Leawood Church of the Resurrection Constructs New Sanctuary

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Leawood Church of the Resurrection
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The owner and operator of a Right at Home franchise in Overland Park, Kansas, Scott Sjoberg maintains a strong presence in his local community. Scott Sjoberg is active with the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, which has a 76-acre campus in Leawood.

As part of a $93 million capital improvement project, the church has neared completion of a sanctuary building designed to seat 3,500 worshipers. The distinctive building features seven exterior panels clad with stainless steel that together represent the days of creation, as well as the days that make up the Holy Week.

A central feature of the sanctuary is its stained-glass Resurrection Window. Comprised of 161 panels, each 5 feet tall and 4 feet in width, the window provides a colorful retelling of the story of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. Protected by a glass “curtain wall,” the Resurrection Window also serves as an eighth exterior panel, which rises above the sanctuary’s 35-foot limestone base. Kept safe from the elements, it is visible throughout the local area at night.

The Resurrection Window cost $3.4 million to construct, with funds coming from patrons of sacred art and congregation members. It stands above a large-scale video display that utilizes more than 1,500 LED panels and provides maximum visual impact during services.


Services Available from Right at Home In-Home Care

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Right at Home
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Scott Sjoberg is the owner and operator of three Kansas City businesses. Established in 2010, Right at Home is a home care and assistance provider supporting seniors in the Kansas City metro area. Under Scott Sjoberg’s direction, Right at Home was voted one of the top three home care agencies in Kansas City.

Right at Home offers its clients a range of private duty services that are vital to their day-to-day life, beyond their medical care. These services include grocery shopping and meal preparation, transportation to appointments and social events, housekeeping, and general companionship.

The business also provides clients and their families with a regular e-newsletter, keeping them up to date on services, and delivering articles on the latest pertinent news. For instance, a recent newsletter shared an important article on the danger of air pollution to senior family members.

Beyond these basic offerings, Right at Home provides specialty care services for clients facing specific illnesses or debilitations. The staff prepares customized care plans uniquely suited to the needs of each client.

Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia receive care that emphasizes routine and continuity, low-stress environments, and deliberate efforts to minimize confusion about any given time, date, or location. Clients with diabetes receive one-on-one education about blood glucose levels, healthy meal plan creation, and medication reminders. Specialty services are also available to individuals with mental health issues, traumatic brain injuries, and heart disease, as well as patients recovering from cancer.