Rhonda chose to switch to Nebraska Total Care in January 2018 from another Managed Care Organization because she wanted to take control of her health. She now participates in exercise classes at her local YMCA, thanks to Nebraska Total Care’s YMCA benefit. She is also actively engaged with her Nebraska Total Care Care Manager. She credits the support she receives from both places with helping her achieve her weight loss goals.
Paul’s parents chose Nebraska Total Care for their son in 2017. Paul relies on medical equipment that requires electricity. When a power outage hit their town during a blizzard, his Nebraska Total Care Care Manager helped make sure he would not lose access to his life-saving medical devices.
Lynkyn weighed less than two pounds when she was born at 26 weeks. Her parents, Amanda and Jeremy, were scared, wondering if she would survive. Amanda had chosen Nebraska Total Care because of the services that it offers to pregnant members, including Care Management. Her Care Manager is a nurse with pregnancy and post-partum expertise, and was able to support her throughout their journey and to celebrate with her the milestones that her baby was reaching.
When Joy was diagnosed with heart failure, she was scared. She called her health plan, Nebraska Total Care. Her Care Manager helped her to understand her diagnosis and to get involved with Weight Watchers and the YMCA. Joy has lost 56 pounds, and her goal is to lose 150. She is breathing better and experiencing a better quality of life.
Jayne is diabetic. A year ago, her blood sugar was too high, she was lethargic, could not think or walk, and started to feel depressed. As a member of Nebraska Total Care, she decided to participate in the Care Management program. She knows that she can call her Care Manager with any questions that she has, and she feels that he is compassionate and really cares about her. Now Jayne’s diabetes is under control and she feels much better, both physically and mentally.
Dusty was had experienced frequent hospitalizations before joining Nebraska Total Care. After a hospitalization last year, her Care Manager called her as soon as she was released and began helping her make a plan to stay stable. He helped her to get a cell phone, and he is a person she can reach out to in times when she needs help managing her symptoms. She has strengthened her rational thinking skills, which she has used to cope and avoid readmission.