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Sheila Barnum

Sheila Barnum

Senior Living Advisor, Serving: Overland Park, KS
Sheila has helped over 8,000 families since 2013
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What We Do

A Place for Mom has helped more families find senior housing than any other service in North America. Sheila Barnum is an expert in the Overland Park, KS area, and your single point of contact through the planning and moving process. Sheila knows the senior communities near you – their amenities, reputation and services – and will help you determine the very best option for you or your loved one.

Whether you’re choosing between several communities, or already have one in mind, Sheila can walk you through the process, answer all of your questions, and make your move easier. Our service is free of charge to you and fully objective, focusing only on your best options and wellbeing.

Call Sheila now and take the guess work out of finding senior living.

About Sheila

Sheila’s history includes working in the sales and service industry for over 25 years, where her passion for people really shines through. To be able to make people happy, to provide one of a kind experiences, or a service that makes someone’s life a little easier is what she strives to do. It’s all about the details, no matter how small, that would endear her to all of clients. Sheila has never known a stranger. To her families dismay, it’s not uncommon to be out on the Plaza, at a movie, or even at Costco without running into someone that she has supported, assisted, or served in one manner or another. She really is “a people person."

What I'm passionate about:

My Family; with 6 kids, spending time with them on a Sunday afternoon or a family dinner with everyone accounted for, is the best feeling in this busy and harried world. I also love my Girls trips with my sisters and my best friend, where we can just be girls on the beach in Seaside, at a haunted Bordello in New Orleans, or on a cruise ship bound for the Caribbean. There is nothing like some time with people who knew you before you were “Mom.”

A Note From Sheila

"I was inspired to make the switch to the Senior Living Industry after watching what my husband’s family has gone through these last couple of years; the struggle of finding care, the right care, that is. If we had known about A Place for Mom, the experience could have been so much easier. I truly feel that this is the best way that I can help and educate families. I want to make a difference in your family’s life. I understand what you are going through during this stressful time. My goal is to help make this process a little easier by guiding you and your family, and reassuring you every step of the way. I want you to be able to make the best decision for your loved one so you can have peace of mind. I cannot wait to help with all of your questions and concerns!"

How Our Free Service Works

Talk with Your Local Advisor

Call us to get connected to your local Senior Living Advisor, who will do an assessment of you or your loved one’s lifestyle, care needs, budget, and preferences for senior living.

Get Information on Care Options

Based on your assessment, your Advisor will send you information on senior living communities tailored to your needs, saving you the time trying to find the right ones to evaluate.

Choose Communities to visit

Have tours scheduled for you, get tips on looking for the right fit for your needs, and consult with your Advisor at any time - all at no cost to you.

Transition to New Home

When you’ve selected the right living arrangement, get guidance on making the move as smooth as possible.

There is no cost to you for our services.
We are paid by our partner communities only if you move in.

Reviews and Testimonials

"I appreciate all information and help that A Place for Mom has done for us and my mother. We were pleased that you were able to locate several facilities that fit into my mothers’ budget. It was also a plus to be able to set up appointments for tours of the facilities while I and my husband were in town. This gave us piece of mind and enabled us to her get her financial obligations in order and set up for automatic payment.

I did not have the time to research the available facilities in Missouri, so your services were a blessing. I would recommend the services of A Place for Mom to all – it enabled us to make a smooth transition from our home to her new home.

Thank you!"

- Anita L.

"I am so glad to tell you my mother is getting in to Cobblestone December. She is so happy and counting the days. Contacting you was the best thing I have ever done. Between you and Donna at Cobblestone, you both have been so helpful. Donna has been so sweet and has given my Mom a new lease on life. Mom is so happy and excited.

Thank you so much for getting us turned to a very happy life for my Mom."

- Nowetta R.

"My advisor, Shelia Barnum at A Place for Mom was very helpful in giving me options to look at, even with my parents changing their mind of whether in TX o SC. Shelia would send me helpful articles on how to address the move with my parents and great “to-do” lists. She was very empathetic and in tune with what I was going through. I felt like I was talking to a good friend.

I never knew the resources that were available to me until I contacted A Place for Mom. I would recommend them to anyone facing the task of placing a loved one in a retirement or assisted living community.”

- Rachel S.

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