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Right at home

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. They’re paying loved ones – like family members – to stay at home and take care of the elderly. Hannah Yi reports from Providence.

Find out more about long-term care and other pressing medical issues from the series Prescription America.