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The Unintentional Advocate

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The Unintentional Advocate

  1. 1. THE UNINTENTIONAL ADVOCATE
  2. 2. THE FATAL PHONE CALL
  3. 3. THE DREAM-LIKE DRIVE
  4. 4. THE UGLY TRUTH
  5. 5. ADVOCACY BEGINS
  6. 6. FIRST ADVOCACY  Making decisions about personal matters  Buffering between opposing opinions  Protecting the life-style of the loved one
  7. 7. ADVOCACY INTENSIFIES  Contacts with Medical Team − Conferences − Questions − Subtexts
  8. 8. ADVOCACY INTENSIFIES  Contacts With Social Service Ideal Frustrating
  9. 9. ADVOCACY INTENSIFIES  Contacts with Rehabilitation Team − Problems  Rejection of patient  In-effective aid from Social Service  Insufficient knowledge about TBI
  10. 10. ADVOCACY INTENSIFIES − Solution to Problem  Return to Southwest Missouri  Missouri Rehabilitation Center
  11. 11. ADVOCACY INTENSIFIES  Contacts with Legal Professionals − Timing − Importance  Legal Guardianship  Legal Aid Association
  12. 12. ADVOCACY CHANGES  Financial Management − Obtain Records − Maintain Good Order − Protect Against vultures
  13. 13. ADVOCACY CHANGES  Legal Guardianship − Court Order Required − Permits exploration of possible benefits − Allows information about  Loans  Credit Cards  Insurance Policies  Social Security  Family Services  Employment
  14. 14. ADVOCACY CHANGES  Importance of Records − Calls, Meetings, Conferences − Names, Positions, Phone Numbers − Reason for Contact − Matters Discussed/Decided − Dates, Dates, Dates
  15. 15. ADVOCACY CHANGES MORE  Need for Tough Love  Balancing Wish with Reality  Managing Transition back into World
  16. 16. ULTIMATE ADVOCACY  Release the loved one − Level of Independence? − Type of Housing? − Transportation? − Employment?  Education?  Accommodations?
  17. 17. ADVOCACY ENRICHMENT Where is the Mango Princess? Cathy Crimmins Rules of the House Jodi Picault

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