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08-11-2008, 08:20 AM
As of now my husband is still working, but when January 2009 rolls around he has to look for another job. The hospital he works with is laying all LPN's off, banning them you can say. We are having finacial problems now I can only imagine what it will be like later. We live in Pennsylvania USA, does anybody know of any kind of funds/grants that we can get? Any information or tips you have will be helpful. Thank you, Sharon W.
08-11-2008, 08:36 AM
I'm so sorry Sharon. I can't offer any advice about what happens in your area, but hope someone can. Is there any chance that your husband won't be laid off, could things change before Jan? If not, then is it worth him starting to look for another job right away and moving as soon as he can. Sending lots of good vibes across the pond.
08-11-2008, 08:53 AM
I also live in PA, in Berks county, about an hour or so from you. I am new at all this, but this is some ideas off the top of my head. Are you already involved in the PA Ventilator assisted program. If you are I would call your nurse and social worker, if not PM me and I can give you the number. Also, are you involved at CHOP?? If you go to the pulmonologist there, they have social workers too. There is apparently money you can access even if you are not in the hospital. Also, ask about the fund for those people who had to stop or reduce work to care for a "medically frail" child. There is a fund that can pay for a "significant" amount of bills. I forget the name of the fund, we didn't qualify b/c we live in Berks Co, but I know Montgomery qualifies.
Does your child receive MA? If so I would call the caseworker. I can't stand dealing with the department of welfare, but I try to swallow it. Please feel free to PM me, we can talk more if you would llike. Good luck!!
08-11-2008, 10:37 AM
Karen has good ideas. Has your husband considered home care nursing? He certainly has the experience we all would like to find. Don't forget he will also be eligible for unemployment. :hug: Karen
08-14-2008, 03:10 AM
not much advice here, but again maybe the priv duty nursing (since I know what our lpns/rns make and hour).
I mentioned a while back about the Family Support program that is "managed" by UCP here. And also CSS - here I don't use it yet, Children's Special Services. Also I know at times the utility companies can help a little with your bills.
AND Very important- get involved in your local church--we have had SO MUCH HELP, love and support from our church family that can never be replaced by our oun families! They have lovingly supported us over and over again at the time we most needed it during all of Kadyn's surgeries and hospital stays and during my hubby's unemployment!
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