Coronavirus and the Rising Need for Healthcare
The current status of the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is changing by the day. It is affecting people, supply chains, economic markets, and travel. So far, it has reached 6 out of the 7 continents. At this time, there are too many unknowns about this virus and because there is no vaccine for it, it is simply too dangerous to ignore.
Currently, it is the elderly population and those who suffer from respiratory illness or disease, that are high risk. COVID-19 is an upper respiratory virus, so it is more dangerous for people who are already compromised from lung conditions. For most healthy individuals, however, they will most likely experience typical cold and flu symptoms. According to the CDC, most of the general public who contract COVID-19 will have a full recovery. It is our due diligence however, that we protect those around us and do our best to stop the spread of the Coronavirus.
What Do We Do from Here?
The first step is not to panic, but rather, be cautious and careful. There is a fear that hospitals and healthcare specialists will be limited to serve those who are seeking medical care, due to how rapidly the Coronavirus is spreading. Hospitals, urgent care, and doctor’s offices are filling up fast. Without adequate space and staff, patients who are in critical condition may not receive the medical care they need. By keeping the spread of the virus to a minimum, this will help to keep hospitals and medical clinics available to those who are seeking care.
A Rising Need for Healthcare
Whether or not COVID-19 was an issue, there is a continual need to bring healthcare closer to patients. As the baby boomer group ages, a need for healthcare increases because of the vast size of their demographic. The baby boomer generation is estimated at around 73 million people, currently. By the year 2030, all baby boomers will be 65 years of age or older. It is because of this, that a need for medical care will rise.
Modular Medical Clinics and How They Can Help
With a rising demand for medical clinics, change is developing in the way that medical care is delivered to patients. Rather than building more hospitals, there is an opportunity to bring more healthcare to individuals in the form of independent medical clinics.
Many retirement communities have begun to implement these modular medical clinics to their facilities so that residents do not have to travel far to get the care they need. Colleges and Universities have been doing this for years, as they provide their students with a medical building right on campus. Many businesses, such as manufacturers, also do this. Medical clinics offer care to people within a community in both an efficient and timely manner.
Healthcare is a competitive market, and efficiency is everything. With a modular medical building, it is important to receive a quality healthcare building, while at the same time protecting your bottom line. Speed is also important, and this is especially true during a time such as what we are facing now. The streamlined processes used in modular building construction makes it a highly cost-effective alternative to typical construction methods. If you are looking to expand your facilities and are considering a modular medical clinic, we can help. Contact us today to get started on the right healthcare building for your needs (877) 438-8627.
In the meantime, stay protected and be careful.