August Updates

August 30, 2010

This month, I have posted on trying to get Lauren’s wheelchair repaired, and on trying to find a substitute caregiver. I thought you might like to know how things turned out.

First – the wheelchair. The provider did show up a week later as promised (much to my surprise) with the correct parts and repaired the chair. Of course, you would think that if you replaced the tires that you would make sure the brakes worked with the change...he didn’t. I caught him before he escaped out of the driveway and had him come back in and fix the non-working brakes. Otherwise, the repairs are fine. Yeah!

Second – finding a substitute caregiver. As I had posted, I went to a staffing agency to try to fill this position. Although they were interested, I was concerned that their rate would not work with Lauren’s Real Life Choices budget. I have now heard that their rate has been approved by the State. But, I don’t know what that rate is. So, now I am waiting to hear if Lauren will have enough money in her budget to cover the rate. So, our progress is slow, but it is moving in the right direction.

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