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Netherlands Retirement Home Tests Innovative Program to Share Burden

The Netherlands has long been one of the best places to retire, largely because of the generous Dutch welfare state.  But as elderly care becomes more expensive, the country is looking for new ways of providing well-being for its citizens at a lower cost.  One retirement home is testing a program that aims to share the burden of costs in a unique way.   In a retirement home outside the central city of Gouda, a person can only get a place if a friend or relative agrees to ...

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