What are the demographics for an adult day care center?

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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.
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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.

Souce: Caregiver.org

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