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Kali Schwenke and Ken Jenson, co-owners of Amada Senior Care Omaha, believe senior care should always be a family endeavor. Delivering top-tier care for a senior client is only part of the job for the Omaha team; equally important is providing consistent support to the client’s family.
Born and raised in Omaha, Kali’s dedication to the community she calls home runs deep, her commitment reinforced every day in carrying out Amada’s mission. “We always want to be at the pinnacle of what we do, ensuring seniors and others who are ill or compromised have exceptional in-home care, and the most skilled, trained, motivated and compassionate caregivers to provide it.”
A devoted family man, Ken says, “If we’re there cooking breakfast for Mom, our client, we will also cook breakfast for Dad. If we’re there doing laundry for Mom, we will also do Dad’s laundry. We’re there for the whole family, and our experts are also there to help navigate the financial questions families may raise. These include addressing exhaustive and confusing long-term care insurance issues—a free service most in-home senior care businesses do not provide.”
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Click HERE to listen to Ken explain long-term care insurance and rising premiums.
The Amada commitment to enrich lives has earned Amada Senior Care Omaha its reputation for delivering superior senior care from Omaha, Lincoln, Elkhorn, Ralston and other cities and communities in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Saunders and Lancaster counties all the way to Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Operations Manager Layla Montoya, a highly experienced CNA and LPN, moved into administration to provide more comprehensive levels of care to support our valued senior population. “I have been involved in all manner of senior care circumstances, so I truly understand the advantages of living at home where everything is comfortable and familiar, instead of in a facility,” she says. “My goal is to keep seniors home whenever possible.”
If the time should come when home is no longer the ideal environment, Amada Omaha will guide the senior and family to the assisted living environment that ideally suits the senior’s unique needs and preferences. The Amada Omaha care team will even continue to check in on clients who have moved in to senior housing communities, just to make sure we haven’t missed an opportunity to be of service.
Serving Adults Who Need Non-Medical Care at Home
According to Kali, there are many members of the community who are not seniors but who may need help managing the symptoms of a chronic condition. “Our caregivers are skilled enough to wear many hats,” she says.
In one case, a veteran in his early 50s without family was experiencing some weakness, including difficulty rising from a chair and moving around. Friends and neighbors reached out to Amada Omaha, who contacted a VA representative to identify resources available to him to help cover the cost of in-home care. During this time, it was determined by his doctor that a rehabilitation facility to help with alcohol dependence was warranted, and once again Amada was able to help secure VA benefits to help him.
“We effectively got him to where he needed to go, and with peace of mind. No matter what the age, every one of us deserves that,” Kali says.
Senior Housing Advising with Trusted Assisted Living Partners
Providing a wide variety of services, Amada Omaha also forms close partnerships with assisted living facilities. Especially when so many of us are navigating COVID, Kali explains, ALFs rely on Amada caregivers to keep their residents happy and safe when they are short-staffed, enabling resident populations to remain full. “And from the other end, if a family member wants us to look in on their mother, father, or grandparent at an ALF, we are able to provide that one-on-one support. In short,” Kali says, “it’s a win-win-win situation for all involved no matter how you look at it.”
We invite you to contact us at Amada Senior Care Omaha to learn more about how we can help a senior in your life age with dignity, or provide assistance to another deserving family member, giving everyone peace of mind. Let our family take care of yours because, as we like to say, “Someone you love needs us.”
Amada Caregivers are Trained to Provide Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as:
Meal Preparation, Feeding
Most Non-Medical Assistance
If you or your loved one could use assistance with these or other activities of daily living, we invite you to contact us today for a free Care Needs Consultation with an experienced member of the Amada Senior Care Omaha team. Our trained and compassionate caregivers provide the highest-quality, in-home care to seniors living in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Saunders and Lancaster counties all the way to Council Bluffs, Iowa and nearby communities. We know that each of our clients has unique needs, desires, and budgets, and we are able to customize a care plan ideal for each situation.
Our personal involvement doesn’t simply end with caregiver placement. We also monitor our caregivers and regularly check in with clients and their families to ensure that we are doing all we can to help them live safer, happier, and more fulfilled lives.
