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Old 11-20-2012, 06:50 AM   Topic Starter
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Elderly couple removed from longtime home

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In May 1964, Nels and Irene Highberg bought their first and only home. It was a modest, brick rancher -- no garage -- on a pleasant cul-de-sac on the edge of East Petersburg.
The Highbergs raised two sons there. They entertained neighbors there. They grew old there.
After 48 years at 6312 Miriam Circle, the Highbergs -- Nels is 92, Irene is 89 -- figured they could manage a while longer. Family and friends agreed.
But the county Office of Aging stepped in last summer, saying for safety reasons the Highbergs must move to a nursing home.
"I ain't going to go," Highberg said, according to Erick Highberg, the couple's 54-year-old son.
When a van arrived Aug. 2 to take the couple to Oak Leaf Manor in Millersville, Highberg sat in a chair in the driveway for many long minutes. He got in the van only after a police officer showed up.
"He respected her uniform," said Erick Highberg, noting his father's more than 20 years of service in the Navy and Coast Guard.
Mrs. Highberg said in a phone interview she got in the van to see what the nursing home was like. "I didn't understand we would be locked up here," she said. "They brought us in here, and they kind of disappeared real quick."
Now, after more than three months at Oak Leaf Manor, Mrs. Highberg still wants to return home.
"If I have to be here, it couldn't be better," she said. "It's a very nice place. The rooms are nice and clean, and the food is good, and they have entertainment, and we get out to do some things, musicals and such once in a while. Really, you wonder what the heck I'm complaining about. Well, it's not my house."
What prompted the Office of Aging's action was receipt June 10 of a "report of need" from a party the agency, by law, may not disclose.
The party, according to a court document, said Mrs. Highberg was confused and unable to care for herself, yet she was caring for "her incapacitated husband when she was in all likelihood more confused than he."
The Office of Aging then conducted an investigation that included a medical exam at the Highbergs' home by Dr. Robert M. Howse Jr., a geriatrics specialist. The doctor recommended placement in a dementia unit and appointment of a guardian to oversee the couple's affairs. He wrote that the Highbergs had lost the capacity for sound decision-making as long ago as January 2007.


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Old 11-20-2012, 07:24 AM   #2
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"What prompted the Office of Aging's action was receipt June 10 of a "report of need" from a party the agency, by law, may not disclose."


I assume this "Office of Aging" will be working hand-in-hand with the Death Panel...
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:05 AM   #3
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"What prompted the Office of Aging's action was receipt June 10 of a "report of need" from a party the agency, by law, may not disclose."


I assume this "Office of Aging" will be working hand-in-hand with the Death Panel...
Death panels are a creation of your and Sarah Palin's overactive imaginations, but hey, keep f'ing that chicken.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
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Death panels are a creation of your and Sarah Palin's overactive imaginations, but hey, keep f'ing that chicken.
True, this is more of an incarceration panel than a death panel.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:21 AM   #5
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True, this is more of an incarceration panel than a death panel.
News flash: judges decide the fate of incapacitated people on a regular basis.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:22 AM   #6
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Death panels are a creation of your and Sarah Palin's overactive imaginations, but hey, keep f'ing that chicken.
Little by little things change... You won't be exempt just because you agree.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:23 AM   #7
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Little by little things change... You won't be exempt just because you agree.
Slippery slopes, oh noes!!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:46 AM   #8
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:15 AM   #9
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You damn whippersnappers and your damn changes and whatnots!

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:44 AM   #10
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I find it absolutely despicable that you would attempt to use this as some sort of political thing. This was obviously a case where they couldn't take care of themselves at an advanced age.

My grandmother is 90. Her time is coming, but right now she lives on her own because she is able to care for herself. The second that it is felt she is unable to do so is the second we begin making tough choices for her.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:01 AM   #11
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I find it absolutely despicable that you would attempt to use this as some sort of political thing. This was obviously a case where they couldn't take care of themselves at an advanced age.

My grandmother is 90. Her time is coming, but right now she lives on her own because she is able to care for herself. The second that it is felt she is unable to do so is the second we begin making tough choices for her.
are you part of the 'Office of Aging'?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:21 AM   #12
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:33 AM   #13
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are you part of the 'Office of Aging'?
No, I deal with it then instead of waiting 5 years for the Office of Aging to get involved.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:07 AM   #14
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I find it absolutely despicable that you would attempt to use this as some sort of political thing. This was obviously a case where they couldn't take care of themselves at an advanced age.

My grandmother is 90. Her time is coming, but right now she lives on her own because she is able to care for herself. The second that it is felt she is unable to do so is the second we begin making tough choices for her.
You are so damn dumb man, I swear to God, people could do it right in front of you and you would still not believe it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:33 AM   #15
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You are so damn dumb man, I swear to God, people could do it right in front of you and you would still not believe it.
Great big conspiracy theorist you. Riddle me this: If they are suffering from dementia should they be allowed to live on their own? If their children were so concerned with this why have they allowed them to live with a loss of capacity to reason for 5 years?

If they cannot take care of themselves and the children have done nothing about it for 5 years then what should be done?
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