Demand in the U.S. market for home care products and equipment continues to rise, with an aging population and an ongoing shift of chronic care patients from hospitals to home. New medical-technology devices are making it possible for the aging population and individuals with acute illnesses to remain at home and advances in treating acute diseases such as heart failure have transformed them into chronic diseases, allowing patients to live more productive lives at home as well. The Market for Home Care Products, 8th Edition, covers the market for products specially designed to assist with regular tasks of daily living. As part of its market analysis, this report includes the following information:
Home care products assist individuals with activities related to daily living and may also provide medical treatment that would otherwise be obtained through a hospital or other care facility. Products that assist with daily living include home medical equipment such as ambulatory aids, bathroom safety supplies and home care beds and support surfaces; and general equipment and supplies. Products that provide palliative care include infusion devices; oxygen therapy equipment and defibrillators. These offer treatment that would otherwise be provided in a healthcare facility. Related segments covered in this report include:
The following trends directly affect his industry and are covered in this report:
A broad range of companies compete within the U.S. market for home care products. Most are small, privately-held companies that are active within only one or two segments. Many of these companies have long histories supplying a relatively specialized range of home care products and record annual sales in the range of $5 to $20 million; for some, sales are under $1 million. Although a few have international businesses, most operate exclusively in the United States. Companies profiled in this report include:
Information for this report was gathered from a wide variety of published sources including company reports, catalogs, materials and public filings; government documents; trade journals; newspapers and business press; analysts' reports and other sources. Interviews with company representatives were conducted to capture the perspectives from industry participants' point of view and assess trends, and form the basis of the forecasting and competitive analysis. Dollar figures represent the U.S. market and are expressed in current dollars. Sales estimates are provided for the historic 2012 to 2014 period and forecasts are provided through 2019. The base year is 2014. The size of each market segment refers to manufacturers' revenues.