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As KC Area’s Population Ages, Who Will Treat The Elderly?

In 2010, there were nearly 219,000 adults age 65 and over in the nine-county Kansas City metropolitan area. That was 11.4 percent of the population. By 2030, the 65-plus population here is projected to grow to more than 416,000 people, or nearly 18 percent of the population. In other words, there’s already tremendous demand to treat older people – and treat them appropriately. And that demand is only going to grow.

KCUR’s Dan Margolies talked to medical professionals treating the elderly, including three UMKC faculty members. Read more…


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