and monitoring adherence to medical orders and instructions.
Communication – keeping family members and professionals informed as to the well-being and changing needs of the client.
Social Activities – providing the opportunity for engaging in social, recreational, or cultural activities that enrich life.
Legal – referring to or consulting with legal specialists, providing opinions for courts in determining the level of care or regarding guardianship issues.
Financial – reviewing or overseeing bill paying or consulting with accountants or Power of Attorneys for Finance.
Entitlements – providing information on Federal and State entitlement programs and assisting with the applications as needed.
Safety and Security – monitoring home care, recommending technologies to add to security or safety, observing changes or potential risks of exploitation or abuse and protecting the vulnerable person.
Resources – local, cost-effective resources are identified and engaged as needed.
You need our services if you or a family member have :
Chronic Care Needs: multiple medical, social or psychological issues requiring expert advice.
Conflict: Your family is at odds regarding care decisions.
Discharged: If you or a family member have recently been discharged from a hospital and require (to prevent rehospitalizations).
Don’t Know What to Do: You or someone you care about needs direction about what to do.
Disabled Adult: You are responsible for a family member who is developmentally disabled, suffers from chronic mental illness or is served by a Special Needs Trust.
Dissatisfaction: The person you are caring for is not pleased with current care providers.
Distance: You live at a distance and need someone locally monitor or assist you in providing the needed care for a family member in SE Wisconsin.
Driving: You are concerned about a family member’s ability to drive or you are no longer comfortable driving with them.
Housing: The person you are caring for is unable to live safely in his or her current environment without additional assistance.
Legal: You or the person you are caring for is confused about his or her own financial or legal situation.
Memory: Your family needs education and direction in dealing with behaviors associated with memory loss or dementia.
Neglect: The older person is not paying bills or keeping up with personal, health or household care.
Resources: Your family has limited time or the expertise to deal with a family member’s chronic care needs.
Support System: The person for whom you are responsible has limited or no family support.
Stress: You are feeling burned out or overwhelmed by the level of responsibility and needs of the person you are concerned about.
Medicare, Medicaid and supplemental insurances do not cover care management services.
We work with a variety of Long Term Care Insurance providers to obtain the maximum benefit available to our clients who have this insurance.
Our services are billed by the hour. Call 414- 963-2600 to discuss your specific situation.