Seeing India Senior Care First Hand In December 2015, I made a trip to India to explore how the senior living industry across India is developing. This trip reflects our growing conviction that senior living operators need to incorporate an evaluation of the Indian senior care market at the same time as they evaluate China. I wrote the following in Forbes nearly 18 months ago, and it holds equally true today: "For all that has been written about China’s impending aging crisis, few foreign investors and operators are paying equal attention … [Read more...] about India Senior Care – An opportunity for your company?
Interested in learning more about India’s senior care market? Then register for the upcoming Retirement Living World 2014, held from December 11-12 in Mumbai, India. More information available here. Three of India's leading thinkers and entrepreneurs working in their country's emerging senior living industry recently responded to some questions about how the industry is developing, and what they see as the key challenges. More follows:Tell us briefly about your journey to senior living in India. How did you break into the industry … [Read more...] about More Q&A’s with Senior Living Entrepreneurs within India
Interested in learning more about India's senior care market? Then register for the upcoming Retirement Living World 2014, held from December 11-12 in Mumbai, India. More information available here. And, for more information on Portea Medical, read Benjamin Shobert's profile of them and the overall senior care market within India at Forbes here.Can you tell a little bit about Portea Medical - brief history & it's unique offerings?Portea Medical believes in bringing to customers’ homes affordable medical services of the highest … [Read more...] about Q&A w/ Meena Ganesh, Co-Founder and CEO of Portea Medical India
It is a country whose elderly population will expand from 100 million today to over 300 million by 2050. It is a country where long-standing traditions for how families care for their elderly loved ones is at odds with rural to urban migration patterns and the growing participation of women in the country’s workforce. It is a country that has a growing middle class, with an appetite for spending on health and wellness products. It is a country where little in the way of regulations around senior care exists today, even though the government is … [Read more...] about Thinking Strategically About International Markets for Aged Care
Last May, Frost & Sullivan published a report that received good attention from pharmaceutical and medical device companies. The report, titled “BRIC is Not Delivering Promises of High Growth in Healthcare Markets,” brought much-needed clarity to much of the euphoria about top-line growth targets in BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). Little could Frost & Sullivan have known that roughly a month after their report was published, the GlaxoSmithKline scandal would break in China which drew even further attention not only to … [Read more...] about China Might Slow, But the Region Won’t
Last weekend, during the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) Conference in Istanbul, I was able to present a paper and research on how home healthcare is evolving in BRIC economies. As was mentioned in a recent Forbes column, what Japan refers to as a “post-Communicable Disease” world, average lifespans have increased. This is a great good, but as with any aspect of the human experience, it comes with implications that are not entirely positive. In the case of curing communicable disease, the world is left with the reality of long-term … [Read more...] about Lessons on the Development and Regulation of Home Healthcare from BRIC Countries