Health - Senior citizens - Social
In the next twenty years, the ageing of the French population is going accelerate and the proportion of French people over the age of 75 will increase from 8.5% today to 13.6% in 2035 (data from INSEE). The principal consequence of an ageing population is the deteriorating health of individuals, leading to a loss of independence and then to situations of dependency. All public authorities will have to find responses to this significant trend and coordinate their actions in the various domains concerned (health, environment, training, etc.).
France's overarching strategy, like that of many other European countries confronted with the same problem, is focused on enabling people to remain in their own homes, which requires the development of appropriate services: home delivery (meals, but also books, for example), home help and home care, etc. Community and social care bodies have a major role to play in this respect, via the CCASs and CIAS in particular, in conjunction with the regional councils, who are responsible for most policy in this area.
When it is no longer possible for people to remain in their homes, there need to be specialist establishments available (long-stay centres, EHPAD, sheltered housing, etc.) which are specifically tailored in terms of their location, the level of services they offer, and their pricing structure. For many regions, the consequence of this is a strong need for investment, which may be covered in full or in part by private sector companies or not-for-profit entities or by public bodies.
- In this sector, Espelia deploys its full operational expertise. More specifically, the firm supports local authorities in:
- analysing the functioning of existing services and facilities
- developing and implementing a strategy for modernising the service, according to the needs and the constraints of the region
- efficiently implementing construction and management projects: contracting, creation of public or public/private operators, monitoring and optimisation of the running of facilities