What is AdaptMy?
We believe in empowering older adults, those with disabilities and their support networks.
To create safe and supportive environments, it requires combining high tech products, low tech products, and home modification strategies to improve their everyday life.
By providing the right tools and services, we aim to for them to achieve daily independence and long-term financial well being.
Increasing Numbers Of Older Americans
This trend is beginning to place stress on existing private and public assistive services.
Increasing Rates of Those With Chronic Conditions
The aging journey leads to an increased risk for chronic medical conditions.
Increasing Numbers of Americans With A Disability
Older adults are significantly more likely than younger adults to have a disability
This growing percentage of susceptible older adults is in addition to the 61 million (1 in 4 adults) Americans that live with 1 disability.
More older adults, those with a chronic condition, and those with a disability will mean insufficient support.
This growing population and macro factors are projected to cause a continual increase in healthcare-related costs.
Concurrently assistive services and healthcare providers will be stretched to keep up with this demand.
Direct Care Workers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that an additional 1.1 million direct care workers will be required by 2024, a 26% increase from 2014.
Direct care works include personal care aides, home health aides and nursing assistants.
While the numbers of those who tend to fill these jobs, overwhelmingly women age 25 to 64, will increase at a much slower rate.
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is reporting that "over the next 20 years, the average age of RNs will increase and the workforce will plateau as RNs retire."
This is precisely why the Bureau of Health Professions projected back in 2005 that the nursing shortage will worsen, and this nation may ultimately see a shortfall of 800,000 nurses by 2020.
Assisted Care Facility Shortage
According to the Department of Health and Human Services, of the 76 million baby boomers who are heading toward retirement, roughly 70 percent (about 54 million people) will need some form of long-term care, with close to 13 million of those needing a stay of longer than three years in a skilled nursing facility.