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To Picture the Career of a Lifespark Caregiver, You’ll Need the BIG Box of Crayons

“I know my Crayola box is not a small one,” says Tebuho Kabambe. “I want to color outside of the lines, and I get to do that here.” Once a caregiver, Tebuho is now a Lifespark Care Supervisor working with Lifespark Community Home Care, which provides whole-person in-home caregiving and nursing services. Lifespark’s Community Home […]

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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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Whole-Person Geriatric Medicine: Start with the Client’s Goals and Values

Throughout his 35-year career, Dr. Nick Schneeman, Lifespark Chief Medical Officer, has continually been struck by the wide variance in what people want when faced with serious illness. “It doesn’t matter if it’s heart failure, cancer, or dementia, two people at the same stage of disease with the same perceived level of suffering will make […]

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Dedication, Engagement, and Fun: Sparking Lives in Senior Living

What made the transition from Tealwood Senior Living to Lifespark so easy for the staff was their shared mission and values, said Niki Dwyer, Lifespark Senior Regional Director of Senior Living Operations, who spent 15 years at Tealwood before joining Lifespark in 2021. “We all believe in doing whatever we can to help seniors live […]

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Have we lost too much humanity in health care?

This is a serious question. Do we as health care organizations, payors, health systems, providers – people – go far enough to reach the person we are serving and impact change right at their level? Do the existing person-centric efforts go far enough or is it just lip service to stay on top of the […]

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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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