Thursday, June 30, 2011
At a meeting with OAR this week we learned that the figures given above are not a sum total of daily benefits but an "either or" kind of thing and that Mom is "medically"qualified for the $94.71 per day benefit but so far DSHS has not shown her qualified "financially" for the benefits. While in this meeting, I called DSHS. The Social Worker is out on medical leave and I talked to Bruce, the Social Worker's supervisor who verified that a case worker was working on the "financial" qualifications right then and when finished, we would be notified what Mom's co-pay would be and the benefits would be payed retroactively to the first of June. Upon hearing this, the folks at OAR said that they would go back into Mom's account and rework it with the understanding that she will not be a Private Pay resident effective the first of June but a Public Assistance residence and that makes the rates different. So, we wait. Pray for us.
Monday, June 27, 2011
We all got a call from OAR Sunday morning. Here is a note from Baileywick about it.
Hi Elvis and Snickers,
Just got a call from OAR. They tried calling both of you but no one home. Nurse was concerned about red blotches on mom's chest. Mom was able to relate that she had been to the doctors. I explained to the nurse, who only works every other weekend, regarding mom's episode and hospital admission. I stated that the blotches were probably do to EKG patches and she might be having a slight allergic reaction to the adhesive. Suggested they use Neosporin on sights. They are going to use Triple Antibiotic Ointment. Wanted to fill you in on what was going on. If you have any other questions just give me a call.
Talk to you later,
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
There are times when Mom speaks very highly of the staff there at OAR and the accommodations but other times she seems depressed. She doesn't appear to have deteriorated as far as most of the other residents in her community with the AD symptoms but often does not remember that we have been there to visit her. I call her every morning right after breakfast. She always recognizes my voice and we have the usual short conversation about the same things.