How Software for Assisted Living Programs Can Help Prepare for an Aging Population
Population increases and longer life expectancies mean the world’s aging population is expanding. In 2020, the number of people aged 60 years and older outnumbered children younger than 5 years. The World Health Organization reports that between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s senior population will nearly double from 12% to 22%.
This growing population of seniors, along with people with disabilities, will require more care as they age, and many will employ the services of assisted living facilities. The nearly 30,000 assisted living facilities in the U.S. today will need to make changes to keep up with demand — and a growing pool of competitors.
One of the most impactful changes assisted living communities can make to their workflows is use of specialized care management software. With a little bit of training on a user-friendly software system, care communities can do more with less time and more confidence.