“It was the statement by my daughter that called me to action. Through the years she watched me take care of my parents, worrying whether she could do the same down the road,” Trent shared.
Norman, Oklahoma (PRWEB) October 15, 2015
Cynthia “Cindy” Trent of Crossroads Elder Planning Specialists (EPS) has unveiled an innovative process to ease the minds of those with aging loved ones. The process, otherwise known as the planning Roadmap, not only formulates a client-tailored plan of action but also links clients to trusted resources that cater to the specific needs of their individual plan. The Roadmap is also a great resource for family members if the elder becomes unable to communicate his or her wishes due to physical or mental constraints. Citing career demands, busy schedules, family responsibilities and distance as stressors, Trent shares that the comprehensive nature of the Roadmap makes it a tool providing families with peace of mind for what lies ahead.
Having shouldered the responsibility of caring for her aging parents, as well as working in several areas of service to seniors, Trent has exuded a passion for eldercare throughout her career. Earning an Associate of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Gerontology and a Master of Education with a Gerontology Emphasis has planted her at the forefront as an industry leader in the field of elder services.
The idea of Crossroads EPS began with a concern Trent’s daughter had as she watched her parents heavily involved in the care of her grandparents. The concern was that she, like many other people, didn’t have her mother’s experience or background in elder care to serve her when facing those same responsibilities. “It was the statement by my daughter that called me to action. Through the years she watched me take care of my parents, worrying whether she could do the same down the road,” Trent shared.
The urgency to plan for future care can easily be felt just by reading or watching the news. In home invasions, vehicle wrecks and pedestrian accidents, elderly victims may be severely injured and become unable to communicate their wishes. Other circumstances such as falls resulting in broken bones, memory loss or strokes can leave elders with the inability to care for themselves. Left to deal with urgent issues and many times with little to no idea of an elder’s preferences, a family member’s life can quickly be turned upside down. The Crossroads EPS Roadmap has shown great success in the community because, without having to tip-toe around conversations about end of life care or anxiety for a loved one’s future, families can fully enjoy each others’ presence with appreciation for the time they have left together.
If you would like to learn more about Crossroads Elder Planning Specialists and the Roadmap, please call (405) 310-9626 or visit http://www.crossroadseps.com.
About Crossroads Elder Planning Specialists
Today’s families are busier than ever with work schedules, travel, school activities, and extracurricular activities and events. At some point, almost every family is called on to assist with or take over care of an elderly loved one. Crossroads Elder Planning Specialists offers a variety of services and will assist from the initial questionnaire to the final stage of decision-making, even in last-minute or emergency situations. The mission of Crossroads EPS is to connect clients to the resources they didn’t know existed.