The greatest number of referrals we have received lately are people on hospice with a short life expectancy. I do love caring for people in the last days of their lives. I know that we do an amazing job of supporting the resident and their loved ones. The amount of resident turnover this brings is hard on the bank account. And my staff have little consistency of scheduled hours with the changes. I begin to worry when our census gets so low. I begin to think of what the options are if we have no residents for long and cannot continue the business.
Yet, when the situation becomes more difficult, we get a call. Someone needs a place to live. A family is at the end of their endurance and needs help. Often, within a few days, there is a new resident in our home. When this happens, I am reminded again of God's provision. I need to do a better job of holding onto the belief that God will provide.