Residents in adult care homes advocate for increase in monthly allowance

Robert Bailey, 39, a resident at Oak Hill Assisted Living Community in Angier, NC, has begun advocating for an increase in a personal allowance, set by the legislature at $66 a month, in order to afford his phone bill and personal hygiene needs.
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Robert Bailey, 39, a resident at Oak Hill Assisted Living Community in Angier, NC, has begun advocating for an increase in a personal allowance, set by the legislature at $66 a month, in order to afford his phone bill and personal hygiene needs.

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