Shay Jacobson is the Founder of Lifecare Innovations and the related companies, Lifecare Home Solutions and Lifecare Guardianship. Shay is a Life Care Planner, an Expert Care Manager and an expert witness. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Iowa with a major in nursing. She is a Certified Nurse Life Care Planner, a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and a National Master Guardian. The company has been a member of the Better Business Bureau for many years and in 2008 won the prestigious Torch Award for Ethical Business Practices, enjoys an A+ rating, and has received Complaint Free Awards for three consecutive years.
Shay’s career has included extensive clinical and management expertise in the health care field in a variety of settings including: nursing home administrator, clinical nurse specialist, clinical nurse manager, and post graduate adjunct faculty for the University of Iowa and Rush University.
She is a prolific speaker and author to both lay and professional groups. She has been quoted twice in Forbes magazine, been a guest on local TV and radio public education programs, and recently co-authored four book chapters for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. She has been sought out by many professional groups locally and nationally for her expertise on Life Care Planning, hoarding, and criminal diversion for individuals with mental illness.
Patricia Cline is an Expert Life Care Manager for Lifecare Innovations, Inc. Patricia’s extensive professional experience in home care, medical and rehabilitation hospitals, state facilities, and private settings is well reflected in her service to clients. Patricia earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from DePaul University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work. As an Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker also credentialed in Wisconsin, a Certified Life Care Planner and a National Certified Guardian, Pat shows her professional excellence through her ability to perform thorough, insightful bio-psycho-social assessments that are specifically tailored to meet the presenting need of the clients and referring parties. Patricia is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, National Guardianship Association, Illinois Guardianship Association, and the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.
Jennifer Axelson is an Expert Life Care Manager for Lifecare Innovations, Inc. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Relationships from Illinois State University, her Secondary Education Teaching Certification from Northern Illinois University, and her Master of Social Work from Aurora University. Jennifer is also a Certified Case Manager, a Medicare Set Aside Certified Consultant and a Certified Life Care Planner. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Manager, Jennifer has diverse work experience, including appropriate vs. abnormal child development, chronic and catastrophic medical complexities, the dynamics of aging and chronic pain management. Additionally, Jennifer has experience in school social work, grant management, mental health, substance abuse, and Illinois state child protective arenas. As a supervisor oF clinical staff, Jennifer has taken part in or overseen hundreds of assessments and the implementation of their resulting plans of care.
Anne George serves as a Life Care Manager for Lifecare Innovations, Inc. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work Degree from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and her Master of Social Work Degree and Gerontology Graduate Certificate in Aging Care from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Case Manager, Anne enjoys working with older adults but also has the pleasure of assisting individuals with physical health concerns, mental health issues, and the differently-abled. She is passionate about her role as an advocate and strives to help others live fulfilling lives.