IKOR is not just care management, we are life management RE-DEFINED. It is not a question of if we will age, but how will we age. That question is answered differently for every one of us, and with changes to legislation, healthcare and technology, it is not always easy to navigate those changes. IKOR was created to help navigate these changing environments with compassion, wisdom and integrity. At IKOR, we take a holistic approach to the lives of our clients, looking at the medical, environmental, psychosocial, and vocational/educational aspects surrounding them.
IKOR’s Key Principles
To act in the best interest of our client only and always.
To help our clients live the most independent life possible within their physical and financial restrictions.
The IKOR Approach
Needs Assessment – IKOR will do an initial assessment to get an accurate picture of the current situation. This will create a baseline for where the person is right now so we can have a starting point. Assessments are given by trained, experienced Patient Advocates, or RN Patient Advocates. We can do Directed Assessments to address specific needs, or our Complete Assessment which looks at the major aspects of one’s life – medical, environmental and psychosocial.
Life Map – After the initial assessment, we will make recommendations for the short term and long term to navigate the future. The short-term plan will address immediate needs and concerns that can be resolved over a 60- to 90-day period. They can be as simple as a doctor’s appointment or as complex as home modification. Long-term plans cover a longer period of time, usually 6-12 months, and are often contingent on solving a short-term problem before they can be implemented successfully.
Coordination of Care Services – Once the life map is agreed upon, IKOR will work to coordinate the services. Because our offices are locally owned and operated, our professionals have a working knowledge of the different professionals needed for each situation. Here are a few examples:
IKOR works independently of any referral networks, and will typically provide up to three options for any services required.
On-Site Quality Assurance – After we have coordinated services, IKOR will perform scheduled and unscheduled quality assurance monitoring. We make sure the professionals that are selected are providing the level of service our clients expect. IKOR monitors the progress of our clients and will continue to make recommendations as their situation changes.
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What IKOR customers have to say about us.
IKOR Advocates are fully independent professionals focusing solely on the needs of our clients. By being independent, the IKOR name is recognized as being a protective influence in our clients' lives. IKOR Advocates listen to the individual, address their needs and place their well-being above all other factors.
Whether you are a professional seeking IKOR's assistance for your clients, a family member seeking help for a loved one or an individual in need of our services, IKOR is here to help you.
IKOR simplifies the care management process of fiduciaries by providing unique solutions for the issues of seniors and the disabled. We orchestrate all aspects of client care, because we know what they should be, providing an unbiased, independent point of view that focuses on maximizing the quality of life within the parameters of a cost-conscious and time-efficient platform.
This means constantly working with our clients in conjunction with professionals, families and other care providers; we ensure that all medical, environmental and psychosocial needs are covered.
IKOR is passionate about you and your family’s needs and wishes. IKOR services are used extensively when families are separated by distance from a senior and/or disabled individual. In addition, when there is uncertainty or disagreements regarding what needs to be done, IKOR is here every step of the way to help you and your family navigate through these difficult situations.
Our mission is to help our clients and their loved ones live as an enriched and fulfilled life as possible. The IKOR Approach was developed so that together, we can create the best comprehensive short-term and long-term strategic plans for our clients. While working with our clients and their families, we will ensure that all medical, environmental and psychosocial needs are covered. We work in a coordinated, proactive fashion for the benefit of our client, and in consideration of our client’s wishes.
Life is unpredictable. We all accept that. Unfortunately when you are a busy, successful professional, personal life issues can be even more difficult to juggle. What do you do when you find out that your medical test came back with unexpected results?
Should you obtain a second opinion? What treatment options do you have? Can you rely solely on your current medical team? Would you like a team that is dedicated to ensuring that your desires and schedule are the primary considerations? At IKOR, we specialize in helping professionals just like you.
We will be your advocate, working with you through not only the medical issues, but your complex life schedule as well … aiming for the best life and balance possible.