Lifecare Innovations Newsletter
May 2013

Posted: May 28, 2013 2:05 pm


Lifecare Innovations Newsletter for

May 2013


Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events and Engagements

Date: 6/5/13

Topic: Thirty Days and Counting: How Do the Medicare Readmission Issues Affect You?

Sponsor: Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Centre  

Location/Time:220 N. First St., Wheeling, IL/5:00-6:00PM

Contact/Registration: email


Date: 6/6/13

Topic: When Stuff Takes Over: The Hoarding Dilemma

Sponsor: Sunrise Senior Living   

Location/Time:12828 S. La Grange Road, Palos Park, IL/8:00-9:30AM

Contact/Registration: email


You can see our full lecture schedule here or choose a topic for your next CEU event 


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I’m Here and You’re There: A Far Away Son and A Family in Need      


Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG
Holly Zaborowski, LCSW

Martha Kern


The National Institute on Aging estimates that there are seven million long-distance caregivers in the U.S.

These are the people who receive calls in the night, at work, during a son’s soccer game, and often have no idea what to do.  Their parents, once the solvers of all family problems, have developed problems of their own, all heart-wrenchingly real and difficult to fix.

Someone has fallen. There is a new diagnosis.  The caregiver has vanished.  The neighbor called to say Mom is wandering.  Something has to be done.

This was the situation in which Brian found himself, situated in far-away Boston while both aging parents and a cancer-stricken brother rapidly unraveled in Illinois.

Something has to be done, indeed.


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Restoration: Embrace the Challenge




The National Guardianship Association’s Colloquium on Guardianship, this year themed: “Fluctuating Competencies: How to Maintain Person Centered Guardianship from Inception of Guardianship to Restoration of Rights”, was held on Friday, May 17, at the Marriott O’Hare.     


As Co-Chair of the event, Shay Jacobson participated on a panel entitled, “Restoration: Embrace The Challenge”.  On the panel with Shay were Kerry Peck, Esq. and the Honorable Carolyn Quinn, Circuit Court of Cook County.  Diana Law, an attorney and the Kane County Public Guardian, moderated. The discussion centered on the restoration of rights for those whose condition has improved to the point that their guardianship can be dissolved.


Click here for a Resource Guide on the subject of Guardianship Restoration, developed by Lifecare Guardianship’s research team.


Click here for an article entitled, “Physician, Heal Thyself”, a story of restoration featuring one of Lifecare Guardianship’s clients.




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Combating Financial Elder Abuse



Ben Neiburger, JD, CPA


Ben Neiburger works alongside Lifecare Innovations on a variety of cases, many of which center around elder abuse and guardianship.  Ben is a frequent and skilled speaker and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in the Elder Law category in six of the last seven years.  With Ben’s gracious permission, we present here one of his recent blogs in which some of the perils and remedies for financial elder abuse are detailed.  

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