In November of 2013, he fell while walking down our driveway and broke his hip, resulting in him getting hip surgery at our local hospital. He also hit his head in the fall, which might have induced memory loss and increased his confusion to a certain degree. Soon after his surgery, he was put temporarily into a rehab center.
He has been in the rehab center for nearly three months, slowly regaining strength in his hip and legs to the point where he is now able to walk short distances with the help of his walker. Within the past two months, he was evaluated by an occupational therapist, who said that he has signifcant cognitive impairment, meaning that he will forget that he broke his hip and will try to walk without any assistance. Now it is no longer safe for him to be left alone for any degree of time, and his condition will only worsen.
He will be coming home at the start of next week, but will need lots of care and medical equipment. Thankfully, his insurance will cover 85% of the cost of the eqipment and will also cotinue to cover physical therapy. However, we will not receive any coverage from medicare or insurance to pay for an adult day care program during the day while my mom is at work. This is crucial to have so he won't be alone and vulnerable to another accident. This would take place five days a week every week for the foreseeable future, so as you can imagine, the cost will really start to add up.
The approximate cost of weekly adult day care is $20,000 per year, which only includes week-days. Our goal is to raise enough money for two years of daycare as well as money for extra expenses.
We really need your help! My mom is working a full-time job, as well as running the house, visiting my dad, and taking care of me, so any donation towards our cause would go a long way! On top of that, my older brother has started college this year, which is yet another expense that we have to worry about. She's also putting money aside for me when I go off to college in 2 years.
My dad is a caring and loving man who values his family more than anything else in the world. All he wants is to come back home, which he has expressed to us every time we visit him. I miss my dad every day, and it is really hard not having him at home with us. It's like a huge piece of our family is missing, and it's been taking a toll on us all. My dad has spent every year of my life providing for me and my whole family, and now it's my turn to help provide for him.
Any money you can give would really make a difference towards having him home with us and providing a care system for him during the day.
Thank you for reading this!
-Charlotte Crockett + the Crockett family
- Colin Brooke
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more