Five Hot Trends in Elder Care
As the elderly population in the U.S. increases, elder care will become an increasingly important issue for our society. By 2025, the elderly population in the U.S. is expected to grow by 80 percent. Care industry experts predict the following trends in care for seniors:
- The Decline of Residential Nursing Care. Nursing homes are becoming a thing of the past as economic realities, improving technology, and the desires of the elderly are pushing toward more home and community-based care models. Nursing homes will largely be reserved for severely ill or disabled seniors.
- Assistive Technology. Tracking devices, technology that promotes memory and health, and robots to help with tasks are expected to become more common in senior care. This technology will help seniors, previously unsuited for home care, to remain in their homes.
- Senior-Friendly Housing – More homes will be built that have standard senior-friendly features, such as gently sloping ramps, protective floors, handrails, and more.
- Co-Housing. More seniors will live together in senior communities of independent homes. This will help with financial burdens and allow seniors to take care of one another.
- Home Care Boom. As more seniors find it practical and desirable to remain in their homes, the home care industry will boom. Jobs in the industry are expected to increase exponentially over the next decade, and revenues for home care companies are also expected to climb.
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