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Lifespark Earns Top USA Workplaces Recognition – Again!

We’re delighted to announce that Lifespark has landed on the list of 2023 Top USA Workplaces—the second time we’ve made the list! To earn this coveted designation, employees at Lifespark, along with thousands of other companies across the country, had the opportunity last November to participate in an anonymous, third-party survey focused on company culture, […]

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Fostering An Engaged Culture within Lifespark Skilled Home Health

When Jill Arvidson, MST, CCC-SLP, Lifespark Skilled Home Health Administrator, pivoted her career from the clinical setting to home health in 2007, she realized that home is where the majority of older clients want to get care. “They don’t want to go to the hospital, TCU [transitional care unit], or skilled nursing facility—they want to […]

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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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