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Florida Hospital DeLand
October 30th, 2012 @ 11:21 am

I found a bill from Florida Hospital DeLand among the stacks of paperwork my sister pulled from mom’s desk. The bill is for $2,169.84 for her visit there on December 1st, 2011. That was the true “beginning of the end” for mom; it hurts to even see that date. I called the number on the […]

Seventy-Seven Days
October 28th, 2012 @ 1:15 pm

It’s been seventy-seven days since mom died. Eleven weeks seems like forever and at the same time it seems like yesterday. I still can’t believe that she’s dead. It still hurts more than I can explain. I miss her so much. She was only 63 when she died, which is way, way too young. She […]

J.C. Christensen and Associates, Inc.
October 26th, 2012 @ 9:58 am

I found a “Notice of Collection and Special Offer” from J.C. Christensen and Associates, Inc. for $1170.23, addressed to mom and dated February 8, 2012. It notes that their client is Cavalry Portfolio Services and that Cavalry contracted J.C. Christensen and Associates, Inc. with regard to a delinquent HSBC Bank Nevada N.A. \ Orchard Bank […]

AR Resources, Inc.
October 25th, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

I just called AR Resources, Inc. of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. I found a bill from them to mom dated January 25, 2012 for $790.00 for “EMRGNCY MEDICINE PROFES”. They’re a collection agency and the bill notes that their client is EMRGNCY MEDICINE PROFESSIONALS, DELAND. There’s nothing on the bill to indicate the date of the […]

A Long Process
October 25th, 2012 @ 11:45 am

As of October 25th, 2012, I hadn’t heard anything from mom’s lawyer, Steve Phillips of Pincus & Currier, LLP, since he replied to an email two weeks before that. It’s really nerve-wracking to have no idea what is happening, or to feel like nothing is happening. I sent him this email on the morning of […]

BCA Financial Services, Inc.
October 24th, 2012 @ 10:23 am

This morning I called BCA Financial Services, Inc., a collection agency in Miami, Florida. I have three bills here all dated November 3, 2011 and addressed to mom. Each one lists the physician Brenda H. Salter, a location of HMC Port Orange ED, and a service date of July 17, 2011. I’ve never heard or […]

Cavalry Portfolio Services
October 23rd, 2012 @ 8:48 am

On November 11 of last year, mom was mailed a bill for $1,154.67 from a company called Cavalry Portfolio Services. That company seems to have purchased a debt mom owed to HSBC Bank Nevada, which was almost certainly a Visa or Mastercard that she had stopped paying. I called this morning and the woman who […]

Atlantic Mobile Imaging
October 23rd, 2012 @ 8:34 am

On August 14 of this year — two days after mom died — Atlantic Mobile Imaging of Daytona Beach, FL mailed a bill to my little sister in Seattle. The invoice was for $159.22 to pay for an x-ray of mom’s pelvis on May 10th, 2012. (In mid-April while she was at Halifax Hospital, we […]

Bank of America
October 16th, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

Last year my sister and I did our best to help mom manage her finances, and one of the things we did was create a joint checking account that I shared with her. Her Social Security checks would get deposited there, and then I would pay her bills electronically. Bank of America was debiting the […]

Social Security Disability Approved
October 16th, 2012 @ 11:36 am

Shay Murphy kept her promise and called me shortly after eleven o’clock this morning. She told me that the Florida Department of Health had approved mom’s eligibility to receive Social Security disability payments retroactively from December 1st, 2011 until her death on August 12th, 2012. Shay said that her supervisor had approved mom’s eligibility, and […]