As a national thought leader in senior living, post-acute, and long-term care, Health Dimensions Group® (HDG®) is uniquely positioned to consider current and emerging trends affecting the aging services profession. Each year, we release the Top Trends white paper and webinar, our look into the year ahead.
While there are many challenges ahead, the workforce crisis remains a significant hurdle. It is a contributing factor to many of the issues being felt across the continuum, including rising costs and other economic pressures, difficulties in placing patients, and trouble meeting rapidly changing regulatory requirements. All of this on top of increasing acuity, evolving preferences of residents, significant payment changes, and lasting effects from the pandemic add up to a lot for providers to overcome.
It is said that with every challenge comes opportunity, and this coming year will be no different. These uncertainties make way for creativity and new possibilities. From hospitals looking at post-acute care in a new light, growing alternative models of care, improved people and culture approaches, and opportunities for strategic redesign, there is much to be optimistic about in the year ahead. It will be vital for providers to understand the trends, challenges, and opportunities in order to pivot to new strategies and reposition themselves for success.