February 2015 Illinois Newsletter

Posted: February 24, 2015 9:34 pm
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Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events and Engagements
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Date: 2/26/15  
Topic: Managing the Unmanageable: Keeping the “Flagged” Diagnosis/High Risk Patient Out of the Hospital
Sponsor: Belmont Village 
Location/Time: Belmont Village: 545 Belmont Lane, Carol Stream, IL / 8:00-9:30 AM
Contact/Registration: email contactus@lcius.com 
Date: 3/18/15   
Topic: Emergency! How to Re-Route Frequent Flyers Who Chronically Rely on 911 for Non-Emergency Care   
Sponsor: Pathway Senior Living 
Location/Time: Victory Center in Park Forest: 101 Main St, Park Forest, IL / 8:30-9:30 AM 
Contact/Registration: email contactus@lcius.com  
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The Lone Senior: The Life and Death Effects of Social Isolation

Shay Jacobson, RN MA NMG LNCC CLNCP
Martha Kern

Social isolation can be deadly.

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A 2012 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows an association between loneliness and mortality, placing what used to be perceived as a relatively benign social problem on a par with smoking in its impact on lifespan, and even worse than obesity in this same regard.

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The number of seniors living alone is estimated to be 11 million and growing. While living alone does not in and of itself guarantee social isolation and loneliness, it is most certainly a risk factor.  

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The VA’s Best Kept Secret…

     
Matt Margolis
Attorney with Margolis Weldon LLC

 

Matt Margolis, an Elder Law attorney who recently established the new firm of Margolis Weldon LLC with his partner, Lauren Weldon, was kind enough to offer this practical information on the Veterans Administration Aid and Attendance pension. With Matt’s kind permission, we share this article which briefly outlines some of the qualifiers and benefits of a program that is often overlooked.

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Lifecare Innovations: A Brief Introduction
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Lifecare Innovations is proud to offer an array of services for those who find it difficult to manage day-to-day life independently. While our website features in-depth information on each of our services, we offer here a “shortcut” – a brief, informal video in which the overall concept of what we do is described.
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Click here to watch the video
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