August 9th, 2012 @ 11:33 am

Just a few days before mom died, my sister and I had this email exchange:   From: Gagne, David To: Gagne, Jennifer Subject: Re: CHECKS Sent: August 9, 2012 8:03 AM PT Jenny, If I remember correctly, her Social Security checks are $1104.00/mo. Are you saying you sent Woodland Terrace $1104.00? Why such an odd […]

Re: Mom and Therapy
July 31st, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

My sister sent me this email: Hi, David. Sylvia 1 returned my phone call this afternoon. She said that it would be best to go ahead and send them a payment from Mom’s Social Security equivalent to her monthly amount minus the $[redacted] that will go into Mom’s Personal Trust (Mom’s “fun”money account, so to […]

Mom and Therapy
July 31st, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

My sister just sent me this email: […] Do you know if they are doing any kind of therapy with Mom? As I was reading the blog entry about the Olympics and thinking about Mom in a wheelchair, I got concerned about whether or not they were doing ANY physical therapy with her. Even just […]

Location Confirmation
July 25th, 2012 @ 8:23 am

I got this text message from my sister this morning: Jessica 1 from Social Security called me this morning to verify where Mom was. I gave her the phone number for Woodland Terrace. She is going to contact them to verify Mom’s status and inability to sign her name and send them some forms. I […]

Regarding Kathleen Gagne
July 17th, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

My sister just sent the following email to Sylvia Gray at Woodland Terrace: Hi, Sylvia. This is the latest information that I have regarding Kathleen Gagne’s Medicaid application. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are the one handling this, as when I recently called Woodland Terrace to speak to you, I […]

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.

July 11th, 2012 @ 12:50 am

I sent an email to my sister and to Sylvia Gray, so the two of them could share notes on what’s been done to date as far as getting mom Medicaid, etc.

Business Office Manager
July 10th, 2012 @ 9:25 am

The Administrator of Woodland Terrace, Sherri Spillman, was true to her word and I just received a call from Sylvia Gray, the Business Office Manager. We spoke for almost thirty minutes and she was very pleasant. We began the conversation by discussing why it was that my mom didn’t have Medicaid (or Medicare), and how […]

Re: Medicaid for Mom
July 6th, 2012 @ 5:07 pm

I just received the following email from my sister: Hey, David. Sorry. I am house-sitting for someone for ther next few weeks and was busy moving my things around, and they do not seem to have a good internet connection at their apartment. I called Social Security today. They have to make a decision by […]

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 […]