With the rapidly aging population in the U.S., the need for dementia care isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The specialty remains ripe with opportunity for in-home care providers, industry experts say.
In fact, the boom in specialized dementia care is a big reason why home care has taken over health care’s center stage of late.
“It’s more than just demand in terms of the size of your census,” Felton Magee, president and CEO of Regent Healthcare, said Wednesday during a panel discussion at the Senior Care 360 conference in National Harbor, Maryland. “One thing that has occurred in our business is our average number of hours per client, per week is skyrocketing. Dementia is what’s driving this.”