Monthly Archives: September 2010

The wacky world of Medicaid — 092710

Who’d a thunk it could be this much fun?  Medicaid, which pays for a substantial part of Mom’s existence, does have its limits: an income limit and an assets limit.  Mom’s income, properly disbursed, should not exceed either limit, right? … Continue reading

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It ain’t over till it’s over: Estate edition — 092310

I’ve said before that it isn’t easy to extricate someone from his earthly bindings. I’ll offer one example because it points out the extremes of this truth. Pop paid a nominal premium each month into a supplemental insurance policy.  The … Continue reading

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The view from 3500 feet — 091710

The point has been made time and again: caregivers must take care of themselves lest they be rendered unable to help others.  I saw this moment approaching late last week and announced to Lisa that we ought to take a … Continue reading

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Family secrets — 091310

My baby sister’s been here and back (to Maryland) twice in the past month.  My baby brother stayed here the whole month before heading home (to Germany) yesterday.  We are nothing if not a global family.  This is one of … Continue reading

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Parental update — 091110

Pop will be gone a month tomorrow.  Mom is still as happy as a clam.  Elizabeth says she’s missed him — for about an hour and a half.  Michael says he grieved on the plane coming here.  All I see … Continue reading

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Daily update — 090110

Here’s what I did today: I built Mom an end table and placed it right next to her arm-chair.  She’s delighted. Here’s what I did not do today:  anything to do with Mom writing cards. —– I’ve always thought of … Continue reading

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