August 8th, 2013 @ 7:40 am

  From: Katie Perez, legal assistant to K.B. Mathis, P.A. To: David V. Gagne Sent: August 8, 2013 @ 07:40 AM PDT Subject: Halifax Please see attached the records received from Halifax with regard to your Mother’s visits there. Thank you, Attachment: Halifax.pdf     From: David V. Gagne To: Perez, Katie Sent: August 14, […]

Letters of Administration
January 25th, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

Just before one o’clock in the afternoon on January 25th, 2013, I received an email from Jill Bechtold at Mathis & Murphy, P.A.. Attached was a scan of a letter — dated January 21, 2013 — which she had received from someone named Sam Chavin at Woodland Terrace. Jill wrote me:   I received the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Florida Department of Health
October 15th, 2012 @ 9:11 am

This morning when I got to work I called Shay Murphy, Medical Disability Adjudicator with the Florida Department of Health. 1 I called the (800) 821-8122 number on the bottom of the letter my sister was mailed on September 20th. 2 The letter, addressed to my mother — who died on August 12, 2012 — […]

Shelly Calls Me
July 25th, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

Shelly Sparace from Woodland Terrace called me this afternoon to ask me to fax (or scan and email) my paperwork to prove that I have Power of Attorney for mom. I explained to Shelly that I do not have PoA for mom, because by the time my sister and I were certain we should get […]

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 […]

Rosa Requests Consent
July 16th, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

Someone named Rosa from Woodland Terrace called while I was walking to lunch this afternoon. We had an amicable twenty-minute phone call about mom and her care. She was calling to see if I was the right person with whom to discuss mom’s care. She began by talking to me as if I had no […]

A Call from Marie
July 8th, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

I got a call from Marie shortly after speaking with Ida Alvis. I assume it was Marie Garcia, the Admissions / Marketing Director at Woodland Terrace. (I’m not going to list the phone number here because, since I could swear I heard children playing in the background, I am almost certain she was calling me […]

Stuck in the 1960s
April 27th, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

Here is the email I just sent to my sister: [name redacted], Under no circumstances should mom be administered ECT. She shouldn’t be taking Haldol, either. Is Halifax hospital stuck in the 1960s or something? This is ridiculous. Wikipedia says, “[haldol] is by far more active against ‘positive’ psychotic symptoms (delusions, hallucinations, etc.) than against […]