IKOR Advocates are independent professionals looking out for the needs of our clients. We go beyond traditional case management by advocating for our clients in every aspect of their life. Our Life Management Assessment provides the foundation for everything we do. Through this assessment, we gain a holistic view of our client’s life and create a Life Management Advocacy Plan tailored to their needs and preferences. In the Life Management Advocacy Plan, you will find expert, unbiased advice that puts the needs of the client first and foremost. Our goal is to achieve an optimal level of wellness and improve coordination of care while providing cost effective, non-duplicative service. From medical advocacy to residential needs assessments to on-site safety assurance evaluations and routine bill pay, IKOR Advocates are the professionals you can rely on.

We understand tending to the needs of seniors and those with disabilities can be overwhelming. Contact us today to learn how IKOR’s unique approach to life management can help you.

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16870 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92127

Phone: (877) 449-IKOR (4567)
Fax: (858) 674-6601

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Our Life Care Management Services

Life care management goes beyond care management by taking a holistic approach to a person’s life situation. We know health makes up only part of an individual’s overall well-being; that’s why we take into account ever aspect of a person’s life. 

We have one focus: helping our clients live the most fulfilling and independent life possible. We are advocates first, providing guidance, planning, oversight and the implementation of plans designed to focus on our client’s critical life challenges.

Life Management

  • Living Arrangements
  • Routine Bill Pay
  • Coordination & Oversight of Life Services
  • Ensuring Independence
  • Predatory Issues
  • Personal Rights Protection
  • Ensuring Safety & Independence

Medical Advocacy

  • Medical Oversight
  • Professionals in Crisis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Power of Attorney
  • Agent for Power of Attorney
  • Agent of Guardian

Financial Advocacy

  • Light Forensic Accounting
  • Routine Bill Pay
  • Power of Attorney
  • Agent for Power of Attorney
  • Agent for Guardian of Estate

Disability Advocacy

  • Mental Health
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabled Individuals
  • Assisting Those in Need

Meet Your Local IKOR Team

We are passionate about helping individuals in our community. We support our neighbors and take care of our friends. We pride ourselves on being a resource people in our community can rely on to help navigate life’s challenges. As Life Care Managers, we know a person’s happiness, living conditions, and finances all contribute to one's well-being. Our comprehensive life care management services empower families and individuals to make informed decisions and improve the overall quality of life. At IKOR, we simplify the complex parts of life enabling our clients to focus on life’s more important moments.

Patrick Hyde, Managing Director

Patrick Hyde, Managing Director | IKOR in North San DiegoWelcome to IKOR of North San Diego. I am truly honored to work with an organization that does such important work. I am excited and proud to get up every morning and work hard to help our clients realize their highest quality of life possible.

As part of our Mission to offer the highest level of Advocacy, I have secured my California Licensed Professional Fiduciary License, my Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Administration Certificate and my Certified Senior Advisor designation. These programs have given me useful knowledge to be a better advocate for our clients.

I graduated with a bachelor’s from U.C. Davis and then later with a Master's Degree in Education from San Diego State. After 30 years in Marketing and Training, I really longed for more meaningful work. IKOR has given me the opportunity to help my fellow human. It is a real blessing.

I am very pleased to have hired a great team. Led by our outstanding and experienced Nurse Advocates, we look forward to helping you and your loved ones make the best of some tough situations. Our knowledge and integrity will help you navigate the complicated health system and other bureaucracies to create a safe, dignified plan in your time of need.

I look forward to meeting you and, if needed, helping you and your loved ones achieve the highest quality of life possible.

Laurie Gentene, RN Advocate

Laurie Gentene | Registered Nurse Advocate, IKOR in North San DiegoLaurie helps seniors and individuals with disabilities navigate life’s challenges using biopsychosocial dimensions of aging and disabilities and identifies the unique social issues. Assessments, interventions, and ethical considerations are reviewed so clients can make life decisions.

Before devoting her work to IKOR, Laurie was happily employed at West Virginia University Hospitals as a staff nurse, a nursing supervisor, and the Director of the Employee Health clinic. Following her career at WVU Hospitals, she served 26 years in the United States Navy as a Navy Nurse. Her specialty includes Medical-Surgical Nursing, Ambulatory Care, and Nursing Administration. She retired from the military in May of 2017 and joined IKOR global as an RN Advocate in June 2017.

Her educational background includes a Diploma in Nursing from St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing in Youngstown, Ohio, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University and earned a Master of Arts in Human Resources from National University, San Diego, California. Laurie was awarded a Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.

In addition to her work with IKOR, Laurie mentors Registered Nurses who experience burnout, using a variety of modalities including meditation, mindful awareness, journaling, nutritional guidance, and personal healing resolutions. Laurie is a wife and mother.

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IKOR in North San Diego


16870 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92127

Phone: (877) 449-IKOR (4567)
Fax: (858) 674-6601



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