Post-Acute, Staffing and Distribution
Our view on Post-Acute, Staffing and Distribution
With the aging Baby Boomer generation (those born between 1946-1964), over 10,000 Americans become Medicare-eligible every day in the U.S. This is expected to continue and even accelerate as the “Silver Tsunami” or “Graying of America” plays out over the next several decades. This dynamic, combined with a relatively fixed supply of long-term care beds (i.e. nursing homes, assisted living facilities) are key drivers behind consumers, payers and providers seeking to serve patients in lower acuity, lower cost site of care. With procedure volumes increasingly flowing outside the four walls of the hospital, traditional brick-and-mortar, hospital-centric healthcare is in the midst of seismic transformation, with a focus on community-based ancillary care and developing an established network of high-quality, outcomes-focused post-acute care providers.
The shift from fee-for-service to fee-for-value is driving increased demand for new and emerging care models, risk-based contracting capabilities, capitated reimbursement expertise, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures, as well as increased emphasis on improving clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. At Edgemont, we partner with and advise founder-owned, entrepreneur-led and private equity-backed business in post-acute care (home health, hospice, personal care, chronic care management), staffing and distribution (direct-to-consumer and business-to-business) sectors to help them evolve and address the challenges created by the aging population, undeniable caregiver shortage as well as the disruption to traditional distribution channels (i.e. “Amazon effect”).