This size screen isn't yet supported. We're working on that.

Why Lifespark, Elara Caring Are Investing in ‘Wellness’ Strategies

  • Jul 19, 2023
  • Meaghan Puglisi
  • 1-min Read

Home Health Care News reporter, Patrick Filbin, included Lifespark in his latest article on companies focused on wellness, not more ‘sick care.’ Home-based companies are focusing on patient “wellness” more than they ever have he notes.

Wellness seems like it would be an obvious focus for health care services companies in general. But the fact of the matter is that it hasn’t always been in post-acute and long-term care settings.

That’s changing now. While it’s right for the patient, a focus on wellness can also drive revenue and boost outcomes in an increasingly value-based system.

“We keep paying for acute reactive sick care,” Lifespark CEO Joel Theisen told Home Health Care News. “We don’t have a health care system. We have a sick care system. You’ve heard people say that in the past and I’ve been saying it for 10 years. At a macro level, Lifespark is not pivoting at all. We’re here to help seniors age magnificently and we’re here to help them longitudinally and holistically for the rest of their lives.”

Read on for the full article…

Related Articles


Here Come The Ads: Yet Minnesotans, Particularly Seniors, Should Expect More From Their Health Care Plans

Too many medical providers get involved only after people are sick. They should be offering help when people are healthy and want to stay that way. That’s the opinion of Lifespark CEO, Joel Theisen, BSN, RN, who wrote this article in Minn Post urging seniors and their families to expect more from their health plans. Lifespark […]



How Home-Based Care Providers Are Planning to Get Involved With The GUIDE Model

In an interview with Patrick Filbin, reporter for Home Health Care News, Matt Kinne, Interim COO and VP, Growth weighed in on how Lifespark views the model and our potential participation. As Filbin noted, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first announced the Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) Model in late July. […]



Lifespark Appoints Monica Engel to Board of Directors

Monica Engel, senior vice president of government markets at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, has joined the Lifespark Board of Directors. As a member of the executive leadership team at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, Engel oversees the organization’s government health program business, including Medicare, Medicaid, the federal employee plan and individual market […]