Telling His Story To Change Policy: Remembering Michael Ogg

Article by Lisa I. Iezzoni


‘Michael lived alone in a modest, one-level home; he had spent his retirement savings adapting it for full accessibility.

‘When I met him, he only had enough fixed income to cover three hours of personal assistance services (PAS) daily: from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., to get him up and fed breakfast; and from 9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., to feed him dinner and put to bed.

‘Often, he would go from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. without food or drink….’

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