Choices

The Key to Your Independence

Choices is a Nebraska service that helps older adults and persons with disabilities decide where and how they want to live.

A Choices counselor can provide information and advice to help people decide about:

Living in Their Own Home with Assistance from People who Provide Services

For example, a person might need someone to:

  • Provide transportation to medical appointments
  • Help with medication and therapy
  • Help with housecleaning and other chores
  • Help with eating, dressing, bathing and toileting
  • Help with cooking
  • Help with laundry

Living in an "Assisted Living" Facility

Residents can enjoy:

  • A private room
  • A home-like setting
  • Staff to assist with meals, cleaning, laundry, medication, etc.

Living in a Nursing Facility

Skilled staff provides the care and support you need.

What Else Can A Choices Counselor Do?

They are trained to help with decisions about the care and support you might need. They can:

  • Evaluate your needs
  • Explain services
  • Find ways to help pay for services
  • Set up services

A Choice counselor can explain options such as living at home with support services, or living in an "assisted living" facility which has a home-like setting.

The Goal is to Support Your Desires for Self-Determination, Dignity, and Independence

The Choices counselor will work with you. Together, you will determine if your needs can be safely met with your choices.

The Choices counselor will develop a plan to meet your needs and explain the support and services that are available. Your family and friends can be involved in the plan if you so choose.

The Choice is Yours!

If you are ready to explore different choices for living independently, here is how to begin:

Contact a Choices counselor at:
Northeast Nebraska Area Agency on Aging
(800) 672-8368 or (402) 370-3454

These professionals:

  • Can evaluate your needs
  • Understand programs and services
  • Can develop a plan that is realistic for you

Remember, Choices can be the key to your independence!