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There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in. 

 - Desmond Tutu

There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in. 

 - Desmond Tutu

Solutions for Dignity® is an affordable, innovative lifestyle brand empowering older adults, individuals with disabilities, and children with special needs. Through these programs, we proactively address the unique challenges of these groups, aiming to prevent the escalation of costly and complex care-related crises. Through our meticulously crafted programs, we provide essential solutions to individuals and families, organizations, and professionals within the financial and legal sectors. Our tools and comprehensive programs delivered as services are designed to tackle aging and disability-related concerns early on, preserving dignity and quality of life cost-effectively.

Born from our extensive experience at IKOR of Western Pennsylvania as we manage intricate medical, care, and fiduciary concerns since 2011, the Solutions for Dignity® brand was established in 2019 with a clear vision: to offer preemptive programs and services that safeguard the well-being and interests of those we serve.

We recognize that care needs evolve through distinct phases —

  • Independence
  • Interdependence
  • Dependance
  • Crisis Management  
  • End of Life

Notably, our experiences have revealed that over 80% of our clientele sought our expertise during the Crisis Management Phase, a stage we firmly believe can be mitigated with early intervention.

Our Commitment

Our commitment is to bridge this gap by delivering solution-focused programs that offer a proactive and personalized approach to care. The Solutions for Dignity® programs are specifically developed to enable individuals, families, and their supporting professionals—including those in legal, financial, and medical fields—to proactively reduce risks and avert crises. By focusing on individualized, preventative measures, we aim to maintain and enhance dignity, quality of life, and best interests from the outset and throughout the entire care journey, including the end-of-life stage.

Our Approach

Our approach is rooted in the belief that early and informed intervention can drastically change outcomes. By engaging with our programs, clients and their families can navigate the complexities of aging and disability with confidence and support, ensuring that dignity and quality of life are preserved without compromise. Solutions for Dignity® is more than a brand; it’s a commitment to creating a future where everyone receives the care and respect they deserve well before a costly crisis arises.

Cost of Crisis in Care

The Cost of IKOR Care Management services in the Crisis Management Phase underscores the importance of proactive intervention and planning to safeguard the well-being of individuals facing medical, psychosocial, and safety concerns. The financial ramifications of such crises are profound in direct costs—often exceeding $30,000 -$100,000 in the first year to address a complex care-related crisis—and the broader impact on quality of life, independence, and dignity. These challenges highlight the critical need for preemptive action and comprehensive support.

Solutions for Dignity® stands at the forefront of this mission, offering strategic programs designed to mitigate the risks associated with care crises before they escalate to complex crises. By emphasizing early intervention and planning, these programs aim to preserve dignity and autonomy, ensuring that individuals can maintain a high quality of life without the looming threat of crisis-induced compromise cost-effectively.

How Do the Solutions for Dignity® Programs Help Clients Avoid a Crisis?

The Solutions for Dignity® suite comprises six tailored programs forming a robust framework for preventing care crises. These programs are meticulously designed to cater to our clients and their families’ unique needs and support the financial and legal professionals who guide them.

Through these customizable systems, we provide:

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  • Dignity and Independence Support: Our programs are built to uphold the dignity and independence of our clients, enabling them to navigate life’s challenges with confidence and self-reliance.

  • Comprehensive Quality of Life Enhancement: By proactively addressing and managing changes, we help our clients sustain and improve their quality of life, ensuring they can enjoy a fulfilling existence despite potential health and safety concerns.

  • Professional Collaboration: We work closely with financial and legal professionals, offering them the tools and support needed to protect and enhance the well-being of their clients through our integrated approach.

  • Preventive and Proactive Care: By acting as a proactive guardian—akin to a “smoke detector”—our programs aim to identify and address potential issues before they escalate into full-blown crises, thus avoiding emergency interventions.

At the heart of the Solutions for Dignity® initiative is a commitment to compassionate care, characterized by routine touchpoints and a personalized approach to each client’s situation. Our goal is to transform the care landscape by shifting the focus from reactive crisis management to a proactive and preventive model of care. This shift saves significant financial resources and preserves the dignity, independence, and quality of life of those we serve, ensuring that every individual has the support they need to face the future with confidence and security.

For Organizations, Financial Institutions, Legal, Financial and
Medical Professionals

The financial and legal sectors have long been aware of and are concerned about the challenges faced by our aging population and families with disabled individuals, particularly those with aging parents. Despite this awareness, many legal and financial organizations recognize the need for a solution to support their clients in navigating these complex issues but have yet to establish a concrete plan or solution.

Solutions for Dignity® emerges as a comprehensive solution with programs specifically designed to address these unmet needs within these industries. With a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in aging and disability-related concerns, Solutions for Dignity provides comprehensive programs offering insight and support to help them effectively guide their clients through these challenges. Our programs offer a strategic approach, combining expertise in care management with financial and legal understanding to ensure that individuals and families receive the holistic support they require to avoid complex crises in care-related areas.

