BY BETH YOUNG
Senior Vice President
Many 2016 healthcare trends will continue from 2015; but some trends will be more noticeable. Overall, medical providers want to be more accessible to patients, provide better care and lower expenses. For real estate investors who focus on healthcare properties, here’s a list of what you may expect:
- The greatest demographic factor to affect healthcare: age! Everyone knows about the Baby Boomers and the effect they will have on healthcare; but did you know 35% of all men over age 25 are considered obese. The work/life balance is now more important than compensation. As people age, they move closer to their children. Family members are making choices for their parents. The demographics in the U.S. will continue to evolve, so developers and landlords will adjust and put more emphasis on flexibility for their clients.