Geriatric Psychiatry

At Abundant Life Manor, we implement the STAR method for care management. The STAR method is a comprehensive, five point approach to individual care developed at the University of Wisconsin by Tim Howell, MD, MA, a leader of geriatric psychiatry in the region and the curator of this method at our facility. Each of our residents is reviewed regularly from a medical, medicinal, social, behavioral, and personal standpoint to accurately search for factors in the changes in their health. The STAR method is an approach that has proven effective to optimize the well-being of our residents and their families, and to uphold the highest quality of life.


Below is an example of the STAR method. An individual is viewed from five separate, interdependent angles for the most effective approach to care management.