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With elderly population increasing, demand for care homes grows in Kerala

High migration rate, increased life expectancy and proliferating micro-family pattern leave many elders high and dry and for many, such homes are turning a boon -- those who can afford can live gracefully till the last More and more people are inching towards the senior citizen bracket in Kerala compared to the rest of the country, and going by the current demographic transition, the number of senior citizens is expected to see a rise of 23% by 2036, said a study conducted in last April by renowned migration expert S Irudaya Rajan. According to the statistic, every fifth individual is expected to be a senior citizen, 60 years of age and above, by the said year.

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