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 […]

Harmed By Their Treatment
March 6th, 2014 @ 10:30 am

There was a great story on NPR last night about nursing home care in America: In a large sampling of Medicare patients discharged from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities in one year, roughly a third of the patients were harmed by their treatment in the nursing homes, the study found. Most of that harm could […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Social Security Disability
October 16th, 2012 @ 8:23 am

I called Shay Murphy from the Florida Department of Health again this morning. Unlike yesterday I actually managed to get her on the phone, and she seemed to be a very sweet and caring person. We spoke for twenty-four minutes, and she explained to me how she had been unable to convince anyone at Halifax […]

Central Florida Podiatry
October 15th, 2012 @ 11:25 am

My sister sent me a bill addressed to mom and dated August 21st, 2012. It’s from Central Florida Podiatry for — as far as I can tell — a pedicure mom received on March 20th. She was at Grace Manor at the time. The bill is for $100.00 due to Dr. Agnes K Bartoszek. I […]

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 11th, 2012 @ 8:22 am

Just for the hell of it, I sent an email to Delia Mcclain at ElderSource this morning: Delia, I have not heard from you in seven months now. Is this email address still valid? Does my mother still have an open case file with your organization? Can I get a status update? Any help from […]

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 […]