Monday, August 22, 2011

The Paperwork Lives On

Those of you who read this regularly know that I've been dealing with my mother's health issues and have had to maneuver through several hoops regarding healthcare for the elderly, insurance in particular.  While in many ways  it's been the worst 5 months of my life, I did get to spend a lot of time with my mother.  Through good times and bad.

Mom passed away on August 11 and is blessedly free of her unrelenting pain.  The people at the nursing home that was her final residence were compassionate, available, and communicative--especially Lori, Danielle, and Monica.  And Hospice is the best organization in the world.

I still have 2 pending appeals with Fallon Senior Plan for ambulance trips they say were not emergencies.  And I still haven't gotten a response to my application for Veteran's Survivor Benefits (sent in April) to help pay for assisted living.  I now have to file yet another multi-page form requesting "accrued benefits."

Mom may be gone but the paperwork lives on.


  1. UGH! Jan that is so ridiculous. I wish I had found hospice before my maternal grandmother passed. Didn't get their handbook until my paternal grandmother was on her way out. Good people, good stuff!

    I am glad that your mom is no longer in pain. I hope you get YOUR life back soon.

  2. :-( I am so sorry for your loss. You've been a very good and caring and loving daughter. Everyone going through health issues should have someone like you in their corner!!!

  3. Thank you both. Yes, it was a lot of work but I'm glad I could be there for her.