Right before Thanksgiving I was sitting down to write a blog post about how at times, I’m really glad that both of my parents are dead. And I was, and it truly is, and then my caregiver skills (e.g. warm body) were desperately needed and it was at that very moment that I remembered that […]Read more "More Fun with Teeth Gritting and Hunches!"
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I just watched British screenwriter and director J Blakeson’s I Care a Lot on Netflix about an unethical court appointed guardian. Not only am I in the process of writing a screenplay about guardianship, I’ve worked in the field and I am a guardian for my adult disabled daughter. I’m not an expert but I […]Read more "My Hot Take on the Movie I Care a Lot"
There is a somewhat depressing but highly accurate article in the New Yorker this week about how easy it is for the elderly to lose their rights through a court appointed guardian. It sums up the stress and distress of the last job I had as a case manager for a guardianship agency. How stressful […]Read more "Your Guardian Angel Only Shows when You’re Sleeping Because She’s Got Other Shit to Do."
In 1997 I was dragged into the world of Medicaid Service Coordination by my developmentally disabled daughter who desperately needed services. I was yelling and screaming at everyone then and unfortunately haven’t been able to stop since. There have been many roles for me personally and professionally as a direct provider and advocate. I’m not […]Read more "Dying is easy, it’s living that’s hard. "
Bless your heart, Brian Reed. I can almost officially say that as a transplanted Southerner but it really means nothing coming from me. Although I believe that I live in the South, and the Ohioans I left behind definitely think I live in the South, folks here in Southeastern Virginia are quick to remind me […]Read more "BlessdTown: My S-Town Experience"