A life care plan is a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, data analysis, and research that provides an organized, concise plan for current and future needs, with associated costs, for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs. (Combined definition Intelicus/University of Florida and IALCP.
IKOR of Western Pennsylvania Life Care Planning services are facilitated by a Certified Life Care Planner or a Certified Nurse Life Care Planner and supported by a team of highly skilled professionals who are specialists in implementing life care plans and life management services for seniors & disabled individuals with and without catastrophic injuries and illnesses. As an expert witness, our Life Care Planners are experienced in determining the care related needs and projecting the costs associated along the life span of those who have complex medical and care-related needs.
We are skilled at addressing:
How is IKOR different?
IKOR of Western Pennsylvania has been addressing the care and routine living concerns for our clients since 2011. Known in the Care Management industry as an innovator in comprehensive care management, IKOR has a long history of addressing the care-related needs of those with Catastrophic Injuries. We are experts at supporting the Care Related Needs of Special Needs Trusts and work with many Trustees to improve the quality of life of their clients. Combining Life Care Planning with our strong Care Management and Fiduciary Services, IKOR offers your clients the opportunity for a comprehensive continuity of care.
As with IKOR Life Management Services, we take a team approach to creating Life Care Plans. We are not an independent Life Care Planner working from home to develop a Life Care Plan. The IKOR Life Care Planner not only works with your client’s treatment team, but they also consult with our seasoned Registered Nurses, Counselors, Social Workers, Daily Money Managers, Fiduciary Team, and even a former Personal Injury and Insurance attorney who are members of our team.
Our team members have comprehensive experience executing and supporting in the following Life Care Plan areas:
Our skilled team of Life Care Planners, Registered Nurse Advocates, Personal Needs Coordinators, and Financial Advocates lead by Managing Directors offers comprehensive services that support your clients post injury and throughout their life spans.
A Life Care Plan is a critical evaluation when an individual’s injury is so severe that they will impact the person’s ability to perform their activities of daily living. If an individual uses a cane, walker, or wheelchair for mobility, a Life Care Plan is in order. When a client already receives home care assistance either from a family member or a home care agency, a Life Care Plan Evaluation is beneficial to either Plaintiff or Defense attorneys.
We compile this information with researched, fact-based costs and provide a detailed report that includes:
- Injury and treatment summary
- Comprehensive Nursing Assessment of current status and medical care
- Projection of future medical needs
- Tables of specific cost information for future care and quality of life needs
The following types of circumstances warrant a Life Care Plan Evaluation:
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Chronic Pain
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spina bifida
- Traumatic brain injury
- Other injuries and disabilities
- Aging-Related Concerns
- Dementia/ Alzheimers
- Records Review, & Medical Chronology
- Catastrophic Case Management & Vocational Rehabilitation
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