NBC Evening News for Monday, May 16, 1977
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(Studio) Oregon has system to allow elderly to stay out of nursing homes and save money.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No location given) 95-yr.-old Blanche Yoder lives alone on farm near Yankton, OR. [Mrs. YODER - doesn't like nursing homes; has seen them and feels they're like cages and her home is freedom.] Some people need more help to stay home; case of Lawsons, both in 90's, noted. "Project Independence" provides help for people like these. If in nursing homes, federal government would pay up to 60% of costs; this way, state must pay all, but Governor Robert Straub says it costs less. [STRAUB - cites savings with project.]
REPORTER: Don Harris
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