In order to establish a need for an adult day care center there should be approximately 10,000 older adults that are at least 60 years of age living within a defined driving radius. All SarahCare® franchisees are granted exclusive territory for each of their centers.
According to Caregiver.org, some of the demographics include the following:
52 million informal and family caregivers provide care to someone aged 20+ who is ill or disabled.
8.9 million informal caregivers provide care to someone aged 50+ with dementia
The use of informal care as the only type of assistance by older Americans aged 65 and over increased from 57% in 1994 to 66% in 1999. The growth in reliance upon informal care between 1994 and 1999 is accompanied by a decline in the use of a combination of informal and formal care from 36% in 1994 to 26% in 1999.
30% of persons caring for elderly long-term care users were themselves aged 65 or over; another 15% were between the age of 45–54.
Between 1985 and 1999 the number of adults 65 and older living in nursing homes increased from 1.3 million to 1.5 million. In 1999, almost three-quarters (1.1 million) of these older residents were women.