Complaints, Complaints, Complaints...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 – 6:45 P.M.  Today I am somewhat angry with my brother. He seems to have reverted to one of his old habits, which I did not like very much. After getting close to me for a while, he has now pulled back away from me once again. I once told my therapist about this, and he told me that it was a form of abuse. Since my brother and I are scheduled to meet with him next Monday, I intend to give my therapist a call and tell him what is happening now. Maybe he can figure out what is going on with my brother because I sure cannot do that.   On another not so happy front, my home healthcare agency has pulled another stunt on me. They have changed some of their rules, and now my personal care provider (PCP) can no longer do some of the work that I need her to do for me. This afternoon, I phoned the agency, and made a complaint to the director of staffing. She is supposed to get back with me tomorrow. If something is not done to correct this situation, I am going to call my case manager and advise her of what is happening. I suspect that if the agency refuses to cooperate with her, that she will see to it that the amount of money they receive for helping me is reduced.   I am still working on entering a program that will replace the need to have a home healthcare agency. Under this new program, I will be able to pick the persons I want to have work for me, and the state will still pay for my care. I have talked to a few people who are currently helping me now, and have asked them if they would like to continue working with me under this new plan. I am sure that I will be able to find more than enough people to help me.