Todays post features real-life stories of how Physicians Choice Private Duty 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.


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Although not fully recovered from a recent accident, Lucille’s early discharge from the hospital was imminent. Her family brought in Encompass to work with the hospital to delay the discharge until an acceptable rehab facility could be found, as Lucille was not yet able to return home safely.


Encompass was asked to come in and assess a patient, an elderly man named Bud, suffering from dementia. While initially it was thought Bud might need respite hours, it became clear, very quickly, that he was near the end of his life. Our staff was able to make a recommendation for hospice and the gentlemen passed away within a week — peacefully and safely.


Kenneth, a morbidly obese patient, temporarily lost his primary caregiver due to a sudden illness. Since Kenneth needed assistance with daily living, Encompass was contacted for help. After an assessment, we appointed our professional staff to provide quality daily care for Kenneth while his primary caregiver recovered. After two weeks, his caregiver returned, happy to find him safe and well-taken care of.

Read more Real Stories from Encompass here.

Physicians Choice Private Duty 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 social workers with no long-term contracts. Contact us today for help with your senior care needs.

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