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Betty describes herself as an active, “never been a sitting around” type of person. However, complications from diabetes led to a stroke and a single leg amputation, which resulted in a two year stay in a skilled nursing facility. The rehabilitation department at the nursing facility suggested Money Follows the Person (MFP) to assist her in transitioning back into the community. Although excited, Betty was fearful and anxious, having to begin again.… Read More >

Three major motorcycle accidents in the last 16 years may have altered Andrew’s body and mind, leaving him to struggle daily with pain, short-term memory loss and PTSD, but he retains a wonderfully positive outlook on life. As his t-shirt says, “He is hooked on life.” Andrew works hard to maintain his physical health in order to enjoy his family and his animals. He hopes he will find a way to enjoy fishing again as he continues to recover.… Read More >

Doug is a goal setter and hard worker. He worked in the service and sales industries for over twenty years. He achieved the height of success, owning his home and his car. But he worked over twelve hours per day, ate for convenience, and did not prioritize exercise, social events and family time. Things changed two years ago when his lifestyle caught up with him and an illness put Doug in the hospital for a lengthy stay. When he was in the hospital, he was unable to walk. Doug knew he needed rehab and went to a nursing home… Read More >

Pamela lived in long-term care facilities for nearly ten years. After a decade in skilled care, her conservator, considers this a “really good discharge” as Pamela has maintained her health and well-being very well in the community with the help of Money Follows the Person. The transition coordinator was instrumental in making this a quick and smooth process along with the facility social worker.… Read More >

Susan, former Emergency Room nurse found herself on the other side of the healthcare system after being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. She became so sick from the chemotherapy that at one point she needed 24/7 care and was admitted to a skilled nursing facility. For eleven months she spent up to 3 hours a day working with the physical therapists in the rehabilitation gym determined to get stronger. As she started gaining back her strength, a housing coordinator from Money Follows the Person (MFP) introduced her to how this program could help her transition back to her town with supports.… Read More >

Nancy is what many would refer to as a warrior. In the years prior to her admission to a skilled nursing facility, she endured a divorce from an abusive husband. As a result, Nancy was left with a lack of finances and post-traumatic stress disorder. After many months of hard work and recovery, the facility social worker introduced Nancy to the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program. MFP then gave her the opportunity to expand her success into the community.… Read More >

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