FirstLight makes its Nebraska debut


After dedicating some time towards various missions travelling the world and sharing their faith, Dale and Nancy Ocken became FirstLight franchisees last month. As the premiere FirstLight franchise in the Omaha market, the Ockens’ business will service West Omaha, Fremont, Arlington, Bennington and Elkhorn.

“We have seen how everything has changed to accommodate the baby boomers, and one of the things that will change is home care is going to be more of an option for insurance companies [with regard to] paying for their aging clients,” Nancy told the Midlands Business Journal in an article that was published earlier this month. “They simply cannot afford to put everybody in a nursing home, and it’s not as good of an option or as economical for their clients.”

After more than 15 years spent growing a successful hardwood flooring company, the couple is excited to apply their entrepreneurial backgrounds to their new endeavor. They’ve already hired Joanne Bonifant, a former head of the Critical Care Unit at Methodist Hospital, as FirstLight’s care coordinator. They plan to build their business throughout West Omaha and eventually expand further into Omaha and Lincoln.

“Even though opening a business in a tough economy can be challenging, we are eager to build a successful operation that community members can rely on,” said Nancy. “We also know in these challenging times, people don’t have the luxury of staying home to care for their ailing parents; FirstLight provides a reliable solution.”

Looking for a home care provider in the Omaha area? You can contact Dale or Nancy at 402.614.0413. Click here for more details.

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