Take care: The continued aging of the population will boost industry demand

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...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Changing demographic trends have been the primary source of industry growth
  • Community-based care providers compete with institutional care providers for government funding
  • Unpredictable premium hikes are a key problem facing the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The US population’s health and functional ability are constantly evolving, but the overarching trend during the past five years has been positive for the Elderly and Disabled Services industry. The aging population has driven demand for elderly care and disability services during the period, contributing to revenue growth of an annualized 5.8%. In 2017, revenue is expected to expand 5.0% to $50.7 billion, representing a return to strong growth. Company and employee numbers have grown at even faster rates since 2012. Over the five years to 2017, the number of industry enterprises is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 8.5% to 127,757, while employment is projected to expand at an annualized rate of 5.8% to nearly 1.3 million workers...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Elderly & Disabled Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Elderly & Disabled Services Industry are

  • Having an integrated operation
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid and Number of adults aged 65 and older in the Elderly & Disabled Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Elderly & Disabled Services Industry?

    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).

    Industry Products
  • Senior community centers
  • In-home personal care services
  • Day care services for the physically disabled
  • Day care services for the learning disabled
  • Disability support groups
  • Home-delivered meals and transportation
  • Other services
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating day care centers
  • Providing nonmedical home care
  • Providing homemaker services
  • Providing social activities
  • Providing group support
  • Providing companionship
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Per capita disposable income
  • External competition for the Elderly and Disabled Services industries
  • Number of people with private health insurance

  • Current Performance
  • Demographic trends
  • Limited insurance coverage and funding pressures
  • Competition for government funding
  • Healthcare reform boosts community care
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Long-term care insurance coverage
  • Healthcare reform fuels growth
  • Growth of franchise brands
  • Table: Elderly & Disabled Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Elderly & Disabled Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Home Care Providers
  • Nursing Care Facilities
  • Physical Therapists
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Psychologists, Social Workers & Marriage Counselors
  • Residential Intellectual Disability Facilities
  • Retirement Communities
  • Specialist Doctors

  • Products & Services
  • In-home personal care services
  • Senior community centers
  • Other services
  • Home-delivered meals and transportation
  • Day care services for the physically disabled
  • Day care services for the learning disabled
  • Disability support groups
  • Chart: Elderly & Disabled Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Catering to an older crowd
  • Affordability
  • Competition from other formal care and informal care

  • Major Markets
  • People aged 65 years and older
  • People with a physical disability
  • People with a mental disability
  • People with an employment disability
  • People with a sensory disability
  • People unable to leave the home
  • People with a self-care disability
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Elderly & Disabled Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Elderly & Disabled Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition
  • Competition for funding

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Elderly & Disabled Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Elderly & Disabled Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Elderly & Disabled Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Baby Boomer
  • A person born during the demographic birth boom between 1946 and 1964
  • Caregiver
  • Anyone who provides assistance to someone else who is, to some degree, incapacitated and needs help performing the daily tasks essential to living a normal life
  • Long-Term Care
  • Care for a chronic condition, trauma, or illness that limits a person's ability to carry out basic self-care tasks, called activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Medicaid
  • A jointly funded cooperative venture between the federal and state governments to assist states in the provision of medical care to eligible needy individuals
  • Medicare
  • A social insurance program administered by the US government, providing health insurance coverage to people who are aged 65 and over and to those who are physically disabled
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