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Looking for a care management program for your aging loved ones? Learn all about how a virtual care manager can help you provide quality care.
Taking care of yourself as a caregiver is important. Learn beneficial caregiver self-care tips and how respite care can provide caregiving relief.
It’s challenging to know what to do with aging parents. Read about the best ways to get help with aging parents as an adult child.
Are you an adult child caring for a parent with dementia? Read five expert tips for in-home care for dementia patients and how to get expert care.
Wisconsin seniors have access to many elderly resources. Learn about what resources for seniors exist and Wisconsin elderly assistance near you.
The Kenosha County Age and Disability Help Center offers many resources. Learn about these resources and other local senior resource center services.
Aging parents and driving is a very sensitive topic but could become a necessary conversation at a certain point in your parent’s life. Are you
Caring for aging parents can be a challenging task. Adding siblings into the mix can be a recipe for conflict and frustration as everyone’s opinions,
The key to a successful caregiver job interview is preparation. Well-prepared candidates have greater confidence and can answer caregiver interview questions more accurately. Do you
Everyone has basic emotional needs, but do you know the list of emotional needs your elderly family members require? What are the emotional needs of
All of us, at some time in our lives, have or will be a caregiver. Family caregivers are either relatives, friends, or neighbors who assist
Age is no respecter of persons. We will all experience the difficulties associated with aging at some point if we’re not already feeling them. With
According to the “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” study by AARP and the National Alliance of Caregiving, 11% of family caregivers live at least an
You might be able to check-in on mom or dad during lunch breaks or throughout the week, but not 24 hours a day. As your
Approximately 15% of adults age 60 and over live with a mental health disorder. As older adults age, they experience greater levels of physical and
Aging in place is a natural desire for older adults. An AARP survey reports that 3 out of 4 adults 50 years and older want
Since before we can remember, our parents have cared for many of us, providing necessities like food, housing, and possibly even an education. As we
Do you plan to take care of your parents as they age? Are you currently caring for elderly parents? If so, you’re not alone. Over
As health care advocates, our care managers are often consulted about the need to relocate, the timing, and what relocation options are available. This help
One study found that about one million people live under assisted living care, typically senior widowed women. Are you thinking about moving your parent(s) into
Approximately 47.8 million Americans are sixty-five or older. This amounts to 14.9 percent of the entire population. Given this statistic, it’s likely that you know
Helping the elderly is a challenging but rewarding job. It requires a great deal of compassion, care, and understanding. If you’re thinking about becoming an
According to the World Health Organization, 15.7% of people over 60 are subject to elder abuse. This alarming and heartbreaking statistic can only be lowered
According to a recent study, around one in five Americans, or roughly 53 million adults, are caregivers. Of that group, two in ten report feeling
Growing older is a great privilege of life that is denied to many. However, some people do not age as well as others, and as
Covid-19 requires that we be vigilant with safety and prevention methods, while also preparing for potential illness. There is no time better than this present
Dear Stowell Associates Clients and Families, The health and wellness of our clients and team members has always been, and will continue to be, our
Among the most honorable choices adult children can make is to open up their home to an elderly parent. Our parents did everything for us
When we were growing up, we learned how to share toys and games as well as the attention of our parents, and these same feelings
Although abusing an older person is something that would never cross most people’s minds, it’s a tragically prevalent circumstance in the United States. Elder abuse
As shared in a previous blog post, moving from home into an assisted living facility is not always necessary when a senior loved one is
For many of us, moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility is not something we look forward to. We prefer to age at
“I do NOT need to move to a nursing home!” This is an all too common sentiment stated by many seniors, even as they are
It’s an undeniable fact: the overwhelming majority of today’s seniors would rather age at home instead of moving to a nursing home or assisted living
Not too long ago, it seemed there was just no other option for older adults with care needs than to relocate to a nursing home
Medicines can be life-improving and life-saving, but there is a hidden risk with prescription medications that can be life-threatening — the risk of medication non-adherence.
Amazingly, there are more than 10,000 prescription drugs obtainable in the US, and close to one-third of all adults take five or more of these
We are all aware that a wholesome diet is required for a healthy body. What a lot of people don’t understand, however, is that as
Parents’ love for their children knows no age limit. And parents of any age want to guard their children from troubles and concerns, which can
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,
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.
As the Executive Director of Stowell Associates, I have been thrilled to be part of a business culture that is based on learning, serving and supporting our community.
Beginning a conversation about death and end-of-life care can create anxiety or confusion for older adults, their families and even the most seasoned professionals. Research has found that discussing advanced care plans with older adults can improve their quality of life and the experience of end-of-life care.
Ranked No. 1 Mid-Sized Company (Download PDF) Executive Director Kari Klatt with co-founders Valerie Stefanich and Phyllis Brostoff Stowell Associates was again recognized as a
A Team Approach to Helping People with Parkinson’s Disease (Download PDF) Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurologic disorder. While it is mainly known as
Brostoff and Stefanich Receive Award for Women in Business (Download PDF) On April 9, 2014, Phyllis Mensh Brostoff and Valerie A. Stefanich, co-founders and co-owners