Dr. AB Cee: Are you his guardian?
Jenny: NO! Absolutely not! And I will not be. I cannot be responsible for him. I am his representative payee but even that needs to change. What if I die first? There’s a service – Family Elder Care. I need to get on that waiting list. I’ve been saying that for years though.
Dr. AB Cee: I understand, I am only asking to assess his situation. I do not want him signing anything unless he has the authority to do so and sounds like he does.
Jenny: I don’t know about that. His comprehension level might be that of a six year old. He won’t understand. Even if he signs.
Dr. AB Cee: Call Mr. Free at 555-614-4157 for more details. On my end, I will recommend release to the group home. Do you have the name and number for them?
Jenny (from rote memory & feeling numb): The group home coordinator is Andy. His number is 555-444-2323. When did this happen? Last night?
Dr. AB Cee: No, he was arrested 9/25.
Jenny (shocked): What?!? But that’s three weeks ago. Why didn’t anybody call me!!