Only one case was received at Lex-Care last week. It came from Shannon Gordon, a social worker at the Senior Citizen Center. Her client is a single man who needs $268.87 to make his mortgage payment.
The man is disabled and lives on a limited income from Social Security. His medication expenses have increased, and he falls within the Medicare D coverage gap. He has applied for extra help through the Medicaid office, which will help cover the cost of his prescriptions.
Once he has paid his mortgage he will be able to manage on his newly adjusted income.
You can help: Send tax-deductible contributions to Lex-Care Inc., Emergency Fund, P.O. Box 1328, Lexington, Ky., 40508. Contact Lex-Care at (859) 227-2765 or Lexcare.org.