“By partnering with Lifesprk, we’re enriching our continuum of services and creating a broader focus on the well-being of our tenants,” Connie Dow, executive director for Oak Meadows, said in a statement. “We feel one of the major benefits of the Lifesprk model is the dedicated Life Care Manager (registered nurse) for our tenants. Lifesprk at Oak Meadows will help each person discover, through the innovative Lifesprk Experience model, what is most important to him or her, and then help to build a pathway to that goal, addressing anything that may interfere across all seven elements of living well.”
Oak Meadows is a nonprofit group with 62 independent, 48 assisted and a dozen memory-care apartments. Located at 8131 Fourth St. N. in Oakdale, it is affiliated with the United Church of Christ and a member of their Council for Health and Human Service Ministries.
Twin Cities-based Lifesprk, formerly AgeWell, was named one of the 2009 Small Business Success Stories by Twin Cities Business Magazine and has been identified by the Star Tribune as a top workplace in the Twin Cities for two straight years.
“In today’s market it is more important than ever to break the roller coaster of crises for people because it not only helps prevent costly and preventable hospital readmissions, but also is the right thing to do to empower more people to remain in control and living life on their terms,” Lifesprk CEO and founder Joel Theisen, RN, said in a release. “Unfortunately, the roller coaster has been seen as a normal part of aging, and we’re committed to changing that. We’re thrilled to be working side-by-side with the Oak Meadows team, tenants and families to change the experience for more people in the Twin Cities metro.”
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