Long-Term Care Insurance Claims Experts
Review Policies and Verify Benefits
Long-term care insurance can help you or your loved one get the senior care you deserve, but it’s important that you understand your policy and what it entitles you to. We will help you make sense of your LTCi policy and verify your benefits so you can be sure you are using them to your greatest advantage.
Process Claims and Submit Paperwork
The experts at the Amada LTCi Resource Center will walk you through the completion of claims forms and other paperwork, which can help you get quality senior care more quickly.
Your Personal LTCi Advocates
Members of our Amada family never need to feel stuck waiting on hold to speak with a representative of their LTCi carrier. We have built professional relationships with most carriers and administrators, and are happy to call our contacts directly to advocate for you.
Benefit Assignments and Payment Monitoring
We will help you use your LTCi benefits most effectively by assigning them to a care plan specific to your unique needs. We can also take over payment monitoring or even bill your LTCi carrier directly, so you have one less thing to worry about.
For the members of our team at Amada Senior Care Omaha, providing in-home senior care is much more than just a job. It is a fulfillment of our personal goal to enrich the lives of our clients at every level. Whether it is helping a client to adjust his or her care plan, engaging in an activity or hobby a client likes, sharing a friendly word with a family member, or preparing a meal that tastes like home to a client, we truly enjoy what we do—and it shows.
“ Trust Amada Omaha when someone you love needs us. We’re here for the whole family.”
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Recently my 96 year old father needed to be put in a skilled nursing
facility. I was trying to read his long term care insurance policy, but it
was vague and very confusing. Emily was so kind to offer making a
conference call with me to the insurance company. She knew all the
right questions to ask and was very helpful in determining my father’s
benefits. I highly recommend Emily and Amada of Omaha.
Senior Housing Advising
When seniors or their loved ones begin to feel that they require more support than in-home care and assistance with basic ADLs, it may be time to consider transitioning to an assisted living community.
This is an emotional decision for everyone involved, and our goal at Amada Senior Care in Omaha is to guide families through the placement process with wisdom, empathy, and competence.
For some seniors, an assisted living community, typically offering non-complex medical services, may be a good fit. Others may require a bit more support and may be better served in a nursing home or different type of care community.
The team at Amada Senior Care Omaha has years of experience with senior care in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Saunders and Lancaster counties all the way to Council Bluffs, Iowa and nearby communities. As a result, we have deep knowledge of all local care communities and can make sure our clients find the ideal placement to suit their care needs, locations, lifestyles, and budgets.
We also rely on our extensive experience to help our clients make full use of all benefits available to them, including veterans’ benefits and Long-Term Care Insurance benefits. The costs of assisted living may intimidate many families, but we can help them make financial decisions with confidence. To further ease cost concerns, the Amada Omaha team is pleased to offer its placement services free of charge.
When in-home care is no longer ideal for our clients, we are honored to guide them through this next phase. Our specialty is referring seniors to the right community or placement for them, which may include:
- Assisted living communities
- Large and small communities
- Independent living communities
- Board and care homes
- Adult family homes
- Senior care homes
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Alzheimer/dementia communities
Veterans Assistance Programs
Many of our veterans, their spouses, and their families may not be aware of their potential eligibility for financial assistance from the government. At Amada Senior Care Omaha, we are dedicated to helping individuals eligible for VA Aid and Attendance benefits and other forms of financial support take full advantage of these resources.
To learn more about Aid and Attendance and other benefits for veterans, please
How is Aid and Attendance Eligibility Determined?
1. Military Service
- A minimum of 90 days of active duty, with at least one of those days during wartime.
- Must not have been dishonorable discharged.
2. Personal Care Needs
- Applicant must currently require assistance with activities of daily living, such as walking, eating, toileting, or dressing.
- Majority of applicant’s income must currently be spent on care expenses.
- The percentage of income currently spent on care will determine the benefits they receive.
- The VA will determine an acceptable threshold for applicants’ assets.
- Determination of financial assets will depend upon age and financial need.
How VA Aid and Attendance Benefits can Help You:
Through the use of VA benefits, seniors gain more financial flexibility for their care plans and potential placements. This may include:
- More in-home care.
- The community of their choice.
- Benefits paid monthly with no repayment required.
- Benefits are paid directly to claimants by the United States Treasury and are tax-free.