Lifecare Innovations Newsletter
April 2012

Posted: April 16, 2012 2:51 pm

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events and Engagements 

Date: 04/24/2012
Topic: Family Conflict Around Parent Care in an Aging Population: From Mediation to Litigation
Sponsor: Belmont Village of Oak Park
Location/Time: Belmont Village of Oak Park, 1035 Madison St. Oak Park, IL 60302/8:30am-10:00am
Contact/Registration: Patricia Porter, or email
CEU: 1

Date: 04/25/2012
Topic: Hoarding: When Stuff Takes Over a Life
Sponsor: Conference of The Lake County Regional Coalition of the Illinois Pioneer Coalition
Location/Time: Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Avenue Wheeling, IL 60090/1:45pm-2:30pm
Contact/Registration: Virginia Garberding, or email
CEU: 1

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Life Care Planning:
Future Potential for GCMs

By Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG
and Lori Lomahan, LCSW

Inside GCM, a publication of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, recently published the following article co-written by Lifecare Innovations’ President, Shay Jacobson, and its Chief Operating Officer, Lori Lomahan. In the article, Shay and Lori examine the role of Life Care Planning as older clients, perhaps confronted with new diagnoses, attempt to forecast the costs of care, and who might be concerned about whether or not their resources will be enough to sustain them over time. Also explored are the significant benefits of the multi-disciplinary team in assisting clients with the development of a road map for the years ahead. Extended Article

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GPS for Life: How Surround Care™ Leads the Way

By Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG

While each of Lifecare Innovations’ clients contends with unique life scenarios and care issues, only a handful experience as broad an array of challenges and experiences as the couple described in this article. Sammie and Sue (their names have been changed to protect their privacy) are planners by nature, and they followed the recommendations of their care team to forge a solid plan for the retirement years ahead of them. Life, however, happens, and their journey involved some bumps and detours that were neither wanted nor predicted. Surround Care ™ is designed to not only help clients endure rough patches today, but also to strengthen their safety and security for the next unforeseen detour. Extended Article

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Five Years at a Time
A Catastrophic Personal Injury Case Study

Gracie, profoundly developmentally delayed with spastic quadriplegia, cerebral palsy and a seizure disorder, was nineteen years old when Lifecare Innovations was first contacted to provide a five year plan detailing her care and expenses. Gracie had outgrown her initial life care plan, completed by another third party source, given its general language and application. Since the initial plan had been developed, many major life changes had occurred in Gracie’s life. Her parents had gotten legally separated and were also separated from one another by distance as they lived in separate homes, dividing up care and responsibilities for Gracie and doing so with less than desirable communications. Gracie’s condition had progressed with a seizure disorder and scoliosis being added to her diagnostic list requiring advanced treatment. Extended Article

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