December 2015 Newsletter

Posted: January 25, 2016 9:50 pm

The Real Deal on End-of-Life Wishes

Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP   
Martha Kern 
The DNR is DOA.

The simple DNR order has for many years been the instrument used in Illinois for notifying emergency responders that a given patient wishes not to receive Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. This straightforward document was typically posted on the refrigerator in private homes and was not consistently incorporated into a patient’s formal medical chart.

Now there is something new. The overall approach to the documentation of end-of-life wishes has changed and, as it turns out, the changes come for good reason. The old DNR form was not really effective for a number of reasons. Continue Reading 
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New Presentation Topics for 2016! 



Lifecare Innovations continues to develop new presentation topics to reflect our changing healthcare environment and the educational interests of clinical and non-clinical audiences. While all of our topics are offered as CEU presentations for nurses, social workers and nursing home administrators, they can be modified in many cases for lay audiences. Each presentation features an hour of content and one CEU credit for each of the license categories listed above.

Call 630-953-2154 or email to schedule a presentation today.

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A Welcome Diversion


Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP 
Patricia Cline, LCSW, CCM, CLCP, C-ASWCM, NCG, MSCC  

Martha Kern

George was in luck. He boarded the train to go visit his Mom in the nursing home when a bit of good fortune presented itself to him like a dollar bill on the sidewalk. There, a few seats up, was a ticket someone had left behind. George had not yet purchased a ticket, so this was like winning a small prize.


George walked over to the empty seat and took the abandoned ticket.
And then he was arrested Continue Reading

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