Vermont Experiment Keeps Seniors at Home, Out of Nursing Homes

Vermont Experiment Keeps Seniors at Home, Out of Nursing Homes

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A unique experiment is under way in Vermont that allows older people to stay home and avoid nursing homes. Under Vermont’s Choices for Care program, Medicaid-eligible senior citizens who need home care can be tended by a family member, friend or neighbor, who is then paid by the state $10 per hour. That means 93-year-old Florence can keep her cat, tend her plants and attend a weekly 25-cent poker game with neighbors… (AP)

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