Real Stories: The many forms of assisted living

Real Stories: The many forms of assisted living

The Benefits of Respite Care for CaregiversTodays 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.


After many frustrating weeks, Mabel, a retired nurse with significant heart failure, dreamed of returning home from a local assisted living facility. By working with her son and daughter Physicians Choice Private Duty was able to help. Even though Mabel’s well-being required significant in-home care, medication management and financial restructuring, a plan set in place to make it happen. She is now living her dream, safe, and in her own home.


A frontal lobe atrophy diagnosis sent Walt into an assisted living environment. His family wanted the best for him, even though he was often physically and emotionally abusive towards them. Physicians Choice Private Duty assessed the needs of Walt and the family. In the end we were able to provide Walt with independence through transporting him to and from supervised outings. Walt was well-taken care of and so was his family, who could keep their respectful distance if needed.

Anne and Ed

When Anne’s husband, Ed, was sent to skilled care, it soon became obvious that she could not properly care for herself. Even though finances were an issue, Physicians Choice Private Duty was able to assist them. For Anne, we found low-income senior housing with some in-home care as well as transportation to see Ed, who remained in the skilled care facility long term.

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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