Sonia Moseley takes care of one such patient. Leaving her home in California and job as a nurse to play nurse to her sister with cancer.
Coming from a state with many natural disasters Moseley said she expected the response after the Christmas day storm to be swift.
"I'm thinking Little Rock's a big city they won't have any problems." Moseley said, "I was just astonished by it."
The cancer in her lungs makes Gerri Ridgell struggle to even be able to spell out her name.
She travels to Little Rock for chemotherapy as many as three times a week, until the Christmas storm knocked out electricity to her treatment facility on Kanis.
"I'm trying to be understanding but after several days you begin to wonder what's going on," said Ridgell.
Her oncologist declined an on-camera interview but said the outage forced many of his patients into the emergency room.
He said it's been a nightmare.
"Only by the grace of God have I been able to maintain as well as I'm doing," Ridgell said.
Health facilities and retirement homes were said to be priorities for restoring power, but more and more there are cases of them being overlooked.
Adding insult to injury Ridgell said when trying to get answers, she was treated like a nuisance.
"I'm concerned about insensitivity on the part of utility companies," said Ridgell. "On the part of government agencies towards the needs of people."
"That's not something they need to worry about," said Moseley.
Red-tape her sister said is the last thing a cancer patient should be bothered with.
Entergy officials said they are happy to work with such clinics in the future to put in back-up generators.