I believe that when a New Year is just on the horizon, many people stop and wonder what the coming year will hold. Will it be full of surprises? Will it bring happiness? Prosperity? Trials? More than ever before, I look toward 2016 knowing without a doubt that it will be a year like none other for both me and my family. During the later part of 2015 God clearly laid upon my heart that it was time for change. Time to finally, perhaps, decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. Time for the culmination of events over the last decade; both personally and professionally to take shape and form into something amazing. Very seldom does one get to this type of place where they can say that they knew they were standing in a crossroads. Most often, I believe crossroads are usually viewed in retrospect. The “fork in the road” is usually most visible from the rear view mirror.
Which brings me to what I consider to be kind of a big announcement of sorts. As of January 8, 2016 I will be closing a chapter after a 21 year career as a worker’s compensation nurse case manager and I will be opening a business!!! Oasis Senior Advisors will open it’s “doors” on January 25, 2016. What this business does is assist seniors and the people who love them find the next best place; which may be independent or assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing care. And the truly unique thing about it is that it is ABSOLUTELY FREE to the patient and their family. But the best part is that you will get a registered nurse assessing your loved one’s needs and then matching them with the communities that best fit their needs, wants and desires. I will cover Lincoln and surrounding communities. There are Oasis Senior Advisors throughout the country so if you are reading this from somewhere other than near Lincoln, Nebraska we can find an advisor near you or your loved one.
In all honesty, I’m not sure how this actually came about other than to say there were higher powers at work for sure. Taking my background knowledge in nursing, paring that with 21 years as a case manager, my personal passion for elder needs, my experience with my mom and desire to educate and write about Alzheimer’s…it’s like a perfect storm and I cannot say how excited I am to get started helping others. It will be a privilege and an honor to walk alongside those needing this service and I hope I can bring some calm in what can be a very stormy and sometimes scary transition.