Download: How to prepare your care home for the ageing population

According to the The Office for National Statistics (ONS), there will be almost 20 million people in the country aged 65 years and over by 2028, representing an 80% increase from today’s 11 million. And by 2036, the size of the UK population aged 85 years and over is projected to increase from 1.6 million (2.5% of the total population) to 2.6 million (3.5%).

Further research has also highlighted that many from this generation are unprepared for the care they will need in the future.

Of course, a home will always be limited by the physical space it has but there are many other ways in which care homes can prepare to care for larger numbers of residents, mostly by using the right technology to work smarter.

The new statistics represent a veritable tsunami in terms of the number of people that will be opting for a retirement setting or care home in just a few years time.

We’ve produced a FREE in depth report that highlights some key areas in which care homes and retirement communities can start planning for our ageing population.