The Care Industry Space and Time Continuum…
Due to the rise of life expectancy and need for care, an extra 71,215 care home spaces need to be generated in the next eight years.
In a research paper, Professor Carol Jagger from Newcastle University suggests that life expectancy and the number of extra years older people require care, has more than doubled. Men are now expected to live for 2.4 years longer - as opposed to the original estimation of 1.1 - whereas women’s life expectancy and need for extra care has risen from 1.6 to three years.
Professor Jagger said of the research:
“Though most of the extra years are spent with low dependency – including help with activities such as washing, shopping or doing household tasks – older men and women are spending around one year more requiring 24h care. This finding, along with the increasing number of older adults with higher rates of illness and disability is contributing the current social care crisis.”
Furthermore, the demand for more care home spaces is compounded by the increase in the number of people being diagnosed with dementia. Alzheimer’s Society published statistics that concluded once ‘above the age of 65, a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or vascular dementia doubles roughly every 5 years’. In the next 23 years the number of people over 75 predicted to double, with the over 85 population projected to more than double to 3.4 million in 30 years. Moreover, Alzheimer’s Society estimate that in England and Wales, ‘the number of people living with dementia who need palliative care will almost quadruple by 2040’.
Director of Policy at Alzheimer’s Society, Rob Burley, said:
“By 2025 there will be more than one million people living with dementia. They are the biggest users of the social care system and need a high level of support as the condition progresses. Yet we hear daily about how the system is unable to meet the needs of people with dementia – from being turned down by a care home, to facing extortionate costs for inadequate care."
Needless to say, there is a clear demand that requires the care home industry to grow significantly in the next eight years.
In light of the above, the Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo was created. The show has two main principles that aim to solve the current social care crisis. Our first principle is to improve and grow the businesses within the care and nursing home sector, so that the anticipated rise in the demand for beds over the next few years can be met. Our second principle concentrates on helping care and nursing home businesses improve the level of care and facilities they can offer to their residents, to ultimately create more choice and attract more residents.
The Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo showcases the latest in exceptional new technology that is reinventing the way that the care industry functions; whilst also arranging for care experts to hold seminars and discussions that will give care home owners and managers the information they need to build, develop and grow a successful and reputable care home.
Running on the 25th & 26th April 2018 at NEC, Birmingham, the Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo is the must attend event for care home owners and managers. You can register for your free ticket here.
If you are interested in exhibiting to thousands of care home owners and managers actively looking to purchase your products for their care homes, please contact Steve Todd, Event Director, now on:
Tel: 0117 990 2109