Volusia Nursing Home Residents Receive Risky Drugs for Dementia
April 18th, 2016 @ 9:01 am

Here’s an article from the Daytona Beach News-Journal published in April 2015 that details a woman with a story that nearly exactly mimics what happened to mom. It’s heartbreaking to read because it confirms what I have been writing here all along, and what I was literally screaming at people before mom died. She was […]

Yet Another HIPAA Release
October 25th, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

  From: Burke, Pat <burke@jaxlegal.net> To: Gagne, David Subject: Document in ProLaw Sent: October 25, 2013 7:50 AM Mr. Gagne, We are in the process of obtaining some additional medical records regarding your Mother, Kathleen Gagne, but we don’t have any signed authorizations for release of information. Would you please sign only the attached authorization […]

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 […]

Level of Care
August 7th, 2012 @ 8:40 am

This morning I received a phone call from Michelle Cofano from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. 1 She was calling to let me know that she does Medicaid eligibility approval, which is apparently another way of saying that she is responsible for submitting the “level of care” data to the state. (Yes, this is […]

Being Kept on the Floor
July 21st, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

This afternoon at 3:43PM PDT I called Woodland Terrace in another attempt to talk to mom. Someone named Marty answered and I asked to speak to Kathie Gagne, in room 207 on the West wing. Marty asked if I knew if she was in the window bed or the hallway bed, and I said I […]

On Glasses
July 19th, 2012 @ 7:28 am

My sister sent me this message via SMS after reading the previous post: Mom’s glasses were more likely lost at Coastal prior to being taken to the ER or at Halifax. She had them on at Coastal when we were there. I hate that. I had to keep telling EVERYONE at the nursing home, ALF, […]

A Friend Visits
July 18th, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

I just got a phone call from mom’s friend from her Church in Florida. She was calling to let me know that she’d been called by someone named Nancy who claimed to be from the Patient Accounting Department at Halifax Hospital. Apparently Nancy thought that she was calling mom. Mom’s friend explained that she’d been […]

Another Glimmer of Hope
July 12th, 2012 @ 11:30 am

I just received a very, very kind email from Sherri Spillman, the Administrator at Woodland Terrace.

A Visit to Woodland Terrace
July 11th, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

My brother-in-law just called to tell me that he had just left Woodland Terrace. He said that he talked to Sylvia Gray and that he was able to spend some time with mom. He said that Woodland Terrace was definitely much nicer in general than Coastal Rehab, where she had been from May 9th to […]

Best Brother-in-Law Ever
July 10th, 2012 @ 12:09 pm

When I talked to Sylvia Gray earlier today, she asked if there was any way I could provide some clothes for my mom. Coincidentally a few minutes later I received a text message from my sister asking me if our family friend could contact my in-laws about getting some of mom’s clothes to her at […]