Thursday, October 4, 2012

Woo Hoo!

Woo Hoo!!!  We just got news that the West Los Angeles VA home has finally opened.  They have already moved in two residents and are hoping to do 1-3 residents per week.  Dad is number 13.  When I spoke to the admissions coordinator, she could not give me any specifics on my Dad's exact move-in date, but I'm hoping for mid-November at the latest.  That way we only have to pay Valley View Gardens for October and then they can pro-rate our days in November, so we won't go over budget again. 

(Now if they would have only returned my phone calls last week, then I wouldn't have moved my Dad and we wouldn't have had all this drama.  But it did force us to deal with Dad's behavioral issues, so I guess everything happens for a reason.)


  1. Yay!!!!! That's awesome!!!! :) Let me know if I can be of any help!

  2. My mom is still at Whittier Place... but my brother and I visit here periodically (your blog site) to see how Dave is doing. Hoping for an update. I can't believe how patient you've been waiting for this to happen. Please post again when you can, our concern and hope for your future go with this comment.

  3. Kathy and Shandra, Thanks for the comments! Kathy, we miss Whittier Place so much! Please give our love to everyone there!

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