I wanted to provide an update about one of the issues I have been fighting with for a couple of months. It is about Al and the huge bill at the nursing home.
He was over the limit by a few dollars which caused a delay for coverage in the beginning of the year. After trying to fight it on my own, I finally got the Ombudsman involved. It took several weeks to get an answer, but I did today.
When he started out with this debt, it was 7,000 dollars. Thanks to you and hard work on my end I have it down to 4,000 dollars.
The problem is Al is coming home real soon. I found out today he can be home by late next week. It will cost more for groceries, utilities, etc., which will slow down the bigger payments.
The Ombudsman got back with me today. Al does owe the debt, what is left. Once Al is released, they can no longer collect from him, but they can sue me as his guardian. Although, they can not directly make me pay, I will have to find a way for Al to get money to pay it.
The sad thing is; the facility is charging him 60 dollars a month in interest. Hopefully, that amount of interest will go down each month. I can make payments but I also have to be able to continue his funeral expenses. I have already looked into that through the government and because of the way the policy is written, it is not specified as a funeral, so they will not allot it.
I am coming to all of you once again for help. I have investigated every avenue possible. I know that after going through the legal Ombudsman, this is final. He does owe this, but I am very grateful for all who have helped thus far.
I am asking one more time, can anyone spare a little bit more? I feel so humiliated coming to you but I don’t have any more choices left. I so wish they would excuse the interest, but that is not going to happen.
I will continue to pay as I have been from monies here and there and your help, but I am asking for your help too.
The foundation takes all credit cards and PayPal. If you state it is a gift, there are no charges.
Please forgive me for coming to you on bended knee.
The foundation shows the original bill, which I have already stated is paid down now by 3,000 dollars, but the amount of days is correct for the foundation, which is 20 days.
Thank-you for reading and I just want you to know this plea has not been easy. I am used to finances being paid timely and finances being private. No one wants to hear others problems.
Please go to this link if you would care to help.
When I’m reading this … am I so thankful for that I live in Sweden. How could it become like this???
What a dreadful situation you have ended up in. I really hope that you will get support and I can understand how difficult it must be to ask for help.
I have been raised to not be a beggar and writing this post has made me feel so bad and like a beggar. I know the truth now about the system and Al has come out on the bad end. The only way the debt will go a way is if Al would pass away, and who would ever wish that to happen…………………I love an miss you my friend
So sorry to hear of this difficult situation, Terry.
I hope you will get the support you need. If must be really hard to have to ask for donations like this.
it is super humiliating
hope you get the help you need Terry…I know this has got to be so hard …
it is sooooooooo hard, I can’t even put it into proper words
Oh I so wish I had money to spare.
so do I Julie, so do I
$60 interest per month? It is expensive
it sure is
I have a mom in the nursing home so I know what you’re going through. You are in my prayers.
thank you and I will keep your Mom in my prayers
IF MY LUCK GETS BETTER I’LL DO WHAT I CAN TO EASE THINGS, BUT I TOO LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE MONEY IS CONSIDERED GOD, AND HUMANITY A PASS TIME. iS IT NOT SAD THAT THE POOR ELDERLY AND DISADVANTAGED IN SUCH A WEALTHY WORLD, HAVE TO BEG ALMOST TO BE HEARD..MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU
and mine are with you. My parents always said money talks, but money has no heart and soul