Treatment Team Meeting 2.28.12
February 28th, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

My sister just sent me this email: Hey, David. This is a brief rundown of what I got out of the meeting. (I am not agreeing with all of it, just telling you what I heard them saying.) I am also working on a journal of my visits. I will send you that once I […]

An Email from My Sister
February 17th, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

I received the following email from my sister today: David, I met Connie & Marilyn today. Marilyn thinks that where Mom is at now is what her baseline is going to be. Neither of them seems to think Mom is going to improve, and that at best we can improve her environment. Connie was saying […]

A Call from Rodney
January 12th, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

A discharge coordinator, Rodney Curtis, called me from Halifax Hospital. He said that he called “a few other” ALFs but that he keeps “encountering the same resistance” when trying to find a place where mom can go because of concerns about paying for her prescriptions. Shady Oaks was one of the places he called. Rodney […]

Lakewood Retirement
January 11th, 2012 @ 10:35 am

I had a fourteen minute phone call with Maria from Lakewood Retirement, who finally returned one of my calls this morning. Here are my notes from the call: 1035 Maria from Lakewood called & I conferenced [my little sister] into the call said mom is not receiving “Part A” or “Part B” said Sophia told […]

Re: Kathleen Gagne: Rodney, Meds, Dr. Caliendo
January 10th, 2012 @ 10:00 am

I sent the following email to Sophia Mas at Stewart-Marchman: Hello Sophia, (1) Can we please schedule a time and date for the conference call in advance this time? I can be available any time, day or night, any day this week. But it is much, much easier for me if I can plan for […]

Staggered Responses from Sophia
January 9th, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

I received the following email from Sophia Mas at Stewart-Marchman: David, The doctor did lower her dosage – your mother seems more alert today & still today the medications were lowered again – I forwarded your message to Rodney – his phone#386-236-1729 – Rodney has been in touch w/Maria & will be returning your call […]

Growing Concern
January 9th, 2012 @ 10:58 am

I just sent the following email to Sophia Mas at Stewart-Marchman (and copied my sister): Dear Sophia, Can you please send me the email address for Rodney Curtis, the discharge coordinator there? I have emailed him several times and never received a response; I suspect that he gave me an incorrect address when we spoke […]

Lakewood Retirement
January 6th, 2012 @ 9:10 am

I sent the following email to Sophia Mas at Stewart-Marchman: Dear Sophia, I have called the number for Lakewood Retirement that is on their webpage — (386) 274-1848 — three times now. I called once yesterday afternoon and twice this morning. Every time I call it simply rings and rings and nobody answers and it […]