March 2015 Newsletter

Posted: May 4, 2015 6:17 pm
A Moving Experience: A Special Boy on a Singular Journey

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

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Most of us remember at least one occasion in childhood when we were the “new kid”. In this almost universal childhood story, there is a crazy casserole of new house, new room, new school, new teacher, new friends, and the unsettled feeling of not quite knowing where we belong.

These stressors were hard to measure in nine-year-old Kyle’s case. He cannot speak and can hear only a little out of one ear. His vision is poor. Walking is difficult for him and his muscles are weak. An accident at birth triggered for him a diagnosis of hypotonic cerebral palsy, which made moving from room to room difficult and moving from home to home exceptionally complex. Continue Reading

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A Boy, His Sister and Down Syndrome

Randi Gillespie
Director of Special Needs Services at Oak Wealth Advisors

Originally Featured in the Chicago Tribune


Randi Gillespie, Director of Special Needs Services at Oak Wealth Advisors and mother of three children, is both busy and talented. This story, originally published in September of 2014, offers an honest and sometimes poignant look at the beauties and complexities of raising a child with special needs. We thank Randi for both her friendship and her permission to share this wonderful story in our newsletter. Continue Reading


Revisions to the Illinois Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) Form

Ben Neiburger
Generation Law

Ben Neiburger, is a prominent Elder Law Attorney at Generation Law in Elmhurst. Ben is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and a member of the board of directors for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Ben is also a long-time friend of Lifecare Innovations, and a true partner in our efforts to share valuable, relevant information. Following is an article he recently developed on changes to the Illinois DNR. Continue Reading

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