lex-care

Lex-Care: Homebound mother needs help with electric bill

December 3, 2013 

Kristy Brandenburg, a social worker at the Bluegrass Area Agency on Aging/Independent Living, worked with a client who was in need of $500 to pay her electric bill.

The applicant is homebound and suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, degenerative disc disorder and high blood pressure. She is on oxygen and cannot be left alone. The applicant's daughter had to quit her job to care for her and discovered that the electric bill is in arrears.The client received an increase in her Medicaid budget, which allows for the hiring of a caregiver, so the daughter is able to return to work full-time to support her mother.

You can help: Lex-Care Inc., P.O. Box 1328, Lexington, Ky. 40588. Contact Lex-Care at (859) 699-9859 or Lexcare.org.

Lexington Herald-Leader is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service