In New Zealand, the aged care sector is experiencing a period of significant growth fuelled predominantly by the ageing population. According to IBISWorld, the 2015–2020 average industry growth of Aged Residential Care (ARC) services was 4.3%. This is putting a greater strain on services to deliver high-quality, compliant care.
The global pandemic added to these mounting pressures since elderly people are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 complications.
This fact sheet takes a look at the industry challenges in aged care, such as:
- A workforce in demand
- Competition for skilled workers
- Worker remuneration
and which ELMO solutions can help.