Website for informational purposes, Very Important Helpful

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by hugs4evry1, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    I just learned about this web site a few days ago and only had time to really start checking it out this morning. But I think this could be a benefit to so many of us on this board.

    It's and there's an amazing web of helful sites for just about everything we need. There's also that can help you with situations such as not enough money to pay the heating bill etc.

    Tons of disability information with links to every state and site that you'll probably need to answer all of your questions.

    I know many questions have been asked on this board many times and we've all tried to help the poster as best as we could.

    These web sites put everything in one place for you, you just have to look for it.

    Hope this helps someone...


    Nancy B
  2. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    This site is full of great information...


    Nancy B
  3. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    I read your other Post concerning your Daughter and I'm
    sorry about that dilema. Must be so difficult.

    Another website that many people have referred to also is

    This may likewise be useful for your purposes as well.
    I trust you are taking good care of Prickles for us!!

    My Brother served a year at Bamberg in the '60's with
    an Armored Division and he still recalls how cold it
    was for a California kid to spend a Winter in Germany.

    Hope you and Prickles are staying warm and that the pro-
    blems and concerns about your Daughter will be resolved
    in a favorable manor to her well being and your peace
    of mind.

    MRDAD aka JOE
  4. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Thanks Nancy, it's amazing how quickly we also forget about the great helpful sites!

    BTW, I ended up buying a stuffed dog that looks rather like a golden retriever for my MIL, she loves it, as their best dog was a golden...
    So she now has something to do with her hands, petting it and holding it...

    all the best,

  5. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    MrDad......I'm doing my best to try to get cold this holiday season. It was just days ago that I was outside in my jammy pants, a tank top and bare feet! We need a freeze to go to the Christmas Markts!!

    I've bookmarked the site you mentioned to take a look at later. This really is a delicate situation but it will matter so much to her life. She really doesn't understand that I'm trying to keep her alive, and she has no idea how far from independant she really is.

    Victoria, I'm glad the stuffed dog worked for you MIL. I hope it continues to keep her hands and mind busy.

    It's sad, but I got "fidget" back when my Mom died last year and I treasure it. It may have been the stranges gift she'd ever been given, but I know it helped her.

    Hugs all,

    Nancy B
  6. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    Wondering if your Daughter would "fall" under German law
    or American? Does she hold dual Citizenship? Is the do-
    cumentation concerning her illness progression substant-
    ial? If so, you may be able to make a firm case for rea-
    sonable petition as a Conservator thru Florida Law or Ger-
    man if it is applicable to her legal standing there.

    You may try an Email your Congressman in Florida and so-
    licite some advice as to Soc. Sec. Status for her and how
    her present position would relate to the situation. I know
    that in her case, time "is of the essence". "Craigslist"
    has a Legal Forum that I have found some valuable info.
    regarding California Law in relationship to a Family case
    I am pursueing. Fine the sight in Florida and see if you
    can stimulate some interest and suggestions about the pro-
    blem. Getting late in S.F., get back with you in my A.M.

    Best Wishes Nancy,

    [This Message was Edited on 12/01/2006]
  7. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    She's an American citizen as are we. We're just expats because hubby works Civil Service since he retired USN years ago.

    I doubt if her 'decline' has been documented. It's hard and I'm dealing with her being responsible for what the docs tell her. Her doc may/may not have been documenting what was going on.

    It's possible that she was supposed to travel back up to Heidelburg to get her records after her last doc left, but just as she was supposed to make a special appt for testing, she didn't follow through and those people are sticklers for the law. She has to call, I can't. And she often has no memory whatsoever of things that have happened or even things she's said.

    The GP doc we use here is also leaving and at least I had his direct phone number when things went bad. He would then call up to Heidelburg and get things taken care of.

    Thanks for the Craig List site, I'll try to check them out later.


    Nancy B
  8. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    Yes, I've been aware from reading numerous past Posts
    that you also are Americans. I thought perhaps she may
    have been born out of Country and had a dual Citizenship?
    If you can ascertain a Florida Phone Directory from your
    area in that State, the Email addresses of Federal Rep.
    and Senators should be available in the front of the Dir-
    ectory. Maybe you can Email a friend in Florida that
    can more easily acquire that information for you.

    Some sort of Court Ordered Conservatorship is your best
    chance to "ensure" her protection for health and other
    reasons. Maybe the legal staff of your Husband's Corp
    would be of assistance in affording some legal direction?

    "Talk" again, OK?
    Hope you are feeling well,
    [This Message was Edited on 12/02/2006]
    [This Message was Edited on 12/02/2006]
  9. kirschbaum26

    kirschbaum26 New Member

    Thanks for mentioning it. I have tried posting to other boards, but have not had much luck.

    Lots of great information and links to state services as well.

  10. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

  11. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

    I really need to start looking into this... but things just seem to get busy around here.

    Yesterday was a day of acceptance for her. We had many long talks about her illnesses, the job is beginning to be too much for her so the stress is causing anxiety attacks etc......She's realizing she probably can't hold down a job.

    I did get to have a loving and reasurring talk about my plans and how I have no intention of taking over her life, just allowing her to live it in a loving and safe environment (with us), with medications and insurance coverage.

    This seemed to begin to make sense to her although those days are coming fewer and farther in between.

    It's really hard when she realizes how much her life has changed....and I think yesterday she realized how much she's lost.


    Nancy B
  12. hugs4evry1

    hugs4evry1 New Member

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