Real Stories: When staying home means the world

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.

Bob and Terri

Bob was suffering from dementia, and like so many others he wanted to remain at home for as long as possible. His wife, Terri, was his primary caregiver, but was getting overwhelmed — their home was no longer a safe place for Bob to live with his increasing care demands. With help from Encompass, Bob and Terri’s home was modified into a livable space that was easy for Bob to safely maneuver through. And since Terri wasn’t able to give Bob comprehensive 24-7 care as his condition worsened, Encompass began to provide professional in-home care, allowing Bob to remain in his home until he eventually passed.

Chris and Linda

With stage four brain cancer, Chris’ ability to care for himself was very limited. Still, he very much preferred staying at home versus the alternative of moving into a skilled care facility. His wife Linda, Chris’ primary caregiver, tried her best but couldn’t provide the comprehensive care he required. After contacting Encompass, a safety assessment of Chris’ situation was conducted, resulting in the modification of his home to make it safe. Additional caregivers were also sent in as needed. Relieved, Chris was able at safely remain home for his remaining days.

Harry and Janice

Harry received Medicare certified skilled care in the home. His wife, Janice, wan’t satisfied with Harry’s overall progress so she asked Encompass if there was more therapy that could be provided after the skilled care was completed. There was. Encompass staff continued his physical therapy. Within two months Harry was able to walk a short distance with his walker. His previous Medicare certified home care simply discharged him when he was able to use wheelchair.

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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.”