Increased Demand for Recycled Health Care Equipment
There have been three major trends in the media for the past few months:
1. Many countries in the world are concerned with attempting to balance their budgets.
2. Health care costs will continue to rise as the population ages.
3. The government’s ability to fund health care equipment will be substantially reduced due to budget constraints.
The demand for recycled health care equipment will increase dramatically as government spending decreases over the next few years. Bottom line is that more and more families will need to pay for their own home health care equipment needs in the near future. Many products like stair lifts, power chairs, scooters, vertical lifts, patient lifts and rollators have a life span of 10 years. The average user’s needs of these products change on the average every 3 years. The core of the SILVER CROSS mandate is to organize the recycling of home accessibility and mobility equipment so that health care professionals and families can obtain the products they need to maintain their independence and lifestyle.