Re: MS Resources for patient/caretaker
- From: garysmailbox@xxxxxxxxxx
- Date: 31 May 2007 20:23:46 -0700
On May 30, 3:34 pm, epiphany <ltaitgueL...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Being on disability, I would think she (and you, as her caregiver)
would qualify for housing assistance. I am the caregiver of a young
man with MS in Maine, and he receives Section 8 housing supplement,
which in his case pays for the entire rent (although we have to pay
the utilities) now that his doctor has verified that he does indeed
need someone to help him.
Thanx for the replies so far. As for the public housing, we've already
looked into that, and where we live they have a VERY long waiting
list. In fact, when she called them, they said that they had so many
that she couldn't even sign up for Section 8! It's amazing, but they
won't even let her get on the list, which they estimate about 3 years
wait if you were at the bottom of the list.
Not only that, but we fear that if we DID move into public housing it
would be just as bad living conditions if not worse than what we have
here. We don't have roaches, although we're sure that a lot of the
people living here are likely infested with them, and the occasional
one gets in here. Usually one of us can Raid the nasty things, or the
cats will kill them. We keep it as clean as possible so there will be
nothing to attract them, but that's about the only good thing. Public
housing that I have been in are almost always infested to such a
degree that it is near impossible to get rid of them, and we HATE
roaches. As for the noise problem, we believe that it could even be
worse than here. We've been fighting with the sorry excuse for
management they have, as well as the actual property owners and have
made SOME progress, but these guys have no respect or consideration
for others and act like they are the only ones here. These "boom cars"
as I've heard them referred to have gigantic bass speakers in the
trunk or back, facing OUT of the vehicle instead of into it, which is
nuts for one thing, but it causes their trunks to vibrate visibly and
things move around on the counters sometimes because it is so loud.
Janine has headaches a lot, and this behaviour makes them into
migraines sometimes, plus the stress of constantly fighting it doesn't
help either. She also needs to take short naps during the day, and as
soon as one of those loud SOB's comes driving in, she's up. It's just
crazy that people like us, who paid into the system for so many years,
are unable to get the assistance we need.
I keep hoping that we will find something to help us get out of here,
or at least get a car. Even if some philanthropist would donate a
small house or some kind of ride, that would be nice.
We continue to look though...
- Prev by Date: Re: Ok, need help, gottem question 'bout cola's altering my DNA
- Next by Date: Re: Ok, need help, gottem question 'bout cola's altering my DNA
- Previous by thread: Re: MS Resources for patient/caretaker
- Next by thread: New Medications Needed For Neuropathic Pain