Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans. In all your ways acknowledge HIM and He will make your paths straight.
— Proverbs 5:3
— Proverbs 5:3
Seeking Wise Counsel
Yesterday at the Christian Caregiver Support Group at Christ Lutheran Church we were discussing how difficult conversations about transitions can be among family members. Having a third party without the strong emotional ties of family can be very helpful. One of those difficult times can be the need to move to a place that provides more assistance and safety. I know with my mom, it was a very hard decision and I had the help of the pastor from her church who told her she needed to move. He had been a hospice chaplain and was sensitive from his experience to both the changing needs and the difficulty of making that kind of decision.
I met Todd at the Senior Expo held at Grace Fellowship Church on May 18th. He provides a valuable service during the difficult time when a loved one can no longer live independently.
Todd M Seidl is the Owner of Senior Living Placement, Referral, and Advisory Services (913) 735-7780. This free service that aids families in the personal assessment of social, financial, physical, emotional and geographic preference needs for senior care. Following the assessment recommended options that match the needs are suggested along with scheduling and accompanying families on a visit to selected senior living communities. A transition plan is made collaboratively with the family and additional resources such as moving assistance are included. He serves the South Kansas City area.
My move with my mother was from the Texas Valley to San Antonio. Fortunately, Karen and I had been visiting facilities for several years before her move and we were familiar with the options because we could see the day coming. If you have not done that research and need to do something soon, Todd could be a great help.
Moving is very hard on most seniors. Be sensitive and know that they will probably grieve their loss of home and some independence. Lift the whole matter up in prayer, hold on to the love of Christ, and seek wise counsel.
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Sue Brettmann RN has been devoted to Caregiving both in her career as an RN, Parish Nurse and caring for her aging parents through the last 40 plus years. She has experience in trauma, home care and hospice. Her strong faith walk and relationship with Christ has always been a part of her care and she is committed to helping others see the gift of Christ in their personal journey's.