By incorporating the Solutions for Dignity® Branded programs into your organization’s offerings, you can extend the scope of your services to encompass the full range of aging and disability-related needs. This initiative enriches the client experience and establishes your organization as a forward-thinking, empathetic leader in your industry, dedicated to the holistic well-being of your clients and their families. 

The Solutions for Dignity® Branded programs are explicitly designed for Organizations, Financial Institutions, and Legal, Financial, and Medical Professionals, aiming to address the increasing concerns in these following areas:

Boots On the Ground

A cornerstone program for the Solutions for Dignity® Branded programs for Organizations is Boots On the Ground, an indispensable tool for Fiduciary Professionals, Wealth Advisors, Trustees, Guardians, and Attorneys. Offering annual assessments and regular touchpoints, this program ensures the enforcement of quality of life and best interests as stipulated in Trust Documents and expected in fiduciary relationships, thereby maintaining a superior standard of care for clients and their beneficiaries.

Planning for Dignity

Targeted support for individuals on the cusp of retirement and the professionals supporting them, Planning for Dignity, facilitates the creation of a tailored vision for aging. This vision integrates care considerations with financial planning to foster a dignified, independent approach to aging. The program underscores the importance of a comprehensive strategy respecting individual preferences and autonomy.

Home Maintenance for Organizations

This program focuses on the upkeep of a critical asset—the home. Home Maintenance for Organizations ensures that clients' residences are regularly inspected and maintained, coordinating necessary repairs to safeguard the home's safety and integrity. This proactive measure is crucial for the comfort and security of aging or disabled individuals, preserving their ability to live in a well-maintained environment. Through these targeted programs, your organization can offer more than traditional services; it can provide a lifeline to clients navigating the complexities of aging and disability. Solutions for Dignity® equips you with the means to deliver comprehensive, compassionate support, reinforcing your commitment to the long-term well-being of your clients and their families.

Empowering Individuals and Families Through Specialized Support Programs

The Solutions for Dignity® Lifestyle Brand is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals and families by offering specialized programs designed to address the unique challenges associated with aging and living with disabilities. Recognizing the importance of maintaining dignity, independence, and a high quality of life, these programs are crafted to provide targeted support, ensuring that individuals and their families have the resources and guidance needed to navigate life’s transitions smoothly and confidently. Solutions for Dignity® is committed to delivering compassionate, comprehensive care and support by focusing on preventive measures, personalized care plans, and routine maintenance.

Safety Net

Tailored for those living independently, the Safety Net program delivers essential support with minimal contact, providing guidance and resources for crisis prevention and assistance during care transitions. Leveraging IKOR's life management services with innovative technology solutions, this program assures caregivers of safety and peace of mind for their loved ones.

Aging at Home with a Plan

Dedicated to supporting older adults who desire to age in place, Aging at Home with a Plan evaluates the safety of the home environment and addresses a spectrum of needs, including medical, psychosocial, environmental, and financial concerns. A comprehensive plan is developed to ensure ongoing independence and dignity, enabling individuals to remain in their homes as long as they wish.

Preserving Dignity

Focusing on older adults or individuals with disabilities residing in senior communities or group homes, the Preserving Dignity program provides high advocacy care. It aims to meet unaddressed medical, psychosocial, and financial needs, thereby improving these communities' overall quality of life.

Home Maintenance

For individuals who live independently, the Home Maintenance program offers reliable resources for routine upkeep, ensuring the living environment is safe, functional, and well-maintained. This program empowers individuals to maintain their independence, living with dignity and security in their private residences.

Through the comprehensive suite of programs, Solutions for Dignity® showcases a steadfast commitment to supporting individuals and families, enabling them to face aging and disability with confidence. By addressing specific challenges with tailored support, Solutions for Dignity® upholds its pledge to prioritize dignity, independence, and quality of life in every aspect of care and planning, reinforcing its role as a beacon of support in the community.

Strategic Partnerships for Enhanced Client Care in Trust and
Estate Planning

Welcome to a new era of client service in Trust, Estate, and Financial Planning. At IKOR of Western Pennsylvania, we’re committed to enhancing the lives of our clients through our innovative Solutions for Dignity® Branded programs. We’re seeking visionary partners to implement specialized pilot programs focused on the well-being and dignity of early retirement and vulnerable individuals. By integrating our Solutions for Dignity® into your Top Tier Service Model, you can expand your long-term care planning offerings and build a legacy around the intricate care needs of your clients. Contact us to learn how to elevate your client service offerings collaboratively.

If you have questions about how Solutions for Dignity® might best support a senior, an adult with disabilities, or a child with special needs in your life, call us toll-free: (855) 456-7972 today for a complimentary consultation to learn more about us.

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