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Health Care Can’t Wait: Value Based is Good but Global Risk Is Better, Here’s Why

Health care inboxes have been flooded with the recent news of mergers and acquisitions – a trend line that’s been evolving for a long time as companies get in the value-based game. With companies like CVS and their recent Signify Health acquisition and Amazon and OneMedical, we start to see the serious opportunity that shifting […]

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Career Close-Up: A Lifespark Hospice Nurse

With such a wide range of nursing opportunities at Lifespark, we look for ways to help people understand each role, whether it’s in hospice, private-pay, home health, or another area. It’s why we’ve put together a series of “Career Close-Up” blog posts, spotlighting the many nursing roles at Lifespark. Hopefully, one of them will spark […]

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Career Close-up: A Lifespark Home Care Nurse

Thinking about a Lifespark Career? With such a range of nursing opportunities at Lifespark, we look for ways to help people understand each role whether that’s in hospice, private-pay, home health or others. It’s why we put together a series of ‘Career Close-ups’ about the many nursing roles at Lifespark – it is our hope […]

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The Cornerstone of Health is Purpose – Where Does It Belong?

Where does purpose belong in your work? That question is meant both figuratively and literally as we explore the practice of purpose and the role it plays in reducing chronic disease and mortality as we age but also in how we serve our clients as health care professionals.  Listen to The COMPLETE Shift: ‘Conversation with […]

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Career Close-up: A Home Health Nurse

Maybe You’re Considering a Lifespark Career Our employees hear the question a lot: “What’s it like to work at Lifespark?” So, we’re responding to that question by asking someone who actually works at Lifespark! Bobbie Jean Mertens is an RN Case Manager in Lifespark Home Health. And keep reading our blogs, we are putting together […]

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Lifespark Ranked #15 on Star Tribune’s Top Workplace List

Between the ongoing pandemic and Lifespark’s exponential growth, it’s been quite a year of change for Lifespark employees. Which is why it’s such an honor to be named a 2022 Top Workplace by the Star Tribune—the 11th time Lifespark has earned this award. In 2021, Lifespark ranked #47 among mid-size companies, but due to this […]

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Boomers Will Demand What They Want as They Age – Are You Ready?

Listen to our first episode: Why Understanding the Mindset of ‘Boomer Nation’ Could Hold the Key to Your Senior Strategy’s Success; Conversation with Steve Gillon Boomers are at it again. This time, disrupting their own aging experience. Since birth, this generation has been the shakers behind significant change in this country. No surprise they are […]

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Knitting Zombies: Skilled Home Health Supports Client Goals (whatever they are)

“Crafters have this expression that yarn is cheaper than therapy,” said Hallie Lucero, MS, OTR/L, Lifespark Home Health Occupational Therapist, “but I absolutely believe that yarn is therapy!” In occupational therapy (OT), crafts are traditionally used to work on client goals, she said, adding that the roots of OT are in the psychiatric world when […]

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Ask an RN: What’s It Like to Be a Nurse Today?

An RN Roundtable Discussion Nurses everywhere continue to shine, even as the ground shifts beneath their feet. Their needs, responsibilities, and reactions are changing at the same speed. That’s why we look for ways to stay plugged into the minds and hearts of our Lifespark nurses. Like our most recent RN Roundtable discussion where we […]

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Play the Game! What Kind of Nurse Are You?

Happy Nurses Week! First, the sincere part To nurses everywhere: “Our heartfelt thanks for your passion and daily acts of kindness.” Maybe you’re a nurse who: Gives hands-on care Teaches our future nurses Reforms health care Researches treatments and cures Provides leadership and motivation to your staff Steps in during times of crisis Whatever your […]

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