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**FILE** 93-year-old Florence “Tubby” Parsons, left, and Penny Walsh, 41, sit in Parson’s apartment in Winooski, Vt., Monday, Oct. 30, 2006. Walsh, a former tenant of Parsons, now works as her in-home caregiver under the state’s “Choices for Care” program, doing cleaning and other jobs Parsons can’t. The program, which debuted here a year ago and is being watched closely by other states, made home care an entitlement as readily available as nursing home care for Medicaid-eligible seniors. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, FILE)