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At the age of three, Randol Brock suffered a high fever that caused permanent brain damage.
His family provided nearly all of his care growing up and when his mother died in 1999, his sister-in-law Doris Brock took charge for over a decade. Randol, now 52 years old, requires extensive help with daily living activities, especially as his health has declined recently.
Last December, Doris finally decided to move him out of her house and place him in a residential home run by Tri-Generations, a service provider in Somerset, KY.
She also started working there part-time to help with his transition. Like other people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Randol’s care is covered by Medicaid, which helps with services including adult day training, case management and residential care.
Jessica Marcy is a reporter for Kaiser Health News, a non-partisan news organization.