Re: Updates
September 11th, 2012 @ 10:33 am

My sister sent me an email with answers to some of my questions from yesterday: Hey, David. […] Mom needed to be eligible for Social Security Disability to be eligible for Medicaid. They are separate, but somehow one predicates the other. ChamberlinEdmonds is the company that works through Halifax to assist people in getting Medicaid […]

September 10th, 2012 @ 10:47 pm

My sister sent me an email with information about some of what she’s been handling: Hi, David. Debbie Meadows from ChamberlinEdmonds in Orlando called me […]. She said that Medicaid is waiting on Social Security who is waiting for the death certificate. I told her I knew that Social Security was waiting for the death […]

ChamberlinEdmonds Calls My Sister
July 26th, 2012 @ 8:14 am

My sister just sent me this text message: I just received a phone call from Debbie Meadows 1 with ChamberlinEdmonds 2. She said she was calling to follow up on Mom’s Disability claim and Medicaid application. She asked for Nana’s maiden name 3 and said she would call me back to let me know the […]

An Email to Sylvia
July 11th, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

My sister emailed Sylvia Gray at Woodland Terrace in response to my message from last night. I’m including here both the content of the message sent from my sister to Sylvia and also a copy of the letter that was sent to my mother.

Re: Medicaid for Mom
June 28th, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

Email received from my sister: Hey, David. I talked to Misty last week at Chamberlin Edmonds. She said we wait. I don’t have a number directly to anyone with Medicaid. […] I mailed in everything I was told to mail, and now they are reviewing it. It is not easy to get approved for Social […]

One-Word Answers
June 4th, 2012 @ 9:24 am

An email to my sister: I talked to a nurse named Terri this morning at Halifax. There is a new nurse assigned to her basically every 48 hours, so every other day I need to spend fifteen or twenty minutes explaining the last 63 years to someone new. She was just starting physical therapy when […]

No Bed Holds?
May 28th, 2012 @ 12:43 am

I just received this email from my sister: Hi, David. So, I talked to Jessica at Coastal. Their beds are full, and I will need to find yet another facility that will be able to meet Mom’s needs, whatever they may be by the time she is able to leave AND that will also take […]

Mom’s Next Step
May 7th, 2012 @ 10:27 am

My sister sent me this email: Hi, David. I have been talking to Jann at Coastal Rehab. She suggested I pay them $2000 up front to cover physical therapy for a couple months. This would spend down the money enough so that Mom will qualify for Medicaid which would then cover the other expenses at […]

Update: Part 2
April 16th, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

My sister just sent me the following email. She copied Janis Stovall and Janice Day at Grace Manor Port Orange: Dr. Moore, one of the psychiatrists from Halifax, came to see Mom around noon. Mom was pretty sleepy at the time. Dr. Moore asked me some questions regarding Mom’s history. He also tried to ask […]

March Comes In Like a Lion
March 1st, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

I spent a staggering sixty-nine minutes on the phone with a social worker named Marilyn at Halifax Hospital this afternoon. I took over a page of notes, and when the call was finished I was mentally and emotionally exhausted. Here are my notes from the call: 1240 – called Marilyn, social worker; super nice, smart, […]