Missouri Ranks 45th in Support for Seniors
When older Missourians have access to supports that help them age in their own homes and communities, they can live with dignity as they age. Yet in recent years, programs designed to help keep Missouri's seniors at home have been substantially cut or underfunded. These cuts are taking place as the number of Missouri seniors will soon increase substantially. In the 2019 report, "How Missouri Stacks Up: The State of Essential Services in Missouri Compared to Other States," the Missouri Budget Project shows the stark contrast between the needs of seniors in Missouri versus the budget allocated to services for seniors.