When you choose someone to be your Power Of Attorney for Health Care (your agent), you are asking that person to make medical decisions for you if you become unable to speak for yourself.
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Medication Management Reduces Risk of Errors (Download PDF) Medications are a vital part of treatment if prescribed and taken correctly. According to the American Medical Association, the highest incidents of medication errors occur during both prescribing and administration (JAMA, 1995). The risk increases for individuals who have multiple doctors and complex health conditions. To read […]
Communication and knowledge are your best defenses against medication errors. Medication errors can happen at various points along the process: prescribing, dispensing and administration.
Easing Social Isolation Through Art (Download PDF) Social isolation is a concern for many older adults. Research suggests that being isolated is just as bad as smoking cigarettes and worse than being obese (AARP, May 23, 2012). The Islands of Milwaukee is a bold, innovative project that addresses social isolation among older adults living alone […]
Training the Next Generation of Care Managers (Download PDF) We are proud and pleased to announce that Kelly Hagerty is the first recipient of the Stowell Associates Scholarship Fund for Care Management. The scholarship is funded through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Foundation. It is awarded annually to benefit either a social work or nursing student […]
Fall Prevention: Client Safety Comes First (Download PDF) According to geriatrician Mary Elizabeth Tinetti, MD, Yale Medical Group, “falls are not only associated with significant injury and death in the older population, but are also linked to reduced independence and early admission to long-term-care facilities.” Fall prevention strategies and safety measures may reduce fall-related injuries, […]
Stowell Associates Helps with Planned Surgeries (Download PDF) According to the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, “the single most important way you can stay healthy is to be an active member of your own health care team.” Accurate and timely health information can be essential to a full recovery from surgery. That is […]
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 Top Work Place for mid-sized companies by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on June 6, 2014. This is the second time the company received top ranking and the fourth consecutive year […]
May is National Geriatric Care Managers’ Month (Download PDF) There is no getting around it-we are all aging and living longer. Responding to this aging boom are a confusing array of service providers. Professional care managers have the experience to support families during times of uncertainty and help them make decisions that ensure quality care, […]
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 a movement disorder, there are also other challenges experienced. Read our latest bulletin to learn how a team approach to care management helped “Phil” improve his quality of life while […]