Right at Home Launches in Brisbane, Bringing In-home Senior Care Solutions to Ageing Australians
Number of Seniors in Australia Expected to Double; Signals Growing Demand for Senior Care
BRISBANE, QLD - March 12, 2014 - According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the senior population of Australia is due for a significant upsurge over the next century. The Federal Government Inter-generation Report (IGR) projects that over the next 40 years, the proportion of the population over 65 years will almost double to around 25 percent. Furthermore, by 2030, 9 percent of the population over 65 is predicted to be living with Dementia - which will number nearly 500,000 Australians. As a response to this dramatic rise in the country’s ageing population, Right at Home, a leading in-home senior care company, is bringing a brand new care solution to Australia with plans to expand throughout the country.
At the helm of Right at Home Australia’s development is husband-and-wife duo Daryl and Karen Sahli alongside an exceptionally experienced team of business and healthcare professionals who are determined to provide the best medical and non-medical in-home care to seniors and disabled adults in Australia. Daryl and Karen have a deep understanding of entrepreneurship, franchising, and business operations having founded and operated a consulting firm that specifically helps franchises improve their system operations and efficiencies. Beyond their professional experience, Daryl and Karen have been personally confronted with the challenges presented by caring for ageing loved ones.
“The need for senior care solutions became very apparent to us in our own lives, as both Daryl and I have older parents, and everyone we know has family members who are entering their senior years,” said Karen. “We realized that many Australians really needed this type of care for themselves and their family members, but may not be familiar with how to get it. By bringing the Right at Home solution to the country, we’re looking forward to being able to provide this service for the entire Australian community.”
The couple, alongside an initial team that includes two experienced Registered Nurses, plans to launch their first office in Brisbane in the second quarter of 2014, before opening offices in both Sydney and Melbourne down the line.
“Our goal is simple - to improve the quality of life for Australian families,” Daryl said. “With Right at Home, we’ll be able to offer a quality of care that allows people to age in their own homes without compromising their lifestyles. We’ll also be able to alleviate some of the pressure and provide some peace of mind for families who are looking for care solutions for their aged or disabled loved ones.”
On a global scale, estimates show there will be over two billion people age 60 and older by 2050. While the in-home care industry is still in its infancy on a global front, and government regulations vary from country to country, the fact remains that the general public is ageing, living longer and wanting to spend their last years in the comfort of their own homes. Additionally, people aren't just growing older; they are living longer due to an increased commitment to health and wellness, as well as the advancement of medicine.
“With the substantial increase in the population of seniors throughout Australia, there is a huge and growing market for in-home senior care,” said Founder and CEO of Right at Home Allen Hager. “Fueled by Daryl and Karen’s experience, commitment and passion, we have an incredible opportunity to generate job creation and more business opportunities, but more significantly, to positively affect the health of the Australian population.”
In addition to Australia, Right at Home is providing in-home care to seniors and disabled adults in the United Kingdom, Brazil, China, Canada and Ireland.
About Right at Home International
Right at Home International is a global franchise organization based in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, licensed by its affiliate, Right at Home, Inc., to offer Master Franchises worldwide. Since its founding in 1995, Right at Home has grown to more than 400 locations on five continents, and is the first U.S. in-home senior care franchise to enter Brazil and China. Right at Home franchises, which are independently owned and operated, offer in-home care and assistance to seniors and disabled adults who want to continue living independently. Caregiving staff are thoroughly screened and trained prior to entering a client’s home. For more information about Right at Home International, please visit www.rahglobal.com. For information specific to the countries we serve, please visit http://www.rightathome.net/international-franchise-opportunities/where-we-are.
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