My name is Patty Hanson, and I am the managing director and co-owner of IKOR of Western Pennsylvania. In addition to my work at IKOR, I am a professional counselor and aging life care specialist. I created the Solutions for Dignity Programs to support the elderly and disabled.

Since 2011, I have led a team of registered nurses who serve as patient advocates, personal coordinators, and financial advocates. Our mission is to help the elderly, people with disabilities, and children with special needs access the advocacy services they require.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people worldwide, revealing many serious concerns. As an advocate for our clients, I am deeply troubled by the numerous reports of suffering in elder care facilities. Seniors are at high risk, families cannot be with their loved ones, and many seniors are passing away without support.

The pandemic has impacted everyone, including our staff, clients, residents of our senior living communities, and those living at home. Families may find it difficult to provide the same level of care that schools offered to children with special needs, who now lack access to essential support services or are attending classes online. Additionally, disabled individuals living alone or in shared homes face significant challenges without the necessary assistance.

The COVID-19 crisis has underscored the importance of spending quality time with loved ones and being fully present. It is crucial that we learn from this tragedy and prepare to offer respectful and compassionate care to our loved ones. Since 2011, my course has focused on equipping caregivers with innovative solutions to support our clients.

Unforeseen challenges often bring valuable lessons. The impact of COVID-19 has provided us with important insights that can enhance our support for clients. To ensure the highest quality of life for older adults, it is essential to take a proactive approach in preventing crises.

Are you looking for assistance for your family members? Our life care management services and programs are here to support you. With our help, you and your loved ones can navigate medical changes with less stress and anxiety. Our experienced RN advocates excel in managing medications, coordinating hospital discharge and rehabilitation, assessing safety and quality of life needs, and scheduling essential care and medical visits.

We are also well-versed in addressing environmental concerns and emotional well-being. The IKOR life care management team is committed to advocating for comprehensive treatment across medical, psychological, environmental, and financial domains.

We provide assistance in various forms, such as budget management, bill payment, guardianship, and power of attorney. In these uncertain times, being prepared for potential crises is crucial. Our goal is to offer readily available resources for addressing unexpected needs that may arise, even if they occur only once in a lifetime.

Explore the extensive support provided by the IKOR Life Care Management Team and our Solutions for Dignity Safety Net Program. Our team of registered nurse advocates and personal needs coordinators is available to offer in-person assistance. Moreover, our innovative use of technology enables us to provide remote support via a touchscreen tablet, connecting our team members, selected family members, professionals, and caregivers.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how IKOR can assist your loved one, contact our office today at 855-456-7972 or visit our website at We are here to help.