The US nursing care market size is valued at USD 460 billion in 2020 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 6% during 2020-2025. The market is driven by the rising incidences of chronic disorders, which can be attributed to an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle. The prevalence of chronic diseases is likely to increase the number of people having disabilities over the coming years. According to the WHO, 60 to 85% of the population worldwide does not engage in activities, making physical inactivity the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. This lifestyle is expected to increase in the future as more and more jobs require sitting in the office for a long time in the US.
Moreover, the share of the geriatric population in the US is also increasing at a rapid rate. It is expected that the geriatric population share will be more than 20% by 2030. Hence, the increase in a sedentary lifestyle, along with the growth in the elderly population, is expected to increase the demand for nursing services. The outbreak of the coronavirus provides a timely opportunity for the US nursing care market to address the surge in demand for nurses and to contain the outbreak. These nurses can help in coronavirus screening and improve the overall preparedness to counter the pandemic.
The skilled nursing facility segment is expected to witness an incremental growth of over $70 billion due to the presence of more than 83 million adults suffering from one or several types of cardiovascular diseases in the US.
With the share of the geriatric population continues to increase - reaching 20% by 2030, the demand for nursing care in the US for both residential nursing care and group care homes is likely to increase.
Over 3.55 million nursing professionals are currently working, accounting for around three-fifths of healthcare professional and technical jobs in the US.
US NURSING CARE MARKET SEGMENTATION
This research report includes a detailed segmentation by
- Service Type
INSIGHTS BY SERVICE TYPE
The rise in the geriatric population, coupled with increasing chronic diseases and age-associated diseases, is expected to boost the hospice segment. Hospice programs generally are home-based; however, they sometimes provide services in freestanding facilities, in nursing homes, or within hospitals. Telemedicine is growing in the hospice industry, which is expected to boost the segment. The technology is trying to extend its services to outpatient settings to improve care coordination.
The demand for home healthcare is expected to rise as an increasing number of patients have been choosing to receive medical services at home for several health challenges. The largest end-user of this facility is the elderly population as this age group faces several health challenges and has progressively opted for home services over nursing home care or inpatient facility at hospitals.
Based on gender, the assisted living facility market is segmented into women and men. Women held the dominant market share and the segment is expected to grow at a faster rate during the forecast period. Greater life expectancy of women, high savings, increased retirement savings, increased women employment opportunities, higher disability, and chronic health disorders rates are some of the major factors behind the dominance of the female gender in assisted living facilities.
The growing aging population, favorable reimbursement scenario with increasing needs and rising prevalence of chronic diseases in the country will propel the need for skilled nursing facilities. Besides, the lower costs of skilled nursing facilities than hospitals will drive the market. However, factors such as the existence of specialized services such as assisted living facility, hospice, and home healthcare can hinder the market growth. Furthermore, the rise in utility and food costs, real estate taxes, and insurance could negatively affect the US nursing care market.
INSIGHTS BY EXPENDITURE
The increasing government support for the US nursing care market is expected to further fuel the market revenue. For instance, Medicare, in 2016, spent around $79 billion on skilled nursing facilities and home health services combined, which was over 20% of all long-term service and supported spending. This kind of support from the US government is expected to strengthen the US nursing care market further. Of the total Medicare long-term service and supports spending, 49% was paid to home health agencies, and 50% was paid to skilled nursing facilities. Hence, these types of support from federal agencies are likely to contribute to the segment growth during the forecast period.
The growth in the private insurance market, coupled with increased funding received through philanthropic fund-raising organizations such as the United Way, is boosting the growth of the private expenditure segment. For instance, private health insurance comprises around 15% of total nursing care expenditures in 2019.
INSIGHTS BY GENDER
With longer lives, higher rates of disability and chronic health challenges, and lower incomes than men, on average, several women need long-term medical services, which is positively affecting the segment growth. Moreover, women are also the primary providers of long-term medical services, as the vast majority of both paid formal long-term medical workers and unpaid informal caregivers are women. The availability of female nurses allows more women to opt for these services. Also, women have a longer life expectancy than men, outliving men by about five years on average. Therefore, with the increasing age and growing disabilities among women, the need for a medical facility is expected to increase, thereby driving the segment growth.
Furthermore, more than 70% of people getting admitted to nursing facilities are women. Almost two-thirds of the paid home care users and unpaid care recipients are women. The demand is further expected to increase among women owing to their improved savings, increased employability, high literacy, the surge in divorce cases, and an increase in chronic diseases.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
The US nursing care market is in the growth stage, and it has achieved popularity and high penetration in developed countries such as the US. The market consists of a few major players, which include Brookdale Senior Living, Sunrise Senior Living, Diversicare, Amedisys, Kaiser Permanente, Ensign Group. The rapidly changing technological environment, such as telemedicine, could benefit both nursing care companies and patients. The present scenario is driving companies to change and refine their unique value proposition to achieve a strong market presence. Several trends will contribute to the growth of the senior living industry in the coming years. Due to demographic trends, and continuing medical healthcare advances, the senior population will continue to grow, which is expected to increase the demand for senior housing and healthcare services in future years.
The US nursing care market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue from 2019 to 2025 for the following segments:
Segmentation by Service Type
- Home Healthcare
- Assisted Living Facility
- Skilled Nursing Facility