Going to nursing home

Commerce, Georgia
May 22, 2017 12:19pm CST
The social worker is coming tomorrow to talk to me about moving to a nursing home. I'm hoping to get into hill haven which is about 30 miles from here. I'm not sad. It's too much on my daughter. My walking is bad, and I may stay on a catheter if my back stays bad. I'm worried though because they take all your money and leave you with $30. I have a monthly bill of $70. I can't make that fingerhut payment. I don't know what will happen. My pic of several years ago.
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• United States
22 May 17
Oh no Charlene..sorry to hear this. I wish you could stay home, but if it is the better option for your healths sake then it is for the best. I guess Fingerhut will just have to wait then. Your daughter could call the places where you have bills and they will either drop it or negotiate I am sure. I hope you get into the place you want. Yes they do take your whole check it seems from what I have heard.
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• Commerce, Georgia
22 May 17
I won't be able to pay. I wouldn't even be able to get a hair cut without money.
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• United States
22 May 17
@OreoBrownie Yes I understand, well please let us know what happens in the end and where you will be Charlene, you know we love you.
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
@TiarasOceanView I do know you love me and I am loved by many here. I love you too.
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• United States
22 May 17
When my mother went into assisted living she had bills too. My brother called them and told the she could no longer pay because of her health. They stopped sending her bills and I believe they wrote off the debt.
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• Commerce, Georgia
22 May 17
That sounds good.
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@marguicha (106070)
• Chile
22 May 17
Nursing homes can be expensive. But you have to do what you have to do.
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
Yes they are expensive. Looks like I'm not going now. Will still talk to the social worker.
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@marguicha (106070)
• Chile
23 May 17
@OreoBrownie IsnĀ“t there a procedure to help you with your ailment?
@celticeagle (121031)
• Boise, Idaho
23 May 17
Well, it is for the best. I wonder what will happen with your bill.
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
For now it's tabled. The family and I talked.
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@celticeagle (121031)
• Boise, Idaho
23 May 17
@OreoBrownie .....So you won't be going for now?
@paigea (22675)
• Canada
22 May 17
I hope you get into the place you want. Your family can still come and spend lots of time with you. I hope they do. What is fingerhut?
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
Fingerhut is an online store with store credit. I have excellent credit with them. Staying home will let me keep paying my bill.
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@paigea (22675)
• Canada
23 May 17
@Lolaze (3168)
• United States
23 May 17
I hope it all works out for you and you can get into the place you want. Could your daughter maybe help you with that bill?
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
No she couldn't help with the bill. She and her hubby are pretty strapped.
• Prairieville, Louisiana
23 May 17
Cute pic of you from several years ago.
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
That's sweet of you. I was cute when I was younger, but feel ugly there.
@Susan2015 (22193)
• United States
22 May 17
Hope that your back gets better. Maybe your daughter can call some of the places that you owe.
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
Thank you. I'm still hurting when I move.
• Lenox, Georgia
22 May 17
I'm sorry. =( I hope you get into the one you want to be in and I hope something can be worked out with that bill.
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
I hear you. I hope so too.
@Corbin5 (122678)
• United States
22 May 17
I can understand that you now need professionals for your care needs now. My mother received nursing home care, and now my dad. My sister and I kept our parents independent for years, but we needed the help of the pros when things got complicated. My mother, and now Dad, experienced great care. Wishing you well, and I do think your stay will be fine. A lovely photo you shared with us! You have a beautiful smile!!!
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
Thank you. That's nice to hear I had a nice smile. You did well for your parents.
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@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
22 May 17
I'm sorry to hear this but at least you'll be in a safe place with medical care available. As for Fingerhut, what in the world costs $70 a month? Like the others said, you'll just have to call and tell them your situation and they'll probably write it off. I know all about back pain, it is so miserable. I hope you find a way around it or to make it better.
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
The 70 dollars gradually got that much. I am on hospice and I ordered sheet sets and towel sets and Christmas presents.
@dodo19 (34295)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 May 17
I hope that you are able to figure something out. Maybe the social worker can help you figure something out that works with your budget.
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
Yes, maybe the SWEETS will help with ideas.
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• United States
22 May 17
I would try to contact fingerhut and explain the situation. Perhaps they will allow for a smaller payment if you express your intention and desire to pay it at all. Of course leaving you with $30.00 only is ridiculous. I know from experience with family in the past, that leaving the new resident with such a small amount is par for the course. Will you have access to the internet when you move?
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
Yes they have an Internet code. Looks like the plan is nixed for now.
@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
22 May 17
I hope that's everything works out for you and that you get into the home that you want to.
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
Plans changed last night. So I hope all is settled now.
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@nanette64 (18202)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 May 17
Does your insurance maybe cover a Home Health Nurse @OreoBrownie ?
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
I am on hospice care where I have a CNA 5 days a week for bath and room cleaning.
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@Kandae11 (40339)
22 May 17
I hope they will be able to work out something for your benefit.
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• Commerce, Georgia
22 May 17
I hope so too.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
22 May 17
Can you have your daughter make an arrangement for the bill?
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• Commerce, Georgia
23 May 17
I'm going to contact them and tell them of hardship.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
22 May 17
Can you have your daughter make an arrangement for the bill?
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• Commerce, Georgia
22 May 17
They don't have the money to pay it. It will have to go unpaid.
@AmbiePam (50425)
• United States
23 May 17
It's amazing how expensive even the worst homes are. It's ridiculous.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
23 May 17
Your mylot money will not be enough to cover a $70 bill if you had went to nursing home.
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