31 August 2018

Growing Demand: Numbers of elderly in 24-hour care set to double by 2035


A new study, published in the Lancet Public Health journal, has indicated that the number of people aged 85 and over needing 24-hour care is set to double in England between 2015 and 2035.

It discovered that the number of 65-year-olds and over needing round-the-clock care is also set to rise by a third.

Newcastle University and the London School of Economics and Political Science carried out the modelling study, which evidenced that the fastest growing demographic in the UK is elderly people over 85, whose numbers are projected to more than double by 2035, increasing by 1.5 million.

Many of these elderly will develop multiple long-term health conditions, including dementia and diabetes, leading to increasingly complex care needs.

The number of over-85s requiring help throughout the day with tasks such as dressing, bathing and going to the toilet is estimated to almost double to 446,000 by 2035.

By the same time, the experts predict that a million over-65s will need similar 24-hour care.

What does this mean for Newcross?

The growing demand for trained complex carers will mean the demand for trained staff will rise accordingly. At Newcross, we're pioneers in Complex Care scenarios, where our specially trained staff provide one-to-one support, typically within an individual's home. Every month we deliver between 150 and 200 clinical courses to over 1,000 Nurses and Healthcare Assistants, enabling our staff to act appropriately. 

We offer comprehensive care for a range of complex needs including:

  • Complex care for adults, children and young people

  • 24-hour live-in care

  • Sit-in service

  • Mental health and wellbeing 

  • Learning disability support

  • Palliative care

  • Home ventilation management

  • Renal care

  • Head injury rehabilitation

  • Chemotherapy management

  • Degenerative neurological conditions

  • Spinal injury

  • Hereditary conditions

Every care package we provide is unique, and our experienced clinical lead nurses will work with you and members of our team to create the right package for you. Our specialist clinical teams located in Newcross branches across the UK can help you decide how much support you need, from full 24-hour care packages to supported living and maintaining independence.

Click here for more information about our complex care specialisms and job opportunities.