People with intellectual disabilities are living longer, which means longer periods of required care
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 07, 2013
The Residential Intellectual Disability Facilities industry primarily houses and tends to the daily needs of individuals who have been diagnosed with impaired learning abilities and vocational limitations. According to IBISWorld Industry analyst Austen Sherman, “birthrates, the aging population, disposable income and federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid largely determine demand for industry facilities, which drives revenue growth.” Since 2008, funding for Medicare and Medicaid has increased. Because of the expanding and aging US population, a growing number of Americans qualify for one or more of these government programs. Consequently, IBISWorld expects revenue for the industry to increase at an average rate of 2.1% annually to total $23.8 billion in the five years to 2013, including growth of 0.3% in 2013. During the past five years, many state-run institutions and some of the industry's largest facilities have struggled as the popularity of smaller residential facilities has grown. The smallest private institutions typically have fewer than seven residents and are able to provide a more personalized level of care. As a result, a number of new operators have entered the industry as it takes multiple facilities to meet the level of services provided by large, state-run institutions. IBISWorld estimates that the number of industry enterprises has risen during the five years to 2013; a trend that is expected to continue.
People with intellectual disabilities are living longer, which means more individuals will require services for a longer period. The majority of people with intellectual or developmental disabilities currently reside with a family caregiver or spouse as opposed to supervised residential settings. As caregivers age, they will become less able or unable to care for family members with intellectual and developmental disabilities (e.g. as caretakers often become disabled themselves or pass away). “A decreasing number of family caregivers will likely bolster demand for industry facilities and services,” says Sherman. In light of these caregiving and aging trends, IBISWorld forecasts industry revenue will increase over the next five years.
The level of concentration in the Residential Intellectual Disability Facilities industry has remained relatively stable over time. The industry is highly fragmented with the majority of employing establishments having fewer than 20 employees. The reason being is that most residential intellectual disability facilities are privately run that cater to local communities. Very few facilities are large organizations that cater to individuals on a national level. A trend toward smaller facilities with more specialized services will keep industry concentration low through the five years to 2018.
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This industry primarily houses and tends to the daily needs of individuals diagnosed with impaired learning abilities and vocational limitations. Industry operators focus on providing room, board, protective supervision and counseling; however, some healthcare may be provided at industry facilities.
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