September 2014 Newsletter: Tides of Change

Posted: October 2, 2014 5:31 pm
  Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events and Engagements
Date: 10/09/14
Topic: When Stuff Takes Over a Life: The Hoarding Dilemma 
Sponsor: MetroSouth Medical Center
Location/Time: MetroSouth Medical Center, 12935 Gregory St, Blue Island, IL / 12:00-1:00 PM    
Contact/Registration: email contactus@lcius.com for more information

Date: 10/31/14 
Panel Discussion: Recognizing Incapacity: Best Practices to Avoid the Courtroom- Shay Jacobson  
Sponsor: Advocate Charitable Foundation
Location: The Northern Trust, 50 South LaSalle Street, 6th Fl., Chicago, IL / 7:30 AM  
Contact/Registration: email contactus@lcius.com for more information

 

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Tides of Change: 

  A Story of Two Floods, One of Water, One of Change

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

Martha Kern 

         

“There may be a little water in the basement,” confided Roger, en route to the hospital for a long overdue review of his psychiatric medications.

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A little water, indeed.

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What we discovered in Roger’s basement was three feet of water, much of which was gushing from a dysfunctional water heater. An influx of rain water had rusted out the water heater’s base, causing the unit to desperately try to refill its empty tank.

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Furniture and other household items bobbed in the water like ice cubes in a punch bowl. Sewage swirled through the water, too._Continue Reading

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MSA: What It Is and Why You Need to Know about it

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

It has been said that one should never cross the IRS.

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It’s also not a good idea to overlook the interests of Medicare.

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) operate under Federal Statutes. The statutes dictate that in workers’ compensation and liability litigation cases, Medicare’s interest must always be considered. Cases settling at review threshold levels are subject to Federal scrutiny for compliance.

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If Medicare’s interests are not properly considered when a large Workers’ Compensation settlement is awarded, Medicare may deny future claim-related benefits. Continue Reading

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The Caregiver is Drunk and Other Stories: Auditing Care to Protect Both Client and Trust 

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

   

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“What do you want?”

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We would learn rather quickly that this was Jane’s standard greeting. At the age of 84, her tolerance for small talk had been replaced with terse comments and plain spoken sarcasm.

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What we wanted, standing there at the door of her suburban home that day, was to audit her care. Jane had just resigned as her own trustee and her bank had taken over as successor. Not entirely certain that Jane’s level of care was still appropriate, the bank asked us to assess her overall well being, care needs and living environment.

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Jane stood before us wearing only a too-small t-shirt and an adult diaper. Behind her we could see dusty piles of books and papers on the floor, and magnificent cobwebs hanging like shredded drapes from the ceiling.

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