IKOR Expands to Northern Kentucky, Bringing Life Care Management and Day-to-Day Support for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities
PARK HILLS, Ky. (November 29, 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.
The new office is centrally located less than three miles from downtown Cincinnati. Operated by Northern Kentucky resident Bill Schult with the support of Brenda Barnhorst, a Registered Nurse licensed in both Ohio and Kentucky, it 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, 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 any individual with a disability 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 similarly look to IKOR as a trusted resource for managing their clients’ care.
Schult earned both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Kentucky and holds accreditation as both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Senior Advisor. Prior to joining the national IKOR network, he held management and senior-level roles in financial planning and analysis, accounting and regulatory positions for organizations including Deloitte, the FDIC, Milacron and Multi-Color. Barnhorst is a native of Northern Kentucky with more than 35 years of medical and management experience, and worked at St. Elizabeth Medical Center for more than 20 years, primarily in the Intensive Care Unit. She also has worked for rehabilitation hospitals, long-term care centers and health insurance companies. At IKOR, she will collaborate and communicate with peers and senior colleagues across the medical profession to ensure that each client’s needs are competently managed and administered in their best interests at all times.
Schult says he is honored and excited to be bringing IKOR to his community, adding that he has a passion for helping seniors and children when they need assistance.
“I have spent most of my career helping organizations get their finances in order and gain access to the information they need to make important decisions about their future,” he says. “As an IKOR Life Care Manager, I can now help a much broader population on a much more personal level, ensuring that not only their finances but truly every aspect of their lives is in optimal condition for their long-term security and well-being, while bringing peace of mind to their family members and appointed advisors in knowing that they are being protected and properly attended.”
IKOR’s comprehensive care management solution consists of Registered Nurse 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 Park Hills is located at 1522 Dixie Highway, Suite 120, in Park Hills, Ky. To inquire about services, contact Bill Schult at by calling (859) 444-4622 or visit http://ikorglobal.com/locations/park-hills. 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.