Nevada Not Ready For Booming Senior Population

The report by the Sanford Center for Aging at the University of Nevada, Reno says the state's shortage of medical professionals will be taxed beyond its limits as it tries to cope with the rising number of seniors.

According to the report, the state's population of residents 65and older increased by almost 20 percent from 2000 to 2004. That's five times the national average.

And experts say the problem will only get worse as more baby
boomers continue to age.

The 2007 report, "Elders Count Nevada," is the first of its kind to focus on key health care indicators and other issues facing seniors.