Jennifer Axelson, LCSW, CCM, MSCC, CLCP Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: Lifecare Innovations
  • Phone: 630 953 2154
  • Cell: 630 864 2831
  • Fax: 630 953 2155
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Life Care Planning and Social Work

Specialty Focus: Care Management, Catastrophic Injury/Illness, Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain, Amputation, Spinal Cord Injury, Nursing Home Neglect, Dementia, Child Development, Caregivers, Aging in Place, Guardianship

Education: Master of Social Work, Aurora University; Secondary Education Certification; Family and Consumer Sciences, Northern Illinois University; Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences, Illinois State University

Years in Practice: 15

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 1

Additional Information

Jennifer Axelson is a master’s prepared social worker who has been in the social services and education industries for over fourteen years. Mrs. Axelson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Case Manager, Medicare Set-Aside Certified consultant and Certified Life Care Planner. Mrs. Axelson has diverse work experience, including appropriate vs. abnormal child development, guardianship, chronic and catastrophic medical injuries/complexities (traumatic brain injury, amputation, cerebral palsy, physical/medical co-morbidities), the dynamics of aging, cognitive deterioration/dementia, and chronic pain management. Additionally, Mrs. Axelson has experience in school social work, grant management, mental health, substance abuse, and Illinois state child protective arenas. As a supervisor of clinical staff, Mrs. Axelson has taken part in or overseen hundreds of assessments and the implementation of their resulting plans of care. Mrs. Axelson is a current member of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (national and Illinois chapter), Case Management Society of America (national and Chicago chapter), National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals, and the Illinois Guardianship Association. Mrs. Axelson participated in the 2017 IARP Summit in Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Axelson has been published, and has presented to a variety of audience members on topics related to her areas of specialty.