Year after year, since the beginning in 1982, Elly Kleinman Americare Companies founder seeks new ways to transform American healthcare and meet the needs of patients in the evolving U.S. healthcare system. But in order to meet the future needs, home healthcare providers need to explore new trends and see how consumers are relating to that. When it comes to understanding the role of home healthcare services and how to integrate home healthcare into new models for the delivery of care and the future healthcare marketplace, there are some key reforms and investments in workforce, technologies, and research that can leverage the role of home healthcare and can help clarify the value of home healthcare. In the past couple of years we have seen an increasing demand for caregivers. As of the second half of 2014, around 40 million Americans were serving as caregivers, a figure which is expected to reach 45 million by 2020, caring for over 117 million people.
Furthermore, consumers have an increased appetite for using technology-enabled care, as studies show that seven in ten consumers are likely to use at least one of the new technologies. The growing aging population in the world is another important aspect. This is exactly the field in which Elly Kleinman Americare Companies has kept the main focus. People aged 65 and above are the most common users of healthcare and long-term care. This number is projected to grow from 15 percent to 22 percent of the population between 2014 and 2040. Currently America is experiencing a dramatic shift in demographics, and while Americans age and live longer they demand better, more efficient and more cost-effective care.
With his vision for the future of home healthcare, Elly Kleinman Americare Companies will grant the wish of so many who prefer to age in place. Most people like to stay in their homes for as long as possible. Namely out of the respondents, more than 82 percent choose staying home and aging there, even if they need some help with their day-to-day activities during retirement. Around 9 percent stated that they would rather move to a facility with a provided healthcare, while 4 percent said they would feel most comfortable moving into a relative’s home.