IKOR Expands into Central Virginia, Bringing Life Care Management for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities to Charlottesville and the Surrounding Region
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (November 16, 2016) – IKOR, a growing network of offices offering healthcare and financial advocacy, life management services and guardianship, announced today that it has opened a new branch here to help secure proper care and optimal quality of life for seniors and individuals with disabilities in Central Virginia.
Operated by Charlottesville resident Katie Caverly, with the support of Registered Nurse Patient Advocate Elizabeth Bowman, the new office will provide IKOR’s comprehensive portfolio of medical, financial and disability advocacy and life management services to seniors, individuals with disabilities and those with special needs in Charlottesville, Albemarle County and the surrounding region, optimizing their quality of life and bringing peace of mind to their families and appointed legal and fiduciary advisors. Whether it’s an aging parent whose evolving needs are weighing more heavily on their family, a child with a physical or developmental disability who requires proper provisions today and a solid care plan for the future, or an individual with a disability of any age who needs an authoritative voice in his or her corner, IKOR’s experienced staff secure, maintain and manage the best-possible situations. Legal and fiduciary professionals whose clients face such challenges similarly look to IKOR as a trusted resource for managing their clients’ care.
Caverly holds a B.A. in English from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., an M.B.A. from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., and is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA). Prior to joining the national IKOR network, she spent nearly a decade at LexisNexis first as a director of human resources and then as senior director of research information, and held earlier roles in human resources with companies involved in residential real estate and petroleum marketing. During her career in human resources, she earned Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification. Bowman is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s School of Nursing with more than 30 years of experience.
Asked why she is excited to bring IKOR’s comprehensive life care management services to Central Virginia, Caverly says, “I spent more than 20 years working in Corporate America learning about process, compliance and teamwork. In branching out on my own, I wanted to apply this experience to a thinking-person’s business where the work would really make a difference. I was struck by IKOR’s mission, values and the integrity everyone tied to the company applies to everything they do.”
IKOR’s comprehensive care management solution consists of Registered Nurse Patient Advocates available to established clients all day, every day to address healthcare management, environmental or psychosocial crises. Specially trained staff on-call in each office can also handle Power of Attorney authorizations, provide financial advocacy such as tackling routine bill-pay, and ensure that clients receive all public-program assistance to which they are entitled. Through its proprietary database-driven system, Datikor®, IKOR also ensures that everyone officially involved in a client’s case has real-time access to the information they need for peace of mind and seamless, accurate care.
IKOR has been providing these services for nearly two decades through a nationally expanding network. Since its launch in 2000, the company has continually looked to address more of the issues surrounding people needing care, and most recently added Life Management services to help shoulder the burden of managing everyday life. For seniors, this may include:
- navigating the healthcare system and advocating for proper care;
- choosing the best living arrangements;
- paying bills to ensure necessary products and services continue uninterrupted;
- weeding out fraudulent offers and other scam mail;
- serving as an objective third-party immune to the pressures of internal family conflict;
- and other activities designed to alleviate the excessive demands on time, emotional exhaustion and feelings of being overwhelmed that often accompany major life decisions or when separated by too long a distance to be on-call throughout the day, every day.
In providing these services, IKOR helps seniors live out their lives in the location best suited to their desires, resources and abilities and attain maximum independence. At the same time, IKOR helps younger clients increase their independence and fulfillment by helping them arrange further education and employment, enabling them to become more productive members of society.
IKOR of Charlottesville is located at 690 Berkmar Circle, Suite 311, in Charlottesville. To inquire about services, contact Katie Caverly by calling (434) 202-8887 or visit www.ikorglobal.com/charlottesville. General information on IKOR, including the company’s approach to healthcare and financial advocacy and guardianship, a complete list of services, client testimonials and more, may be found online at http://www.ikorglobal.com.