For over 20 years, IKOR of Eastern PA has provided life care management services for seniors and individuals with disabilities. IKOR of Eastern PA services clients throughout Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties with comprehensive life care solutions. We serve as an advocator, a problem solver, an educator and a coordinator, helping individuals and their families navigate the complexities of healthcare and everyday life. Our client-centered approach goes beyond traditional case management, as we provide direct services and consultation from a healthcare perspective. Using a medically-based approach, our Registered Nurse Care Managers identify and facilitate the delivery of essential medical, life care, and in-home care services.
Managing Directors, RN Care Managers and Client Support Specialists make up the IKOR Life Care Team. In addition, we collaborate with social workers, home health aides, mental health professionals and other vetted senior care professionals to ensure the most qualified and comprehensive suite of service providers are available to our clients.
Getting Started With IKOR
Our client relationships start with a Life Management Assessment Plan (LMAP), where we assess the client from a medical, psychosocial, environmental, and financial/life organization perspective. As a result of our assessment, we create a Life Map, that highlights all areas of risk for our clients and lays out a flexible and scalable plan to mitigate risks and optimize their quality of life. Traditional senior care management services such as attending doctor’s visits, medication management and interaction reports, residential needs assessment, on-site safety assurance evaluation and critical bill pay services are all available with our services. When required, we can also serve as a Healthcare or Financial Power of Attorney. Our Life Care Team collaborates with our clients, their family and other service providers to closely monitor their progress and risks. Our approach is dynamic, as needs of our clients change. We consistently review the physical and psycho/social well-being of our clients and monitor signs that could indicate safety hazards, exploitation or abuse.
Core Elements of Assessments and Care Plans
Healthcare: The focus is on crisis prevention and safety concerns. We concentrate on inter-provider coordination, medication management, hospital discharge, care transitions, and understanding functional abilities in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), as well as on-call availability in the event of an emergency. We provide non-duplicative services, which means we use all accessible programs to assist the customer and give suggestions for programs that most people are unaware of. In addition, we will serve as Medical Power of Attorney.
Psychosocial: The impact of psychological factors related to the social environment on an individual’s physical and mental well-being and capacity to perform is referred to as psychosocial. We incorporate the following in our assessment process:
- Social: We promote active, engaging, and rewarding lifestyles, including new interests, undiscovered abilities, a broader network of friends, and volunteer work. Many people are concerned because they don’t know what they want to do with their lives. Because we believe that purpose and socialization are critical to one’s quality of life, we work with our customers to address purpose at every stage of their lives.
- Cognitive: We assess and seek clinical care for cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias, as well as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and developmental impairments. The intensity of cognitive impairment varies from minor to severe. People with moderate cognitive impairment may detect changes in their cognitive abilities but continue to be able to carry out their daily activities. Severe impairment can result in the loss of the ability to grasp the meaning or relevance of things, as well as the ability to speak or write, making it impossible to live independently.
- Mental Health: We provide help for those with complicated psychiatric diagnoses, addictions, and mental health issues. In order to apply best practices, we assess care and support. Emotional, psychological, and social well-being changes are all part of mental health.
Environmental: IKOR aims to support our clients in remaining independent and aging in their homes for as long as it is safe and reasonable. We call it Aging in Place with a Plan, and we work hard to keep the residences in great condition. To modify or maintain houses, we partner with outside vendors, and we employ technology to solve unique physical or cognitive restrictions. If a client has to move to a retirement, assisted living, or group home, we may assist with the transition and continue to work with them later to aid with areas of care that such communities do not provide.
Financial: We develop budgets and keep track of cash flow on a daily basis. We assist clients in maximizing their eligibility for benefits and entitlements such as Social Security, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid, VA benefits, Long Term Care Insurance, and other income sources. We protect our clients from exploitative activity and ensure that they obtain high-quality service at reasonable costs. When necessary, we will serve as Power of Attorney.