A male patient or a female patient in a hospital or a female after staying in the hospital these days automatically sees a Social Worker and is automatically placed in a Board And Care Home. This is strictly California none of the other States other than New York do it that way.
These places are all called Residential Care Facilities. A relative not a Social Worker takes the person to the place to see it. It looks good and they all cost the same throughout the State. So both of the people take the tour, see all the stuff, and go to the office to discuss the details. After you discuss the things in the office, you tell the man that you’ll move in but you have to move in the next day. The man says fine and gives you a f orm for the doctor to fill out regarding your problems, restrictions, diet and medications that you are on.. You agree that his driver should pick you up at 2 P.M. the next day. You all tell the man and he stated that his driver would be their tomorrow at the agreed upon time.
After the interview is over, your family member brings you to the bank to get the money for your spending and your rent. They put it in a small envelope and you lock it up in your briefcase.
That night you tell the man at the desk before you go to bed to make sure that the Doctor has prescribed some medicines for me. You also mention to him that you’re leaving in the morning. He then tells you to go take a shower and take your current meds. The night nurse will wake you up at 5:30 tomorrow morning..
The lights the next day went on at 5 A.M. exactly. They startled everyone and the man told them that most of you use to get up right away when the lights would come n this early.
He mentioned to us to get dressed and go to breakfast. There is some coffee on the table in the day room. After Breakfast, the doctor comes and does his discharges. He wrote my prescriptions and I took them to the Pharmacy to be filled. It took the pharmacy a half hour to fill them. He gave them to me and I went back to the ward. It was 11 A.M. and time for lunch.
I got a hamburger and coffee in the canteen. This I usually do when I leave a place. At 2 P.M>, I was sitting in the ward of the hospital and the driver showed up. The man asked for me and I told him that I was ready to leave. I grabbed for my suitcase and my money. He drove a slightly run down truck. I got in and it rattled quite a bit.
Ten minutes later, we were at the house. I noticed that it was near a Carl’s Jr., Burger King and a McDonald’s. The drug store at this place was a Rite Aid.
These places made me feel quite better. That evening, I thought about going to a Donut Shop early in the morning for a coffee and a donut right after sun up. I did and the coffee was wonderful. Nice foreign men run it. His coffee was superb and it only cost a dollar for 11 ounces.. I drank it and went back home.
This new place was called Armor Crest which has had five names and ten owners. It was a two story building with a park like place out in front. The rooms are cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Each room has a shower in the bathroom and a sink with a small mirror. The water temperature I liked but most of the people didn’t. I share this room with another man.. This man is easy to get along with but he is a big spender. He likes large packages of cokes, candy, cookies and free expensive meals with girls followed by free unprotected sex. He comes home and is so weak from it that he sleeps for six days. His concept of money and what things cost isn’t very realistic. He likes to sleep from 8 P.M. to 10:30 A.M. each day when he doesn’t have free sex with a girl. He makes passes at every girl and when he goes to hospital he always has a nurse for sex freely and unprotected. That is enough for him.
I get up at 6 or so each morning. He gets up at as I’ve said for lunch at 10:30. I go out of the room after shaving for a walk to have some coffee at the donut shop. The cool air is quite invigorating. The air loosens up my thoughts and gets my head working for the day. I eat and go upstairs to the room and get my computer started. When I get up there I take my pills. Some days I’ll start with E-mail, other days a letter and other days an essay. I take five magazines and I read certain other newsletters that are about 17 in number.
I’ve decided next month that I’m going to have to move my operation. There are so many young girls in this neighborhood that I think that they maybe whore. In the Hospital, one of the Social Workers gave me a list of Senior Housing in Anaheim. I found a good one on Ashley near the Haskett Branch Library. It is about a three or four block walk to the library but it would do me good. The place has better food than here and it has a good atmosphere. The people are different and the facility is not Assisted Living. For me that makes me feel better.
I called the place on Ashley which was called Emerald Court. They asked for my current place and that they would send a car to bring me to their place to show it to me. They set the time for three o’clock this afternoon.
I got ready by putting on some slacks and a clean shirt. Before doing that I showered and shaved very well. The clothes were fresh and the soap made me smell good.
At exactly two thirty, the van arrived. It was a girl named Paula Winston that knocked at my door. I answered and she told me who she was. She took me to the van and drove very fast like down the street. The new facility and Ashley were only two miles or so away. The outside of Emerald Court looked great. She took me on a fast tour. I found out that the place had a dining room for dinner and the rest of the meals we could cook in a small kitchen in our rooms. The rooms looked comfortable and I told her I’d love one of the rooms. I liked the price and I told her I’ll take the one she showed me. After signing the documents and giving the down payments, I agreed to move in after thirty days. I told her t5hat I’d go home and give a thirty day notice to my current landlord. She mentioned tome that I’d be moving to their facility the morning of the 2nd of next month.
She took me home. I told the current Landlord and she was surprised. I then went to dinner and went back upstairs to my shared room to tell my roommate. He was feeling bad about it when I told him. I told him that he’d get another roommate. He then agreed.
I felt tired so I took a shower, had a snack, watched TV and at 8:30 took my medicines. Twenty minutes later, I was asleep.