Real Stories: Keeping couples together

Real Stories: Keeping couples together

Real Stories: Keeping couples togetherTodays 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.

Ron and Laura

Ron and his younger wife Laura have a 28 year age difference between them. Ron suffers from dementia and Laura, who is busy with work, worries about him during the day. She contacted Physicians Choice Private Duty and after our assessment of Ron and Laura’s situation, we were able have Ron voluntarily attend a local adult day care center and start him on dementia medications. Through his new friendships at the care center, Ron now feels valued and is tired in the evenings, which allows the Laura to come home from a hard day’s work and relax. Thanks to Physicians Choice Private Duty, the couple is able to remain safe and together.

Mabel and Graham

Mabel is completely independent, while her husband Graham needs skilled level care. With help from Physicians Choice Private Duty, the couple was able to find an assisted living facility that accommodates their different levels of care requirements. Today, both Mabel and Graham are doing great in their new environment and have been able to stay together.

Bob and Peggy

Bob and Peggy’s family all live out of town and became worried about the elderly couple when they kept going to the ER for various medical complications. The family initially wanted Physicians Choice Private Dutyto come in and move Bob and Peggy to a higher level of care, but through our assessment process, we were able to give them a safe plan to stay at home. To ensure their safety, they need medication management, meal preparation and assistance with some of their ADLs, but Bob and Peggy are still living at home independently and happily.

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 Physicians Choice Private Duty 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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