May 2014 Newsletter: GPS for Life

Posted: May 30, 2014 2:24 pm
Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events and Engagements 



Location/Time:  St. Joseph Village, 4021 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago  / 5:30-7:00 PM 
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Date: 6/13/14

Sponsor:  Sunrise of Lombard 

Location/Time:  Sunrise of Lombard, 2210 Fountain Square Dr., Lombard  /  8:30-9:30 AM 
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You can see our full lecture schedule here  or choose a topicfor your next CEU.

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Learning to (Moon) Walk: 
How a Young Man’s Life was Changed by his Caregiver

By:  Shay Jacobson, RN MA NMG LNCC CNLCP

Martha Kern
Thomas Anselmo 


Bobby’s mom was worried.


She was 80 years old and a widow. Bobby, her only child, was 35 and lived with her all his life.


Bobby’s mom, Alice, laid awake nights wondering what would become of Bobby, a severely obese young man with Down Syndrome, when she could no longer care for him.


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GPS for Life: How Surround Care™ Leads the Way

Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP

Martha Kern
Sammie, as he is known to all his friends, has risen to the rank of number one client – the valedictorian of his class. How has he done this? By using the most services? No. By paying the most money? No. He did this by embracing our concept of surrounding his life with care. The Surround Care™ concept brings in the services that mirror the ebb and flow of the family’s life. The Lifecare Management tracking system monitors progress and events to keep life steady. Obstacles always appear along the path – life happens and the global view is the fastest, most efficient and wisest way over, under, around or through the road hazards.


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Brighter Skies: Your Blueprint for Navigating Elder Care

With the kind permission of author Ben Neiburger, we offer here another excerpt from his newly published book, “Brighter Skies: Your Blueprint for Navigating Elder Care”. This book offers 10 Guiding Principles to make the process of Elder Care more bearable and less stressful for family caregivers. Last month we featured “Part 1 – A Love Story”.

Also available is Ben’s first book, “Caregiver Storm: How to Make Money While Building Customer Loyalty by Helping Clients in Crisis”, a guide for attorneys, financial planners and CPAs working with individuals in the midst of the “caregiver storm” triggered by a loved one’s decline.

Guiding Principle One –
Put no one else before you and your family.

You have a moral obligation to care for your parents, spouse and children. To do this well, you need to be informed, plan ahead, and take care of yourself first. The earlier, the better.


In our love story, the family asked for advice early enough in the disease process where they were able to do some planning. The family’s only real mistake was not catching the caregiver stress earlier. They did avoid that tragedy, however. Learning about Laura’s Alzheimer’s disease was a panic-free process, and they were able to take care of her until the absolute end.


Copyright © 2014 by Ben Neiburger. All rights reserved.
Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP

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