After I published yesterday, I had a meeting with the Discharge Planner, and gave her the list of rehab places in Santa Rosa, that Merissa had given me. I also gave her my SkyMed and Nationwide information, Travel and Fire Insurance may kick in, after Medicare and AARP. It looks like we are taken care of, until he can move into The Terraces.
Today, Wednesday, I hear he is free to go, tomorrow or the next day, and has been accepted by the best care place in Santa Rosa. He’ll be going with Medical Transportation. He isn’t stable enough to ride with me, if we could even fit him in the car. It took 4 people to change him around noon, today. He kicks and hollers, and carries on something fierce. You wouldn’t want that to start up when you were alone in a car with him, and trying to drive it. I just hope some insurance or other pays for it. SkyMed denied it because the care he needs is available here in Carmel. They didn’t seem to care that it would adversely affect him to be moved multiple times.
So, I am just going to do what’s best for him, and back to Santa Rosa we go. I expect to be on the road from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm, Pacific Time. If anyone wants to call me, I’ll have my cell phone on speaker and be more than happy of the diversion. I should be back in the Lodge on Monday.
Marlene Rosenberg said:
Happy to hear you will be going back to Santa Rosa. Maybe that will help Elvon. I’m glad he is in a good place and closer to you.
Damaris Wescott1 said:
I am so happy to hear that you have found are for Elvon and respite care for you. We are all so worried about you, and especially you trying to care for Elvon on your own! Much as you love Elvon and want to care for him, it is truly better this way. We went through this with Wells’s mom many years ago. Her sister was trying to care for her on her own, until the doc put Mom in a memory care until. It was so much better all around but the transfer almost killed Aunty. Aunty became a new person after the transfer and still participated in not only Mom’s care but with care of many of the other patients who either had no family or whose families had disowned the due to their disabilities.
Love you lots and I thought of Elvon often when I said thank you in Chinese (he taught me that).
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Glad you’re going home. We’ll be thinking about you with good thoughts.
I am so glad you will be going home soon. What a nightmare this has been for you!!!
Hang in there.
Sylvia Gustafson said:
HI Helen- Looks like you will be on your way tomorrow. What a hassel you’ve been through. Doubt if you have had a full night’s rest since you left Santa Rosa! Looks like reality will begin tomorrow and you’ll be back in your ‘ole’ stomping grounds. Drive safe on your trip back to Santa Rosa..keep the faith and ‘pay attention as you will have a long drive by yourself! Keep the faith, you’re on you way! Aloha, S
Diann Whittaker said:
I am so happy to hear you are finally going home. May both of you be safe and be well. Love, Diann
Rosemary Sidorchuk said:
Good news. Going home. Hope the move is easy and seems life will soon become saner. I had my knee surgery a month ago and am still trying to get rid of pain. Slow walking. See some improvement last few days but still a long way to go. Keep the n touch. Rosemary
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It will be great to get home I’m sure.