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Martin Simenc Presents Industry Outlook for Home Modifications at SIPP Conference

Author: Martin Simenc | Posted: 5/28/2015 | Views: 2645

Martin Simenc, President of Home Safety Services, was invited to present a Home Modifications Industry Outlook at this year's Senior Injury Prevention Project Conference held in Emeryville, California.  The 300+ attendees heard an optimistic outlook for the rapidly evolving and growing field of home modifications.

Simenc explained how a confluence of developments is combining to form a "perfect storm" situation that will result in exponential growth in home modifications in the next few years.  Some of the issues Simenc highlighted that will drive the market growth included:

  • Growth of the aging population ("Senior Tsunami");
  • Recognition of the desire of seniors to remain at home;
  • Growing efficacy of Home Modifications in preventing falls;
  • Recognition that home is the lowest cost of care location;
  • Dramatic increase in the number of providers;
  • Growth of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO?s);
  • Increased focus upon reducing hospital re-admissions;
  • Home health reimbursements to be tied to fall prevention and ADLimprovements; and
  • Cal-Duals & integrated healthcare systems piloting home modifications as a covered benefit.

Simenc concluded that "the above factors will combine to dramatically increase the adoption of home modifications resulting in a growth rate far in excess of the rate of population growth."

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