March 2014: Managing the High Risk Client

Posted: March 31, 2014 3:46 pm


Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events and Engagements 



Date: 4/9/14
Topic: Looking for Friends in All the Wrong Places:  The Fine Line Between Poor Judgment and Incompetence

Sponsor:  Covenant Home   

Location/Time:  Covenant Home of Chicago, 2720 W. Foster Ave., Chicago, IL / 6:00-7:00 PM  
Contact/Registration: Email
Date: 4/10/14

Topic: Managing the Unmanageable:  Keeping the “Flagged” Diagnosis/High Risk Patient Out of the Hospital
Sponsor:  Senior Star at Weber Place

Location/Time:  Senior Star at Weber Place, 605 S. Edward Dr., Romeoville, IL / 5:00-6:00 PM 
Contact/Registration: Email

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Managing the Unmanageable:  
Keeping the “Flagged” Diagnosis/High Risk Patient Out of the Hospital

By:  Shay Jacobson, RN MA NMG LNCC CNLCP
Martha Kern


It is by now fairly well understood that Medicare means business where hospital readmissions are concerned.  The endeavor to prevent hospitalizations, in general, and hospital readmissions, in particular, is part of the Affordable Care Act and one that is already paying dividends.  Meticulous scrutiny of patient status, medical necessity and factors driving readmission has resulted in millions of dollars saved by Medicare. Continue Reading

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Shay Jacobson Adds Two New Credentials

After undergoing the rigors of separate certification exams, Shay Jacobson, President and Founder of Lifecare Innovations, has two new credentials after her name: LNCC and CNLCP.  


The first, LNCC, stands for Legal Nurse Consultant Certified.  The American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB) administers the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC®) program. Continue Reading

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Obese, Psychotic and Immobile:
How Out-of-the-Box Thinking Led to an Out-of-the-Bed Placement
Shay Jacobson, RN MA NMG
Jennifer Gazda, LCSW
Martha Kern

In clinical circles, Maria might be called “complex”.  Maria has cerebral palsy and developmental delay.


At the tender age of 32, she is obese.  She has gastro esophageal reflux (GERD) and a stomach tumor.  She has the additional psychiatric diagnoses of schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder with active psychosis and incidents of agitation.


When Maria, in one such incident of agitation, struck the Director of Nursing at her facility, this assemblage of diagnoses became even more acutely problematic.


Maria needed to be placed anew…..but what one community could manage this collection of needs and the very real person who harbors them? Continue Reading


©Lifecare Innovations, Inc.   
Shay Jacobson RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP

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