Lifecare Innovations Newsletter
February 2012

Posted: February 10, 2012 10:44 pm

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events and Engagements

Date: 02/08/2012
Topic:  I’ve Lost my Keys, Burned my Dinner, and Forgotten Your Name: Recognizing and Responding When Decisional Capacity has Waned
Speaker: Lori Lomahan, LCSW, Chief Operating Officer, Lifecare Innovations
Sponsor: Terraces At The Clare
Location/Time: 55 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611/ 5:00pm-7:00pm
Contact/Registration: Nancy Duerr (312) 784 8011 event flyer or email
CEU: 1

Topic:  Hoarding: When Stuff Takes Over a Life
Speaker: Martha Kern, Director of Business Development
Sponsor: Elderwerks
Location/Time: Sunrise of Park Ridge, 1725 Ballard Road, Park Ridge, IL 60068/ 5:00pm-6:00pm
Contact/Registration:  Jennifer Prell (847) 462 0885 or email
CEU: 1

Click for full Lecture Schedule…. 

Oh No! I Need a Lawyer NOW! – Crossroads of Care

By Patricia Cline, LCSW, CASWCM, NCG & Ben Neiburger, JD, CPA

The following article offers in detail the material that Ben Neiburger and Patricia Cline presented at the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Advanced Issues in Long-Term Care educational event on January 19, 2012.  Herein they insightfully discuss the “crossroads of care” at which clients almost inevitably arrive – key decision points where clients and their families must determine how and where care will be received.  These “crossroads” are, of course, complicated by a number of factors, not the least of which are financial issues, time constraints, and Power of Attorney problems, to name a few. Extended Article

Professional Advancement and Gender Stereotypes: The “Rules” for Better Gender Communications

By Andrea S. Kramer

Lifecare Innovations is pleased to re-print this in-depth look at gender communications and the manner in which they influence perceptions of, and advancement opportunities for, both men and women in the workplace.  Andrea Kramer is a Partner at the international firm of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP and a friend of LCI’s.  Following her primary article herein are additional pieces she has developed on Self Evaluations: Dos and Dont’s, Additional Things Women Can Do For Themselves, and What Professional Organizations Should Do To Advance Their Women Leaders.  This series originally ran in the 2011 Fall Edition of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois Newsletter and is reprinted with permission of the author. Extended Article


The Taxman Cometh: Potential Tax Deductions for Care Management, Guardianship, Home Management and Caregiver Services

Taxes, and the myriad manners in which we might reduce them, are on the minds of many at this time of year.  We originally ran this article in August, 2011, and now feature it again with some key updates regarding possible money-saving exemptions.  We offer our special thanks to John Riesbeck, CPA, CFP, of Pierce, Riesbeck & Associates, LLP, and Rodney A. Lewis, MBA, CPA, for their input on this article.  Extended Article 

Lifecare Innovations Joins Forces with Elderwerks to Deliver High-Quality Education

Lifecare Innovations and Elderwerks have formed an alliance with the shared goal of delivering the very best educational content to service providers throughout the Chicago area.  Together, we can offer Continuing Education Units for nurses, social workers and nursing home administrators in a variety of settings and do so with the highest level of attention to quality and detail.  Please contact us to discuss our lecture offerings and to schedule a professional or community-based event today.  Click here to access a full listing of our lecture topics.

Elderwerks, a newly formed company owned by Yesenia Cano, provides free senior housing referrals, information and guidance to seniors, families and professionals along with funding options.  Jennifer Prell is President.  Elderwerks hopes to have a Directory prepared and ready for use by second quarter, 2012.

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