Providing Peace Through Healthcare Advocacy
A son in California needed assistance for his elderly mother living alone in Connecticut at the age of 94. She was in the ER and needed to transition home. Her daughter was here with her but had a poor relationship with her mother and a significant diagnosis of bipolar disease. The son called to ask for our help. We went to the hospital ER to see what the problem was. She had some urinary issues but nothing that would admit her to the hospital so she went home. She is a tough woman with her own mind and didn’t want any interventions. She had already lost her license after a car accident and was frustrated with being “locked” into her home. She is an antique and jewelry dealer who fancied going to the casinos and gambling. Her gambling issue was far more extensive than her family knew. It wasn’t until her son was working on transitioning her into Medicaid that he realized his mother had taken a reverse mortgage and owed a large amount of money. If the house were to be sold she would be left with nothing.
Client 94 year old female
Issue Memory issues
Situation Unable to care for herself
Outcome Transitioned to hospice