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. Miriam Oliensis-Torres, MSW, C-ASWCM, Advanced Care Manager at […]
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The address of the place you call home may change. However, when you are deciding to change your living situation, the issues you face may be complex and cause apprehension. We know that the best decisions are made when we are well informed about our options. Take for example Mr. George, who contacted Stowell Associates for help in locating […]
Everyone slips, trips or falls occasionally. One out of five falls causes a severe injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Over 700,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Each year, 2.5 million older people are treated in emergency […]
“Could you please speak a little louder?” Age-related hearing loss affects almost half of Americans above the age of 75. Because the loss is usually gradual, many people do not realize they are having problems with their hearing. Studies show that a person with a mild hearing loss is three more times likely to fall […]
The best time to consider your goals for your future health care and end of life care is now and periodically over time. These goals will naturally change, reflecting one’s current health status, treatment options, life situation and perhaps age. These goals must be documented in an advance directive and should be discussed. Click Here […]
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.
Communication and knowledge are your best defenses against medication errors. Medication errors can happen at various points along the process: prescribing, dispensing and administration.