This blog is about life with my husband who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's and Frontal Lobe Dementia in 2008. He was 64 at the time although now, knowing more about the disease, Alzheimer's was present many, many years ago, which is why early detection is so important. As you read the blog the character"Al" that I created in 2008 represents the way that Alzheimer's is invading our daily lives.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Living with Bob and Al

Sheri was notified of another assessment meeting tomorrow, to figure out the Elderly Waiver Program.
Sheri is not quite sure what this all means, but Bob and "Al" who know nothing about any of this going on, have it all figured out. Yesterday Bob said he went down to the office and spoke to them. "Al" said he wanted to make sure the money part was all straight and that we weren't getting over charged for things he hadn't used. He said he did not want them coming back at some point and saying he had not finished his work? He said he thought we should get a discount for the poor food service. But he did say the rest of the customer service was great!  :)

1 comment:

  1. Happy to hear that they are talking to you about the Elder Waiver Program. My mom was recently approved for it... thank God.

    It pays for her Day Care, her ride to Day Care, someone comes to the house every day for an hour to help her shower and get ready for bed and on weekends, we have someone come for 3 hours on Saturday and Sunday.

    The program in Massachusetts where we live is called something like Community Based Care. The idea is to keep folks out of nursing homes but provide care so that Care givers like you and me can work while our loved one is cared for.

    I am looking for homes for my mom, she's on wait lists... once she goes to a home, Medicaid will pay.

    We need these programs desperately. I am freaked out that Republican politicians want to make cuts into Medicaid and Medicare. These people have NO IDEA what they are doing; it might look good on paper but only for a short time. Lots of people will suffer needlessly while pockets of the super rich will be lined with blood stained dollars.

    Anyway... I am really happy that you are talking to them about the waiver program. I don't think they can kick you out of your home either.

    Hey... how's the garden looking?