The importance of purpose is a topic I frequently discuss with our team members.
As advocates for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children with special needs, we regularly encounter clients who are struggling to find meaning or purpose in their lives. Throughout our lives, we take on a variety of responsibilities. Each of these jobs is associated with a sense of meaning and connectedness to life.
As parents, it is our responsibility to lead and teach our children as they develop into adults. In our professional lives, we have a task to do in order to fulfill a function inside an organization. However, once our children are grown and we have retired, or a medical issue prohibits us from working as we once did, many people wonder, “What’s next for me?” or “What is my purpose?”
IKOR provides Life Care Management and advocacy services to our clients. I’ve seen firsthand how crucial purpose is at every stage of life.
When we first meet with our clients, we are frequently called in to help them with a crisis in their lives, which may be quite difficult. It might be of the medical, emotional, environmental, or financial type. It is typically a combination of any of these factors.
We may find that someone has become a victim of dishonest people or organizations. They might have a medical ailment that restricts their movement, they could be spending money they don’t have on stuff they don’t need, or they could be using drugs or alcohol to pass the time.
They may be unhappy or lonely, or their social circle may be shrinking and they are avoiding social gatherings. Sometimes well-meaning family members join situations and make radical changes in the life of their distressed loved ones.
We typically learn, however, that the root cause of the crisis is a loss of purpose, meaning, and connection to others. We help our clients build a support structure and social links, as well as a strategy for engaging them in meaningful activities that are relevant to their interests.
Through our life care management team of professionals, we work with the client to foster connections with others. Exploring a class or group activity, as well as developing new habits, such as attending interesting events with a life improvement professional, may help them feel re-energized and begin something to anticipate and look forward to.
Whether it’s supporting a handicapped young adult in finding work, assisting a senior in meeting new people, or activities that offer a feeling of purpose and meaning. We’ve learned that by engaging with our customers to select meaningful activities that affect their mental state and attitude, we can help them improve their quality of life.
If you’re interested in learning about IKOR services for yourself or a loved one, you can contact us toll free at 855-456-7972 or visit our website at www.ikorofwpa.com.