South Korea senior care industry gets smart boost

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Aging population sparks need for services but cost pressures limit profitability

South Korea is coping with a host of challenges surrounding its rapidly aging society.   © EPA/Jiji

DAVID D. LEE, Contributing writer | South Korea

BUSAN — In the 22 years since her husband died, 85-year-old Hwang Young-suk has lived alone in Busan’s Haeundae seaside district. Her children also live in the southern port city but are too busy to visit every week.

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