An IKOR franchise offers just the right balance of business opportunity with a chance to do something meaningful with your time spent at work. We are looking for franchise owners that want to call the shots in their own business, but who also want to help others in their community who have difficulty helping themselves. If you have a passion for owning your own business, and for helping others, read on to discover how the IKOR franchise opportunity can help in your pursuit of independence, fulfillment, and significance.
The idea for IKOR started with a single phone call. While working with her previous employer, IKOR founder Patricia Maisano answered a call from a distraught woman. The woman told Patricia about her mother and the difficulty her family was having helping her with her needs. The services that Patricia’s employer provided were not available to the public, but this particular woman, in her desperation, had done much research and learned of the company in a dusty book in the research section of the library. She called believing they could offer her the assistance she needed.
Patricia spoke to her vice President about the call and discovered that this woman was one of a number of people asking their company to help in assisting their elderly and disabled family members. But the company was not able to assist these people.
After that first phone call, IKOR was born. Patricia created IKOR under the premise of Patient Advocacy – to give a voice to those who had no voice not only in medicine, but also in society. Based in Kennett square, Pennsylvania, IKOR is the first advocacy franchise to create a business system available nationwide.
IKOR empowers clients and shows them that having certain life conditions doesn’t mean life has to be difficult or on a steady decline. IKOR puts clients’ needs first and meets their requirements, wishes and dreams for what they envision their lives to be.
Development of both a short-term plan to address immediate needs and a long-term plan addressing on-going and future needs.
COORDINATION OF CARE
IKOR coordinates and oversees all aspects for the delivery of care and treatment services
IKOR takes responsibility for the consistent monitoring of the care services to ensure exceptional quality standards are met.
IKOR operates under a medically based business model. Many communities have volunteers, social workers and others who can help families during their time of need, but they’re typically only available for a few hours at a time and they are not trained nurses. Our team of Registered Nurse Patient Advocates (RNPA) and Personal Needs Coordinators (PNC) provide a variety of customized services based upon the unique needs of each individual.