Rising Demand for Home-Based Care
Friday, July 07, 2017
1 in 5 Minnesotans will be 65 or older by 2030.
As the population ages, industries that provide home care for older adults and people with disabilities will be in greater demand.
Two of those industries – home health care services and services for the elderly and persons with disabilities – are already experiencing growth. The number of businesses in the home health care services sector tripled in the state between 2000 and 2015, while establishments in the services for the elderly and persons with disabilities industry grew by about more than 150 percent.
The home health care services industry provides skilled nursing care in the home, including personal care, homemaker and companion services, physical therapy, medical social services and more.