Real Stories: Helping dementia patients and their loved ones

Real Stories: Helping dementia patients and their loved ones

Real Stories: Helping dementia patients and their loved onesTodays 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.

David and Karen

A husband with a recurrence of his cancer and a wife with early onset dementia wanted a long-term plan developed for both of them, they reached out to Physicians Choice Private Duty. We studied their financial, social and living future and developed a plan that kept them as independent as possible for as long as possible. Their major request was to be able to remain together, and with some creative planning this has happened.


Gail, an elderly woman with dementia, moved to Omaha to live with her daughter when her disease made it impossible for her to function independently. Unable to take on full time caregiving duties, Gail’s family contacted Physicians Choice Private Duty to create a plan that would allow her to remain with the family for as long as possible. After she was safe and taken care of in home, we then worked on long-term care placement for her, which included applying for a Medicaid Waiver.


A farmer with dementia living in rural Nebraska needed to be placed in a memory care facility to ease the caregiving burden put on his family (who were unable to forgo their daily work duties). Physicians Choice Private Duty worked with the family to apply for Veterans Benefits, Medicaid and Spousal Impoverishment so he could get the care he needed and the wife could remain in the family home. He was placed in a facility close enough to the family farm so that he could be visited regularly.

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.

“Physicians Choice Private Duty 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