As independent advocates focused solely on the needs of our clients, IKOR is different from other businesses that serve the needs of seniors and the disabled. We are advocates first, providing guidance, planning, oversight and the implementation of plans designed to focus on our client’s important life challenges. The IKOR name is recognized as being a protective influence in our client’s lives, one that listens to the individual, addresses their needs and places their well-being above all other factors. With this approach in mind, IKOR provides a wide range of services from advocacy, guardianship, strategic planning and coordination, to financial life management and routine bill-pay services.
Complex medical cases often involve a number of specialists. Each time a new condition presents itself, a new treatment is started, a medicine might be added, or a new specialist might be brought in. Your local IKOR office is staffed by specially trained Registered Nurse Advocates who only manage a very small number of client cases. Your Nurse Advocate will help you make sense of your loved one’s medical file, attend doctor appointments, and question the doctor when necessary to make sure nothing is being overlooked. If home care, durable medical equipment (DME) or mobility devices are needed, your Nurse Advocate will help you get the right services and supplies at the right price.
As your loved one’s needs change, often their physical environment needs to change. IKOR offers a spectrum of services – from in-home assessments to identify safety hazards to overseeing extensive home modifications to ensuring the home is properly maintained, your local IKOR Advocate maintains the relationship with the contractor and knows which local companies have excellent reputations for delivering quality work at a fair price.
We also provide daily money management services and can coordinate concierge service to take your loved one shopping, to the beauty salon or on other errands.
There is nothing more rewarding for our Advocates than improving the quality of life for our clients. As an intrinsic component to helping improve an individual’s overall well-being, the IKOR Advocate considers many facets of a person’s life, such as where they live, are friends nearby, and whether they belong to a senior center or book club. Engagement with the world around us keeps our mind working at its highest level, and our emotions balanced.
Through our life management and advocacy interventions, we discover the wishes and needs of an individual and strive to address those needs to ultimately enhance the individual’s quality of life, thus assuring this phase of our 4-component process.