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

  From: Burke, Pat <> 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 […]

Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC
November 5th, 2012 @ 10:24 am

I’m not 100% certain of all the details surrounding the story, but I know mom basically stopped making car payments on her Ford and they repossessed it. I am pretty sure — if I remember correctly — that I am the one that insisted she stop making payments on it, because she simply didn’t have […]

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 […]

Contracts, etc.
August 27th, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

I sent this email to attorney Steven Phillips of Pincus & Currier, LLP on August 27th, 2012 at 12:27 pm:   Hey Steve, We are in the middle of packing everything for our return to LA first thing tomorrow morning. I did have a couple of questions about the contracts you sent. Is it okay […]

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 […]

Reply Received!
July 12th, 2012 @ 10:17 am

Great news! I almost immediately received a response from Sylvia Gray, so it looks like I have her email address logged correctly. Sylvia said: I am receiving your emails. I don’t have anything significant to report at this time. I did receive an email from [my sister] which I will try to address today. I […]

Update on Mom
April 19th, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

My sister sent this email to me and copied Janis Stovall and Janice Day at Grace Manor Hi, All. Dr. Moore, psychiatrist at Halifax, came to visit Mom around 1pm yesterday. When I asked him what he thought, he said he thinks she has a combination of some dementia/confusion/paranoia with possible severe depression. She was […]

A Bit of Hope
March 20th, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

Here is an email I sent to one of my old college friends in the spring of 2012. His wife and her family work in the medical profession and had been offering me a bit of advice about mom.   From: Gagne, David To: [redacted] Subject: Re: Treatment Team Meeting 2.28.12 Sent: March 20, 2012 […]

March 6th, 2012 @ 12:17 am

I sent the following email to Janis Stovall <> at Grace Manor Port Orange: Dear Ms. Stovall, Here is a summary of the details I have. I’ve included a very basic timeline at the end. I have taken extensive notes during every phone call I’ve had with anyone regarding my mother — every nurse, doctor, […]

The Halifax Psychiatric Center
February 29th, 2012 @ 2:18 am

This is an email I sent to a friend of mine.   From: Gagne, David To: [redacted] Subject: Fwd: Treatment Team Meeting 2.28.12 Sent: February 29, 2012 2:18 AM ET Hey [redacted], This is an email (see below) I received from my sister summarizing what was discussed at Monday’s treatment team meeting. I find it […]