This report, The Market for Home Care Products, 7th. Edition covers the market for products specially designed to assist with regular tasks of daily living. Growth in the ambulatory aids market continues to be driven by several key trends including the aging U.S. population, new product introductions and relatively generous government reimbursement programs, despite recent modifications. As part of its market analysis, this report includes the following information:
Home medical equipment such as mobility aids and bathroom safety supplies, for example, addresses the needs of individuals requiring assistance with activities of daily living. For administering certain drugs, particularly anti-infectives and nutritional products, infusion therapy allows individuals to receive care in their own homes, for greater quality of life as well as considerably lower expense than inpatient treatment. Oxygen therapy equipment assists individuals with breathing difficulties resulting from severe lung diseases. Defibrillators may be used on an emergency basis to re-start the hearts of patients with cardiovascular impairments. Miscellaneous medical equipment may be used to manage chronic conditions including incontinence and stomas, while general supplies support other home care segments. Segments in this report include:
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. Although a few have international businesses, most operate exclusively in the United States.
Companies profiled in this report include:
The following trends directly affect his industry and are covered in this report:
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.