Lifecare Innovations Newsletter
September 2012

Posted: September 20, 2012 2:22 pm

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events and Engagements

Date: 09/28/2012
I’ve Lost My Keys, Burned My Dinner, and Forgotten Your Name: Recognizing and Responding When Decisional Capacity Has Waned
Sponsor: NAPFA (National Association of Personal Financial Advisors)
Location/Time: 877 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. #100, Chicago, IL 60631/9:00am-10:30am
Contact/Registration: email

Date: 10/15/12
Lifecare Planning Within the Private Sector: Elder Care and Special Needs Trusts
Sponsor: American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners
2600 Louisiana Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

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Caregiver with a Badge: The Abuse of 911 Emergency Services to Fill Gaps in Care

By Martha Kern
Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG
Jessica Everson, LSW

Steve was a “frequent flyer,” to say the least.  He called EMS service 96 times in 2011 and was on track to exceed this number in 2012.

Steve, like so many others in the community, used 911 to compensate for enormous gaps in his care.  Where he clearly needed a skilled facility placement, he limped along with the five daily hours of caregiver assistance the Department of Rehabilitation Services allowed him.  Relatively young but mentally ill and confined to a wheelchair, Steve was not equipped to spend 19 hours alone each day.  Extended article

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Targeting the Rich: A Report on Perceptions of Liability Among the Wealthy

Many of us serve high-wealth clients in our practices.  We-and they- do not necessarily contemplate the risks they face where liability lawsuits are concerned.  A difficult economy and increasing controversy around economic disparities in our society seem to contribute to perceptions that the wealthy might be “targeted” in litigious situations.  Ace Private Risk Services recently published a White Paper entitled, “Targeting the Rich: Liability Lawsuits and the Threat to Families with Emerging and Established Wealth”.  Marsh USA has reprinted and distributed this report, summarized herein.  A link to the full Ace report can be found at the conclusion of this summary.  Extended article


Choose Your Agent Carefully: Life, Death & Care Instructions 

By Rick Law

Rick Law is a widely known elder law attorney with a thriving practice, Law Elder Law, in Aurora. The following blog post is offered with Rick’s kind permission.  Having received numerous inquiries here at Lifecare Innovations wherein callers seek our services to act as Agents under the Powers of Attorney, often after something has gone terribly wrong with an earlier choice, we are especially appreciative of Rick’s insights.  Outlined below are Rick’s recommendations regarding the naming of appropriate individuals-who can be readily contacted-to act in these critical roles. Extended article

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