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As the coldest days of winter approach, some Oklahomans worry that without extra funding the long list of county, city and state care takers who assist the disabled will be cut.
FOX’s Katie Link reports in “Mom’s Place”:
I’ve worked in public housing with some of the people in this community and I can tell you it’s amazing the level of care that they provide to these people every day.
What’s not so amazing is how hard these folks work without the support systems they need to maintain quality of life. In the latest FOX21 Oklahoma Voices report, several people in the disability community say that things will only get worse if nothing is done to increase funding and address major gaps in care.
And, overcrowding in some homes is becoming a major issue:
Well, when we bought my house, I knew a lot of people living in this unit.
Twenty-two people in this unit:
Not all of them disabled.
But, some of them are. And they just don’t have enough room.
At one home, the people in this room are currently sleeping on the sofa. Because the bathroom, where the bathroom is located, is in this other room.
At another place, an elderly woman has a medicine cabinet built into the floor so that she can store medication for her medications and take them from the bathroom to the bedroom.
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