The future is bright for the Elderly and Disabled Services industry. Fueled by an aging population, demand for industry services is abundant. However, a significant portion of the market has been receiving services from institutional providers (e.g. nursing care and assisted-living facilities) rather than from the industry's formal, noninstitutional providers. In the coming years, industry revenue is expected to grow significantly, primarily due to the continued aging of the population. Additionally, the availability of family caregivers will continue to decline over the next five years as the unemployment rate drops, boosting demand for formal caregivers and driving growth in both industry operator numbers and employment.
This industry provides outpatient social assistance services to improve the quality of life for the elderly, the mentally ill and people with disabilities. Operators provide services in such areas as day care, nonmedical home care or homemaker services, social activities, group support and companionship. The industry does not include companies that primarily provide medical services or companies that provide overnight housing (e.g. retirement homes).
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.