They still have not found the equipment yet
October 2, 2010 9:58am CST
That is the fancy commode chair and the communication device yet. That is what was returned to Deer Lodge and the Als society after my husband died. I have no idea what has happened and I should not have to pay for it because by paying that would admit that I was guilty in knowing that the men who came to pick it up were from somewhere else. And I do not want to talk to the lady from the ALs because she blamed me for it. So I am going through the nice lady from Deerlodge and now the nice lady from the Palatative care who will be a go between. I think it was lost in the system that is very complicated here in Winnipeg. I know there is one other company, SMD and that all these companies are in contact with each other so if the pick up takes the wrong stuff, they just call and say "we got your chair" or "it is not one of us," but I doubt that they have their heads on straight so now I am waiting until the Palatative care lady knows if maybe the Home Care picked it up by mistake or if there is another company involved. There is also the Health Services from the Hospital as well so in reality there are not just one or two, but three or four health related companies and they all supply different equipment. What I think what happened is that my nurse friend got a call from the Health Services or the Winnipeg Health Society who was to pick up the equipment and said that I had to be home because they were going to pick it up. But she did not tell me that they were going to pick up the commode chair, or the communication device or whatever. And had we had not the van being serviced, we could have easily taken the equipment back ourselves, so we were stuck. She is more of a writing everything down type, while I am more of a visual memory and listen memory type. But she did not write it down. She came yesterday and told me that I have to pay for the equipment as they have not found it so I told her that would mean I have to sell the house, move out of the city, and basically take everything with me and hide. So I suspect she was teasing me. then we had to rake all the leaves from the front. Now I had just walked to the store to pick up some groceries because my older son was coming over today and there was something going on in the afternoon, and I did have to get much. So when she called to give me that horrible news, she said we have to get rid of the leaves off the front lawn and here I was thinking, I had better get on the computer to make some money because well the money I make on line goes to my online high interest account and is not as traceable as the money I get on pension,( not that I should pay for the equipment and the law would say that I am an innocent victim,) but the Deerlodge society knows about our joint account because we rented some equipment from them and might go and garnishee our account there. So the question is would you close out a bank account if you knew that someone might make some withdrawals from it to pay for something that they figured you had lost or mislaid and not returned?
2 Oct 10
I have it linked with my grocery account, but not with my regular bank account So I would have to walk there and it is about a couple of miles away. So I was really depending on my son coming over on the weekend, but even then I still could not clear it as I have a check not cleared yet.
4 Oct 10
I was rather in a daze then. I went through my file trying to find if there was a receipt from the guys who picked up the commode chair and so far I have not found any. It is probably around someplace. But even if it is, if I had sold it or given it away someplace as the lady first thought, seeing that I do want to get an income tax deduction for charities, i would have the receipt for income tax purposes. But the only charity receipts I would have is for my church, plus the library at the Seminary that I pay so much every April.
• United States
2 Oct 10
Why is she telling you what to do with your yard?! She has no right to do that. Here in the U.S., commodes are not returnable and not reusable because of health and sanitation concerns. I think it's the law here, I could not donate back my mother's things that she had to use when she was injured--nothing used personally. How did those guys know to come to your house if they weren't from one of the two companies? I'll bet they were lost in the system and the people are too stupid or lazy to be able to track them. Do you have any witnesses that saw the men? I would certainly close an account that someone might raid! However, don't they need a court order or some other official permission to do so? Can you transfer it all to PayPal? Or open an account online? Do whatever you have to in order to protect yourself. Those people are wrong and they should be ashamed of themselves.
2 Oct 10
Here the commode chairs are loaned out free to people who need them. We did a regular one and they took it back and of course, probably sanitized it. I think that they called and said that they were to pick up the equipment but my nurse friend answered the friend and gave me the message and she said they were to pick up the equipment, but did not tell me what equipment it was. It could have been the frames for the bed that already had been picked up or some other thing. WE were going to close the account but my older son had a cold so could not come over and it is a long walk there. I feel like I did when I was in the passenger side of a car and trying to get my seat belt on and there was a car driving very slowly in front and I told my friend I could not get on my seat belt and that car is driving slowly so that he can stop in front of us when the police arrive and point me out as that lady who does not have her seat belt on. I do not have my online bank linked with it because the credit union is a joint account. I hope they need a court order. I do not want to hide all my money on the online account because i might need it.