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Voc Rehab 'Independent Living' or simply NIGHTMARE?!


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In Feb of 2018 I had an accident where my back went out on my and my left side became paralysed. I spent two weeks in the hospital relearning how to walk with a walker. I also became incontentine because of the nerve damage. I eventually regained some feeling in my left side and now am able to walk with a cane, but still have footdrop.

In January of 2019 I had a counselor come to my 'unfinished' home, for an appt on Independent Living. He made several suggestions, including an SAH/HISA grants, scooters, lift chair and hospital bed. My VR counselor wrote up the items and sent them to my, then current, primary. My primary ignored them. VR then said they could do nothing for me until my primary complied; so they closed my case.

I got a new primary, as I moved to the Womens Clinic and reopened my claim. Rather than going back and submitting the paperwork to my new primary, VR decided I needed a new home visit. I complied. The suggestions came back similar to the original visit. 

Here comes CV19 and my VR counselor is 'working from home' and does not have her notes and I have to start all over again!

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My VR counselor, Kerita Anakoro:
As you know everyone in our office was sent home due to Covid-19 in March.  We are now working from home and I need to communicate with you once again in order to move forward with your IL needs. Our files (which I had all my notes), are no longer available.  In other words, we have to start from the beginning again. This meeting will review your IL needs based on your report and move forward.

 

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Ms. Anakoro,

So let me get this straight ... 

After being in the VR program for over two years, meeting with two counselors @ my home, plus meetings in St. Louis ... and now we are starting over?

What happened to the help that I was to receive?

 

I have NO CLUE what VR is up to ... 😕

My situation has changed since I last spoke to her in April. My cousin, a veteran, who is now living in V.A. assisted living, wants to live with me and is appointing me as his guardian. I have no idea how to deal with this, as it would require new modifications, as he is pretty much in the same boat as me ... except he uses TWO canes ... 😮

In November I had to have a quad-by-pass, because of the dioxin and agent orange. Due to the fact I had this surgery at a private hospital, referred by VA, they did not provide me medication upon my discharge ... They thought the VA would. Because of this and not knowing how important this medication was; I went without. This caused me to be hospitalized again, because my surgery did not take and I needed to have FIVE stents. 

I can't understand, how to the V.A., Veterans seem to be second class citizens. 

Any suggestions of how to get them to do their job?

 

 

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It is very important that you find out who your VR Counselor's Supervisor is and contact that person to explain what your concern's are.

Also are you trying to complete Voc Rehab with the goal to work again. If so I am guessing you are 100% scheduler? If not you can still work just making under the poverty 13,300 yearly. Either way I w

Maybe I did not make my point clear. I had a phone call with my VRILP counselor in March, when they first started working from home. Now she is rescheduling, because she says, she does not have a

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On 11/20/2020 at 8:01 AM, Tbird said:

I hope it goes well for you.

Lol Tbird ...

I HAVE HADIT!

 

AFTER TWO YEARS IN THE VA IPL PROGRAM - I HAVE HAD ENOUGH!
THESE PEOPLE ARE LIKE WHAT MY GRANNY USE TO CALL "USLESS AS TITS ON A BOAR!"

HERE IS ANOTHER ORGANIZATION @ THE V.A. THAT NEEDS TO BE CUT, PRESIDENT TRUMP! SAVE THE TAX PAYERS SOME MONIES 😃

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1 hour ago, WomanMarine said:

Lol Tbird ...

I HAVE HADIT!

 

AFTER TWO YEARS IN THE VA IPL PROGRAM - I HAVE HAD ENOUGH!
THESE PEOPLE ARE LIKE WHAT MY GRANNY USE TO CALL "USLESS AS TITS ON A BOAR!"

HERE IS ANOTHER ORGANIZATION @ THE V.A. THAT NEEDS TO BE CUT, PRESIDENT TRUMP! SAVE THE TAX PAYERS SOME MONIES 😃

KERITA by OzARKGranny (soundcloud.com)

VA = MADE IN CHINA!

When I received these utensils in the mail I was unaware I had Parkinson’s Disease, as that is one of the common ailments among Agent Orange/Dioxin contaminated Veterans.  But it came as a surprise to my Primary VA Caregiver last week that I received this shipment. 1F612.png?resize=24%2C24

However, I believe, my Ischemic Heart Disease to be a direct correlation to Agent Orange exposure, but at this point, the VA does not! So far I have had a quadruple by-pass and EIGHT stents due to Ischemic Heart Disease as well I have Peripheral Neuropathy, but that recently developed, I believe because all of this hit me at once. Strange enough, my 100% disability rating comes from none of the above diseases! 1F601.png?resize=24%2C24

My medication for Ischemic Heart Disease is taken daily, but this last year I seem to have to double up on them as their strength seems to have gotten weaker over the last year.

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