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Senior Care Solutions by Oakwood Provides Valuable Resources to Seniors and Families

Local Attorney Seeks Geriatric Care Assessment for Mom

DEARBORN, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/14 -- When people need legal counsel and expert advice, they typically seek attorneys in specialized practice areas related to their concerns. Attorney Nelson Stieper, a longtime Dearborn resident and family law and estate planning attorney, will tell you it is also becoming more common for attorneys to recommend the services of geriatric care specialists to clients, who are seniors or caregivers to seniors.

In Stieper's case, he followed his own recommendation to ensure that his mom Colleen Stieper, 97 years young, remains safe in her home of more than 60 years with family.

"My sister and I agreed that we needed some expert advice to make sure we're doing everything we can for our mom to make things easier for living at home," said Stieper. "Mom was also very open to the idea."

Stieper scheduled an appointment with Marcia Filek, Geriatric Care Manager for Senior Care Solutions by Oakwood, to conduct a geriatric care assessment at his mom's home. Together, Stieper, his mom and sister Kristine Levesque went through a detailed interview which is the first step of the assessment.

"My mom answered most of the questions by herself and only needed a little prompting from us about specific details," said Stieper, who shared his mom is still very alert and creates amazing cards that she sends to friends and family with their pictures and humorous notes.

During the second phase of the home interview, Stieper and his sister left so that Filek and his mom could have a private conversation.

"My private talk with the senior during a care assessment ensures that the senior's wishes are being followed," said Filek. "It also gives me the opportunity to ask questions and have the senior demonstrate his or her daily routine such as dressing, preparing food, and taking medications."

Following the interview, Filek prepared a lengthy report and arranged to meet again with Stieper, his sister and mom to go over the analysis and provide recommendations.

"Her ultimate advice was that it is okay for our mom to stay in her home," said Stieper. "She also gave us some excellent pointers of things we could do around the house that would make it safer and easier for mom to get around."

According to Stieper, they received a copy of the very thorough report which can be used as a reference going forward.

"It's a tremendous benefit to have an independent assessment that's coming from an expert," added Stieper. "If anything changes in her [mom's] needs, I wouldn't hesitate to do this again in a 'heartbeat'."

"Not all situations are as easy as the Stiepers," said Filek. "Where additional care is needed in the home or staying at home is no longer an option for the senior, we recommend and help manage a variety of resources that are readily available."

Located in Allen Park, Mich., Senior Care Solutions provides services throughout the five county areas of Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne. Personal care services are also available within a 30 mile radius of Detroit.

About Senior Care Solutions by Oakwood
Senior Care Solutions by Oakwood offers geriatric care assessments and case management services along with in home, non-medical and personal care services for seniors and post trauma patients. For more information, call 866-776-1869 or visit

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