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  • Need to Know

NEED TO KNOW | Right at Home | PBS

Duration: 05:25
Program: Need to Know

For more: www.pbs.org Thanks to advances in medicine and technology, people are living longer than ever before. But with boon of more time, is the question of how to handle the high costs of long term care. Many of our seniors end up in nursing homes, which is often a big bill for states to foot. But the small state of Rhode Island may have found an innovative way to save money while providing better care with better results. They're paying loved ones -- like family members -- to stay at home and take care of the elderly. Hannah Yi reports from Providence.

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Post Date: February 13, 2013