Report shows growth of homecare sector

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A market report published by MSI Marketing Research for Industry says domicilary care is growing at the expense of the residential care sector. MSI¹s UK Market For Caring For The Elderly to 2005 says there is an increasing trend for domiciliary care to be a substitute for taking a place in a care home. “This trend particularly affects residential homes, as much of the care provided in residential homes can now be arranged in the person¹s own home,” the report says. “Trade sources say that if a care home is not available in close proximity to family and friends, an individual is more likely to opt for domiciliary care, as opposed to moving to a different region to go into a care home. “MSI believe that the range and standard of domiciliary care services in the UK will increase between 2001 and 2005. “This will largely be attributable to the introduction of the National Care Standards Bill, which will ensure providers conform to the necessary industry standards.” The report says the total value of the UK care

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