Our People

INTEGRATED TEAM OF PASSIONATE PROFESSIONALS

Our LifeCare team consists of an integrated and multidisciplinary team of healthcare and long-term care professionals who are passionate about their job and want to make a difference in the lives of those who they help. Our team has over 100 years of collective clinical experience and 1000's of hours of caregiving experience. We have cared for thousands of families in the Chicagoland area.

Our skilled care medical team consists of  Licensed Registered Nurses, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Clinical Social Workers.

Our non-medical team who provides companionship and assistance with activities of daily living consists of home health aides, certified nursing assistants, and caregivers.

BONDED AND INSURED

All of our personnel undergo extensive background checks and are bonded and insured. They are all covered by our company's general and professional liability, workers’ compensations, auto insurance, and a crime bond.

HIGHLY TRAINED

We believe in investing in our people. Our care professionals undergo intensive orientation and ongoing training & specializing via Lifecare University training program.

At LifeCare we implement the latest proven methods and best practices to treat and prevent acute and chronic conditions developed by the top quality improvement organizations. Both our medical and non-medical teams are trained to provide specialized care based on a variety of conditions and chronic diseases, such as COPD, Diabetes, heart failure, ALS, MS, Alzheimer's & Dementia.

FOCUS ON QUALITY

We measure results by client satisfaction and achieving positive health outcomes.  To achieve these goals we use technology that enables us to have access to patient data in real-time and track schedules in real-time.  Our best practices include case conferences among our multi-discipline team members, nurse supervision of our non-medical cases, and real-time schedule monitoring.

Our Leadership

LifeCare was founded by a husband and wife team, Walter and Jane Shekman, in 2006, as a small home health care agency that focused on the medical care at home and catered to the needs of the local community. Ever since its inception, Walter and Jane have had a vision to create a new type of at-home care company: a company that bridges existing gaps in care by placing the client at the center and integrating providers and all available at-home care services around the client depending on the current need.

Since then, LifeCare has grown to become a recognized and trusted leader in the comprehensive post-acute care services at home amongst our clients, patients and healthcare providers in the Chicagoland area. By combining medical and supportive care at home with innovative technologies we are enabling our clients to live safer and happier lives in the comfort of their home.

LifeCare is the preferred post-acute care partner for hospitals, physicians, and families in the greater Chicagoland area. From post -acute home health, to long-term chronic care management and non-medical supportive services, we deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that empowers our clients to live happier.

LifeCare is accredited by the Joint Commission for Healthcare Organizations ( JCAHO), a golden standard for quality of care and has been awarded 5 out of 5 stars for patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. LifeCare is a member of the Illinois HomeCare and Hospice Council, and HOme Health Quality Improvement Campaign.

LifeCare and has been recognized amongst top 500 Home Healthcare companies nationwide seven years in a row.

Executive Team

Both seasoned professionals in the diagnostics, pharmaceutical, and healthcare arena, Walter and Jane have vast experience and expertise in:

  • developing strategic, creative, and workable solutions for companies,
  • improving process inefficiencies,
  • and working with complexities of the regulatory requirements,
  • all while uncovering the intricacies of the health care policy and reimbursement maze.

Having dealt with healthcare regulations for existing health options available for people in their homes, they realized that there was a gap in care.

There were a myriad of companies offering one or another type of services, but no one really offered a one-stop solution. No one was able to guide individuals through the difficult options for care and reimbursement.

Walter Shekman - Founder and President Jane Shekman - Founder and CEO

Walter Shekman - Founder and President, Jane Shekman MHA, CEO - Founder and CEO

Leadership Team

Joyce Boin
Joyce Boin
MA, PT, Home Health Administrator
Lynn WellendorfRN Clinical Manager
Lynn Wellendorf
RN Clinical Manager
Lana Ananich
Lana Ananich
In Home Services Administrator

Our Office Team

Tatyana Beryozkin
Tatyana Beryozkin
RN, Clinical Manager
Vilma Palmer
Vilma Palmer
Talent Management
Carol Ralston
Carol Ralston
Client Care Coordinator
Eugene Roginsky
Eugene Roginsky
Director of Community Relations and Education
Valida Askerova
Valida Askerova
Admissions Management
Elena Tenjeras
Elena Tenjeras
Reimbursement Specialist
Rachel Cutler
Rachel Cutler
Administrative Assistant
Jana Coombs
Jana Cooms
Therapy Management
Anastasia (Nastya) Abrossimova
Anastasiya Abrosimova
Client Care Coordinator
Alex Khomitskaya
Alex Khomitskaya
Reimbursement Specialist

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My grandmother has been with LifeCare Home Health Services for over 7 years now and has received services ranging from nursing, to physical therapy, and health aid. Staff are incredibly professional, while providing the best kind of home health care. My grandmother has been able to live a happy life at home due to this terrific company. I highly recommend LifeCare Home Health & In-Home Services.

Northbrook

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We have referred patients for devices and the reviews have been amazing. Professional cautious service. Always timely and gentle. Patients are very comfortable with the staff and feel safe and anxious to see the CNA.

Northbrook

MG

LifeCare's nursing staff was caring, compassionate and professional! Our caregiver was wonderful. Her kind heartedness and gentle spirit blended with her strong work ethic made for a perfect fit. Well done Lifecare.

Highland Park

LE

My parents have in home nurse and physical therapy services.
LifeCare staff are caring , professional and responsible.

Highland Park

IK

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Our Caregivers

At LifeCare we hire only passionate people. We screen and properly train them. Our caregivers are individually matched to the client. Our skilled professionals are continuously being updated on latest developments in medical care.

For the best care at home in the greater Chicagoland area,
talk to a LifeCare Coordinator. Call: (888) 606-4199