Judy Fraley's Alzheimer's Care

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Our mother, Judy Fraley, is in the severe / late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Like many families that have experienced this illness, it was met by ours with confusion, embarrassment, and reluctance to accept its grip on my mom and to receive a diagnosis for many years. If you know anything about Alzheimer’s, you may know that it is progressive, and there is no cure, so there is not much we could have done to slow its progress or change her current condition. However, we are remiss that we could have been more prepared for this moment, because things are really bad for our mom and dad right now.

Within the last month, our mom has been experiencing hallucinations, cannot recognize us, will not eat, sleeps most of the time, and is combative. She cannot be left alone for even a minute and needs around the clock care. Her dementia and confusion is so strong at times, we are concerned for her safety, as she is acting out and confronting loved ones. You know what a loving, kind, and blissful soul our mom was, and so it is clear the disease has a strong hold of her.

Earlier this month we spoke with and observed an array of facilities from fancy to awful, and found a place that we feel could provide the proper care at a price within our family’s range. We were fortunate to find a facility within a few miles of my dad’s home, called Glenn Park at Monrovia. We met the director and staff, observed the facility, saw the rooms, and learned about the program, which we think is a very good one for our mom and we are hopeful that she can stabilize and maybe even thrive there. It is so close that our dad and family could go to see her every day. The monthly price is $3,500 for a private room, which would allow for unlimited visiting hours. The director assessed our mom last week and accepted her into the program, and our dad put down a deposit on a room that we liked when we visited. 

This has all happened so fast, and while our mom needs immediate care, our dad is not financially prepared to place her in the facility and won't be able to for the next couple months.
 
Many family and friends have asked about our mom’s condition and have asked what you could do to help. We appreciate your concern so much, and do not expect anything, however, it is a priority to get our mom placed at Glenn Park at Monrovia immediately. We need $8,000 for 2 months of care and extra fees, while our father is setting up his finances to pay for the rest of her care. The reason its urgent to place her at Glenn Park now is she is not getting the proffessional care she needs, and could potentially be a danger to herself or others if she is not in a safe environment as soon as possible. We are very concerned for the welfare of both of our parents who are having such a hard time battling this horrible disease. A small donation of even $10 to $20 would get us closer to the goal and will be greatly appreciated. 
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Sadly, I wanted to let you all know that my mother, Judy, passed away a couple weeks ago. As you all know, she had been struggling with Alzheimer's for the last few years, but ultimately she passed peacefully. My siblings and I were lucky to have such a loving, supportive, wonderful mother, and I know that she affected many of your lives too. Despite our grief, we are all struck with how wonderful our friends and family have been through this difficult time. Thank you all for your thoughts.
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I can't believe the response that Joe and my mom have gotten on their Youtube video. People have responded with the kindest wishes, as well as the most heartwarming stories and sympathies. This has been a dark time for our family, but the good will of so many people has been a bright spot in our world.

Through our original fundraiser, we managed to raise enough to put Judy in Glenn Park from October through December. As anyone who has had a loved one afflicted with this disease knows, the financial hardship it can cause a family is daunting, to say the least. Even after the VA money comes through, we will struggle each month to pay for care.

Any money donated will go to Judy's care at Glenn Park, as well as any additional medical costs. If funds happens to be left over, we will donate it all to the Alzheimer's Association in Judy's name. Even if you don't want to give for Judy's care, please consider donating to one of the many charities that are working for the people dealing with this horrible disease.

More than anything, we would like to thank all of the people around the world who have sent us their good wishes and heartwarming stories. Alzheimer's disease can make you feel embarrassed and alone, but this outpouring of support has reminded us of the good in the world.

Thank you again so much!
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Wow!! You are all awesome. Again, thank you so much! We are working out the paperwork, doctor approvals and red tape to get my mom into Glenn oaks soon. I'm going over to help pack her stuff on Saturday. I have very mixed emotions and this is going to be very hard, but I know this is the right place for my mom. Thank you so much.
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We reached our goal! Words can't express the gratitude my family and I feel for all the love and support we have received in the past few days. Thank you to everyone who donated, shared our story, gave us good thoughts, or wrote such nice words about my mom. I decided to ask for help because I just couldn't think of anything else to do. We never expected so much warmth and kindness. If anyone still wishes to donate, there are always extra expenses involved in my mom's care, but we now have enough money to get her situated in Glenn Oaks. Thank you so much!
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Geoff Morris
57 months ago

Pleez donate and help a member of our family! Live Aloha!

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Raised by 101 people in 57 months
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50 months ago

God Bless all of You!

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Pleez donate and help a member of our family! Live Aloha!

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