Monday, January 12, 2009

Life changes on a dime..............

Last Friday I thought Dad would be going to a skilled nursing facility. By noon that day after speaking with his doctor at Gulf States, he was going to be discharged to go home on Friday 1/16. I began the apt. search that afternoon calling Diane at Evergreen apts. I decided to go on Monday, so that I could see an existing apt.

I called Diane at 9:00 a.m. this morning to make an appt. at 1:00 p.m. today.

The apt. is no longer available after I made a 1:00 p.m. appt. with Diane and drove to look at it. She had rented it to someone who had brought back the paperwork and wrote a $150 deposit an hour before I got there. You can imagine my disappointment.

So, Diane showed me around the facility and gave me a long list of paperwork and financial documents that are needed along with a $150 deposit to secure a unit.

Diane then called another lady who had put down a deposit on a one bedroom apt. that she doesn't need until the end of February. She asked her if she would be willing to surrender her apt. for another one? Diane told said lady that we were in need of an apt. a.s.a.p. Diane told her that Evergreen apts. would call her back and discuss her options. She was willing to surrender the apt. within the perimeters that Diane stated IF SHE could GUARANTEE she would have another one for her at the end of February.

The apt. manager, Sandy, got involved when I had the "panic distress sign" and said she would call all the people who have put down deposits but had not completed the paperwork and turned it in. She would find out where these "renters" were on their move dates, seriousness in renting, etc.

All in all, Evergreen knows we can move Dad a.s.a.p.! I will be in constant touch with them to find out if any progress has been made. I did tour a 1 bedroom apt. that was occupied by two sisters who share a room with twin beds!

The paperwork is extensive. Dad will need to provide lots of financial info to support that he doesn't make too much income to live at Evergreen. I am not sure how fast Dad can get the info needed........Steven, if you could help me disiffer what you know and what Dad knows financially be helpful!

I have not called Dad to discuss any of this with him yet. I am only going to tell him about the complex and the apt. features at this point.

Suzanne is finding out if Dad could go month to month in his existing apt. if necessary? This would buy us more time, perhaps

Where one door closes.......another one opens! Pray for this facility to find an apt. for Dad a.s.a.p.

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