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Why these caregivers call their jobs 'indentured servitude'

Clip: 05/23/2019 | 10m 18s

Providing for the elderly has become a multi-billion dollar industry, with about 29,000 residential care facilities operating across the country. But a new investigation by Reveal, from The Center for Investigative Reporting, finds that some of these facilities are profiting by exploiting caregivers, effectively paying them as little as $2 an hour to work around the clock. Jennifer Gollan reports.

Aired: 05/23/19

Rating: NR

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