West Des Moines, Iowa – Homesteaders Life Company, in partnership with Dr. Jason Troyer, author and
founder of Mount Hope Grief Services, is proud to present Finding Resilience. The new program is
designed specifically for funeral and allied professionals to help prevent burnout and support a reduction
in career fatigue.

“I am pleased to partner with Homesteaders to create programs and resources to help funeral
professionals cope with the often stressful, but highly rewarding work they do to serve and care for
grieving families,” Troyer affirmed.

Finding Resilience will offer resources and support to those working closely with families affected by
end-of-life decisions and funeral planning. The new program will consist of an ever-growing suite of
resources aimed at helping funeral professionals cope and thrive – finding resilience in a profession that
means so much to families and the communities they serve.

“At Homesteaders, we care deeply about the wellbeing of funeral professionals who are passionate about
serving families, but are constantly exposed to stressful situations and environments,” affirmed Steve
Shaffer, Homesteaders COO. “We don’t want our profession to lose good people to career burnout, and
we are confident that our program can help retain folks who’ve invested so much to be successful in their

Homesteaders Manager-Marketing and Communications Barb Bloomquist, who worked closely with Dr.
Troyer to develop the materials to support his program, agreed: “We were able to take the information
provided by Dr. Troyer and develop the tools he’ll use in his hands-on presentations and workshops, as
well as a variety of free resources that funeral professionals can access whenever needed. These will
include weekly email messages, inspirational blog posts, videos, journals and more.”

Bloomquist added the scope of the program will continue to expand as Dr. Troyer gains feedback and
collaborates with other professionals and experts in the end-of-life care community. Additional
information about the Finding Resilience program can be found at homesteaderslife.com/resilience.
Homesteaders Life Company, a mutual company owned by its policy holders, is a national leader
providing products and services to promote and support the funding of advance funeral planning and
end-of-life expenses. Visit homesteaderslife.com to learn more.

Dr. Jason Troyer, PhD CT, earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas.
He is an author and founder of Mt Hope Grief Services which provides aftercare products, training
seminars and consulting services. He is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling
and is certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement. Visit mthopegrief.com to learn more.