Quality of Life

Fair Winds and a Following Sea

March 30th 1953         ---        February 26th 2018 

Miss the guy

In 2014, Jeff suffered a serious stroke. Since then he's been working hard to regain/relearn many things.  His progress has been slow but steady. Sadly, things have recently taken a turn for the worse as he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.  He already appears to be in some pain but remains upbeat despite only having a short time left with us.

There is another problem.  Since Jeff moved to his assisted living apartment he has benefitted from 16 hours a week (4 x 4-hour visits) from a caregiver.  Having a regular visit from someone who is happy to spend time helping him has really helped with his rehabilitation as well as keeping his stuff in a tidy and clean state.

The caregiver was funded by San Mateo County who paid an agency $40 per hour for this service but unfortunately the contract with the agency has been terminated as of Jan 1, and San Mateo County will now only contribute around $12/hr.  The former caregiver enjoys her time with Jeff but is unwilling to continue for less than $20 per hour which is what she was earning last year.

It has been impossible to find someone who will work for $12 per hour and even harder to find someone who knows and enjoys working with Jeff. We'd like to find a way to maintain Jeff's care with this trusted individual.  

The shortfall for the next 18 months is around $8,000

Please help if you can.

Once our target has been reached I will withdraw the donations and make them available to Jeff so that he can restart his desperately needed care giving service.


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