Real Stories: Home safe and happy

Todays post features real-life stories of how Encompass Senior Solutions helped an elderly person and their loved ones through a tough decision-making process that ensured each persons individual care needs were met. Names have been changed to respect privacy.

Rhonda

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Rhonda is an early onset aggressive Alzheimer’s patient who was sent out of the doctor’s office with a prescription for “24-hour care.” By working with her son (who became her guardian) Encompass was able to honor her wishes of staying in her own home by setting up the prescribed 24-hour care and allowing her to continue all the activities she participated in before her devastating diagnosis. As her disease progresses, long term care plans will be made to find her suitable memory care placement — but for now, she is at home and safe.

Mona

An elderly woman fell down a flight of stairs and was brought to the ER. The hospital would not admit her but told her family she needed 24-hour care for the next several weeks. Encompass was able to develop a schedule that allowed for professional health workers to fill in the hours where the family could not provide care to the patient. In three weeks she was back to her old self and living independently.

Terri

A middle-aged woman with significant progressive illness wish to continue to stay at home, but found this difficult as she was beginning to have safety issues in the home. After contacting Encompass, recommendations were made to make her home safe and handicapped accessible, also fitting her for an electric wheelchair. Today, she remains at home safely with assistance from family and friends.

Read more Real Stories from Encompass here.

Encompass Senior Solutions currently serving Omaha, Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa provides seniors and their families a complete understanding of the available care options and helps families maneuver through the challenges of the system. All Encompass services are directed by registered nurses or licensed clinical social workers with no long-term contracts. Contact us today for help with your senior care needs.

“Encompass Senior Solutions solves the problems families face in finding home health care providers they can trust. Providers who will focus on strategies that keep parents in their homes. To learn more about our health care services, visit http://www.encompass-home-health-care.com.”