Homesteaders Expands Finding Resilience to Include New “Ask Dr. Troyer” Video Series

West Des Moines, IA – Homesteaders Life Company has expanded its popular Finding Resilience burnout prevention program to include a new video series, offered in partnership with Dr. Jason Troyer, PhD CT. Ask Dr. Troyer will provide monthly question-and-answer style videos that address concerns related to career burnout and compassion fatigue. 

“When I meet funeral professionals at events across the country, they often ask questions about how to reduce stress and prevent burnout in their own lives,” Troyer affirmed. “Their questions frequently center on similar concerns, and I realized it could be helpful to share information about those topics with others who may be struggling with the same issues.”

Each installment in the new Ask Dr. Troyer video series will feature advice for dealing with a specific issue related to career burnout and compassion fatigue. Funeral professionals can submit questions online, and Dr. Troyer will address the most common concerns in his monthly videos.

“So many of the burnout issues faced by funeral professionals are shared experiences,” observed Steve Shaffer, Homesteaders President and CEO. “I’m hopeful this new video series will provide additional visibility and support to funeral professionals, complementing the great work we’re already doing through our existing Finding Resilience resource library.” 

In addition to the new Ask Dr. Troyer monthly videos, the Finding Resilience program includes free, easy access to inspirational emails, blogs, journals and more. The program is completely confidential and available to everyone in funeral service, not just Homesteaders customers. To date, more than 4,000 funeral professionals have taken steps to reduce burnout using the Finding Resilience tools.

Additional information about Finding Resilience, including access to the new Ask Dr. Troyer video series and other program components, can be found at

Homesteaders Life Company is a national leader providing products and services to promote and
support the funding of advance funeral planning and end-of-life expenses. 

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 to learn more.