Fighting to Honor a Father’s Last Wish: To Die at HomePosted on October 1, 2014 by ecrBayArea in Elder Law, End of Life
Submitted by Kira Reginato, Creative Counseling for Elders and Families, Inc.
This article echoes what I have seen in my dealings with our healthcare system and it’s very upsetting. The way NY works with home care and Medicaid is different than California and what they offer is more expanded! Imagine that.
If anyone reading this can help affect change in policy, write or call me. That’s where we need to begin!
Joseph Andrey was 5 years old in 1927 when his impoverished mother sold him to the manager of a popular vaudeville act. He was 91 last year when he told the story again, propped in a wheelchair in the rehabilitation unit of a nursing home where it seemed as though age and infirmity had put a different kind of price on his head.
Craning his neck, he sought the eyes of his daughter, Maureen Stefanides, who had promised to get him out of this place. “I want to go home, to my books and my music,” he said, his voice whispery but intense. Read More…