If you have found yourself acting as the power of attorney or guardian of a loved one and are overwhelmed by the responsibility you now bear, you can turn to IKOR of Columbus for help. As your agent, you remain in control while we handle the administrative tasks and help you make the decisions that are best for your loved one.
Planning & Problem-Solving
IKOR of Columbus offers numerous services to help individuals remain independent and safe while aging in the comfort of their home. From home safety assessments to coordinating home repairs and modifications, to vetting and supervising in-home care service providers, IKOR of Columbus is the partner you need to help age in place.
Serving as the estate executor/administrator for a friend or family member is an enormous undertaking and requires considerable time, knowledge, and running around. When a non-attorney first agrees to serve as a loved one’s executor, we find that most don’t fully comprehend the work involved and can quickly become daunted by the responsibility they now face. IKOR can share the work by contacting utility companies to terminate services, delivering or retrieving documents from the County/City Clerk’s office, inventorying and securing estate assets, arranging and overseeing realtors and appraisers, drafting communications to heirs, and a host of other non-legal tasks.
We improve the lines of communication between primary care physicians, specialists, in-home care providers, and others who are responsible for our client’s health. By ensuring our client’s care team is on the same page, we can improve the efficiency of the delivery of their care and minimize duplicate tests, screenings, or procedures.
Our Registered Nurse Advocates can follow-up on lab results, coordinate follow-up appointments or referrals to specialists, and ensure other care providers are aware of any changes in medications or treatment plans.
When an individual experiences a sudden and unforeseen medical emergency, it can be difficult for family members or close friends to set aside their emotions and work with medical professionals to determine the best course of action.
As part of our patient advocacy, IKOR of Columbus’s Registered Nurse Advocates are ready to step in during a medical crisis to ensure the treatment wishes of the patient are being honored. Additionally, they help family members understand the treatment options being proposed as well as the benefits and risks associated with each treatment option.
When the unexpected strikes, being organized can make all the difference. From compiling and maintaining a record of all medications to collecting and organizing important medical and legal documents, IKOR of Columbus can gather and manage your essential life documents.
At your request, we can also review your documents for missing information and update your documents to ensure information is accurate and your care preferences are known. We work with many professionals throughout the Columbus area and can refer you to a trusted partner should you need assistance with your legal or financial documents.
To learn more about essential life documents, please visit our resource page.
IKOR of Columbus is trusted by the courts to advocate and manage the affairs of the most vulnerable in society. Guardianship is an undesirable situation for any individual to find themselves in.
To learn how you can avoid court-ordered guardianship, please visit our essential life documents resource page.
Seniors and individuals with disabilities are often finding themselves working harder to ensure their rights are not infringed upon. IKOR of Columbus’s team of experienced life care managers can advocate for the rights of individuals and will bring in other qualified professionals to protect a person’s rights as necessary.