November 2015 Newsletter

Posted: November 19, 2015 9:18 pm

Lifecare Innovations Sponsors and Speaks   

November was a month of events and sponsorships for Lifecare Innovations. We had the great privilege of sponsoring the IICLE Elder Law Short Course at the Lisle Hilton for two days, and also of co-presenting on two interesting topics: “Blended Families” with Ben Neiburger and “Power of Attorney for Healthcare / Physician Order for Life Sustaining Treatment / DNR” with Leonard Berg.

We had the additional honor of sponsoring the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) cocktail party and the Lake County Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Seminar in Lake Forest.

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Home for the Holidays: 
How are Mom and Dad Really Doing?


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

Many of us will be making the trek home to visit family for the holidays.  These holiday excursions represent important opportunities to see how the  elders in our families are really doing. They always sound pretty good on the phone, but seeing how they live, how they keep the house, how they look,  walk, and work through their daily routine, sometimes offers a new perspective on just how functional they are.

Our parents, perhaps owing to pride or fear or a hope that the situation will pass, may be prone to keeping small lapses and new deficiencies under wraps.
There are signs, however, that care is needed. In cases where care is already provided, there are signs that the care may not be of the right variety or size.  The possible scenarios in which these signs are offered are endless, but here are examples of the ways your loved ones might be showing you that they need more – or different – help:

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Let’s Talk Turkey 


Talking about end of life issues with a parent can be an extremely difficult discussion. However, maintaining dignity at the end of life is the most precious gift we can give to someone we love.     
We understand that starting the conversation is difficult. So, together with Generation Law and Elements The Cremation Company, we’ve come up with a number of “conversation starters” you can employ to get things started while everyone is gathered for Thanksgiving. 
These don’t have to be the script for every instance. So modify them so they apply to your own family’s history.  
And share this document with friends and other relatives so the conversation continues. Continue Reading

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