Shay Jacobson Adds Two New Credentials

After undergoing the rigors of separate certification exams, Shay Jacobson, President and Founder of Lifecare Innovations, has two new credentials after her name: LNCC and CNLCP.

The first, LNCC, stands for Legal Nurse Consultant Certified. The American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board (ALNCCB) administers the Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC®) program.

According to the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants website (, “As the only practice-based certification program that meets national testing standards, the LNCC® is comparable to board certification in other nursing specialties. In addition to the personal satisfaction that comes with certification, LNCs who invest their time in achieving and maintaining LNCC® certification can be comfortable in the knowledge that they have achieved a credential that has met or exceeded ABNS / ABSNC requirements, and is the gold standard for certification in the specialty.”

The CNLCP credential stands for Certified Nurse Life Care Planner. While this group collaborates with the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners, this is a separate certification designed to ensure that a nurse life care planner’s practice is “consistent with established standards of excellence in the development and defense of the life care planning document”.

Congratulations to Shay on her growing expertise in the area of Life Care Planning, and on the rather impressive row of credentials that now follow her name: RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP.

Click here to learn more about our Life Care Planning services

Click here to review Shay’s professional biography

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Lifecare Innovations Wins the BBB Complaint Free Award for Fourth Consecutive Year

The Better Business Bureau of Northern Illinois has recognized Lifecare Innovations’ achievements in customer service with a “Complaint Free” Award for a fourth consecutive year.  The Complaint Free Award is awarded exclusively to Better Business Bureau Accredited Businesses in recognition of commitment to unparalleled client satisfaction.  Lifecare Innovations was also the recipient of the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in 2008, a rare accomplishment of which we are very proud.

Lifecare Innovations Wins Annual Award for Business Excellence

The Daily Herald Business Ledger has selected Lifecare Innovations, Inc., as a 2012 recipient of the Annual Award for Business Excellence. The AABE awards are given for business achievement, growth and community involvement, and are presented to “outstanding suburban companies, business and nonprofit organizations and honor the people who make them successful”, per the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s own description.

Lifecare Innovations Adds Interactive Elements to its Website

In an ongoing effort to be a reliable resource for our clients and referral sources and to offer new ways to access help, Lifecare Innovations has recently upgraded its website to feature interactive elements.
Visit our new “Ask an Expert” page, where any visitor is welcome to submit a confidential question to us for review and response from one of our clinical, property or guardianship experts. This feature will assist in serving those who view our website after hours and cannot necessarily call with questions during the work day. This tool is just another way to begin a conversation wherein problems can be solved and appropriate resources discovered.

Lifecare Innovations Now Offers Continuing Education Units for Nurses

Lifecare Innovations was approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation to offer CEU hours to Nurses. This rounds our CEU offerings to Social Workers and Nursing Home Administrators and will expand upon our ability to bring new educational opportunities to professional and lay audiences alike. Please call today to schedule a CEU presentation for your group or facility.  Please follow this link to the lecture series.

LCI Now Boasts Two National Master Guardians

Shay Jacobson and Lauren Sherman recently passed an arduous written test to become National Master Guardians.  There are only 60 individuals nationally who have succeeded in passing the National Master Guardian exam, and just four others live in the State of Illinois.

The test, administered in conjunction with the National Guardianship Association conference, spanned several hours and is administered only to those who fulfill a number of pre-requisites.  Master Guardian candidates must first become National Certified Guardians, have a graduate degree and at least three years of full-time professional guardianship experience, and have completed at least 30 hours of approved continuing education credit in the prior three-year period.

The test focused on expertise in the areas of decision making, courts and legal processes, professional business practices, the guardianship planning process, medical and complex issues, financial management and the limitations and termination of guardianship.

Shay Jacobson is President of Lifecare Innovations, and Lauren Sherman is Director of Guardianship.

Lifecare Innovations Earns Another Better Business Bureau Award

The Better Business Bureau has honored Lifecare Innovations with another A+ rating and reports that the company has garnered absolutely no complaints for 36 consecutive months.  Lifecare Innovations has been an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau since 2006.

The Better Business Bureau reports that their ratings reflect the bureau’s degree of confidence that a business is operating in a trustworthy manner.

The Better Business Bureau documented and investigated over 62 million complaints nationally in 2009 alone.

Lifecare Innovations received the prestigious Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics from the Better Business Bureau in 2008.

Walking to End Alzheimers

Lifecare Innovations’ staff members joined a large, enthusiastic group to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s on Sunday, September 18, 2011.  The event featured a 5K walk along the lakefront, made all the more fun by a blended group consisting of several business organizations.  Our group was pulled together by our friends at Peck Bloom and we are grateful for all their efforts in bringing this wonderful opportunity together.