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CONCORD, N.H. -- A woman who needed powered oxygen equipment to breathe died after she did not pay the power bill and a utility shut off her electricity, police said Friday. State officials were investigating whether any regulations were broken.
Kay Phaneuf, 53, died Thursday at Caritas Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Mass. She had been in critical condition since her husband found her unconscious Monday about an hour after power was cut to their home in Salem.
Originally posted by Gorman91
This is really sad. I cannot say how much this nation takes no care for its elderly. It's pathetic.
Originally posted by State of Mind
How awful! I completely agree with Gorman, our nation can be downright cruel and careless when it comes to taking care of our elders. Nursing homes are awful places, as is living alone and not being able to leave your house much. My heart goes to the elderly who are improperly cared for or not cared for at all.
Originally posted by space cadet
reply to post by dolphinfan
I thought the law was national but maybe it isn't, here in GA the power cannot be cut off in this situation, matter of fact a sign is placed on the power pole to notify utility workers that the power cannot be cut off.