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Solving the Puzzle of Aging Magnificently

For the past 17+ years, Lifespark has been a tireless (and loud) advocate for value-based care. For starters, the fee-for-service model isn’t designed to serve the long-term health and life goals of seniors. It’s a narrow, reactive approach that consigns older adults to a rollercoaster of health crises, marked by emergency room visits, hospital stays, […]

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Our Employees Have Spoken! Lifespark Wins Another “Best Places to Work” Award

Awards are cool. Awards that recognize our company as a place where people love to work are extra-cool. And winning one of those particular awards three separate times (so far) makes us do a little happy dance. We’re thrilled to announce that Lifespark has made the list of the 2021 Best Places to Work, according […]

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What’s It Really Like to Be a Lifespark Caregiver?

“I feel at home here. I’m very appreciated,” says Tracey Cushing, a Home Health Aide at Cedar Creek Senior Living. “Upper management goes out of their way to tell us we’re doing a great job. It wasn’t like that where I worked before.” Tracey is appreciated! Like every other Home Health Aide on our senior […]

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Lifespark Hospice: Communicating and Collaborating with Partners

When Lifespark developed its hospice program, the leadership team was passionate about creating a different kind of late life experience, one that would spark joy not only in our clients and their families, but also in our partner teams. To do that, Lifespark Hospice has made communication and collaboration a top priority. “Before joining Lifespark, […]

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Aging Magnificently, Home Care, and Hammerschlagen

Take what you think you know about Lifespark and throw it out the window. We’re not that little private-pay, geriatric care management company anymore. We took the business you may remember that was rooted in a whole-person approach to serving seniors and sparked it. Okay, we ignited it and lit the whole industry on fire. […]

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Advice and a Question for Healthcare Professionals: Are You a Zombie or a Test Pilot?

Joel Theisen, Lifespark CEO, is still flying high from the opportunity to inspire the next generation of healthcare innovators and disruptors at the Mayo Clinic Health Innovation Sprint. As the keynote speaker, Joel started the conversation with one key question – ‘are you a zombie or a test pilot?’ And offered some sound advice for […]

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Free CEU Webinar: Let’s Talk – Advance Care Directives and End-of-Life Conversations

Asking a client about their end-of-life wishes can feel uncomfortable, even for seasoned professionals. Yet older adults may be less afraid of dying than of upsetting their loved ones. Health professionals can help by creating a safe space for clients to talk about their end-of-life wishes, and by guiding the family through each stage of […]

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Part 2: Strategies for Combatting Polypharmacy

In the previous blog, Polypharmacy: Geriatric Health Crisis on the Rise, we looked at factors that are fueling the rise in polypharmacy, defined as the simultaneous use of five or more prescription drugs, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, or dietary supplements. In this blog, we’ll focus on strategies to address the problem, and why this is imperative […]

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Part 1: Polypharmacy: Geriatric Health Crisis on the Rise

“In the United States, we’ve been taught to expect that there’s a pill for everything, and modern medicine has often delivered on that expectation,” said Dr. Nick Schneeman, Lifespark Chief Medical Officer. “It’s also contributed to the rise of polypharmacy, a massive problem for frail and complex populations.” Polypharmacy is defined as the simultaneous use […]

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Lifespark Wins National Top Workplaces Industry Award

It says a lot about an organization when your people (voluntarily and anonymously) give you kudos for your workplace culture, career advancement opportunities, pay and benefits, training and mentorship, commitment to innovation, and overall job satisfaction—especially after such a tough year. That’s why we’re delighted to announce that Lifespark has won for the first time […]

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