Found this interesting article about the need for geriatrician. Here’s the intro.
“Think about it… If the number of students doubled and the number of teachers didn’t, that would be a problem, right? Well, a parallel to this scenario is actually taking place in the health care world: our elderly population will double by 2030 and the number of geriatrician will remain the same.”
from Baby Boomers Beware: Geriatrician Shortage Could Impact Care
Check out the above article. Here is the link to the home page of the University of South Florida Health website.
For boomers like my husband and me, who are providing ongoing support for aging parents, this is an ominous sign of the future in store for us. I wonder if there will be significant changes in the next 20 years?