|By Marketwired .||
|June 16, 2014 10:15 AM EDT||
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 www.OakwoodSeniorSolutions.org.
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2617947
SYS-CON Events announced today that iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, has a growing line of HomeKit-enabled products available at the largest retailers worldwide. Through the “Designed with iDevices” co-development program and its custom-built IoT Cloud Infrastruc...
Feb. 12, 2016 10:00 AM EST Reads: 120
The Art of DevOps provides a fun overview to help teams understand DevOps. Written in the style of the famous 6th century Chinese manuscript “The Art of War,” this eBook describes DevOps in the form of a mission to continuously deliver assets to the operational battlegrounds safely, securely, and quickly. It’s a fun read with valuable insights.
Feb. 12, 2016 10:00 AM EST
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
Feb. 12, 2016 09:51 AM EST
Feb. 12, 2016 09:30 AM EST Reads: 209
Feb. 12, 2016 09:00 AM EST
Feb. 12, 2016 09:00 AM EST
Feb. 12, 2016 08:00 AM EST
Feb. 12, 2016 08:00 AM EST Reads: 321
Feb. 12, 2016 06:00 AM EST Reads: 247
Feb. 12, 2016 05:45 AM EST Reads: 455
Feb. 12, 2016 05:00 AM EST
Feb. 12, 2016 04:45 AM EST Reads: 405
Feb. 12, 2016 03:45 AM EST Reads: 265
Feb. 12, 2016 03:45 AM EST Reads: 349
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
Feb. 12, 2016 02:30 AM EST Reads: 226