Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market - Forecast(2023 - 2028)
Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market Overview
The Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market size is estimated to reach $6.5 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period 2021-2026. The cramped spaces, wet surfaces, and sharp corners of bathrooms cause difficulties for individuals who are sick, disabled, weak, or injured. Moreover, they can also increase the risk of accidents that can further worsen the patient’s condition. The use of mobility aids such as bath lifts, toilet seat raisers, and shower chairs in bathrooms and toilets ensure patient safety and convenience. These durable medical equipment devices can be implemented in homes, hospitals, and elderly care facilities in order to increase safety. The global rise in the geriatric population is anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period. However, the low product awareness in developing regions acts as a major challenge for the Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Industry.
The report: “Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market Forecast (2021-2026)”, by Industry ARC, covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market.
- Geographically, the North American Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market accounted for the largest share in 2020 owing to the increasing geriatric population and high awareness levels regarding the importance of patient safety and comfort in the region.
- An increase in accidents and diseases such as stroke, diabetes, and arthritis across the globe is anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period. However, the long lifecycle of the product and niche target market challenge demand generation.
- Detailed analysis on the Strength, Weaknesses, and Opportunities of the prominent players operating in the market will be provided in the Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market Report.
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Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market Segment Analysis - By Product Type
Based on Product Type, the Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market is segmented into Shower Chairs and Stools, Bath Lifts, Toilet Seat Raisers, Commodes, Handgrips and Grab Bars, and Bath Aids. The Commodes segment accounted for the largest share of the market in 2020 and is poised to dominate the market during the forecast period 2021-2026. Commodes are further segmented into toilet commodes and shower commodes. Shower commodes are designed to assist people who have difficulties standing for long periods in the shower. A shower commode enables the patient to be seated comfortably during showers and thereby increasing comfort. Toilet commodes can be fitted around standard toilets to increase patient mobility and comfort. The Bath Lift segment is projected to grow the fastest at a CAGR of 6.4% owing to their low costs and their ability to help patients safely get in and out of bathtubs.
Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market Segment Analysis - By End User
The Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market based on End User can be further segmented into Home Care, Hospitals, Elderly Care, and Others. The Home Care segment accounted for the largest Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market share in 2020. The rapid growth, especially in developing and developed markets during the forecast period is owing to the economic benefits offered by the segment when compared to hospitals. Moreover, rising cases of long-term or permanent disabilities caused by accidents also enable the growth of this segment. The hospital segment is anticipated to register significant growth at a CAGR of 6.7% owing to the increase in the prevalence of patients with neuromuscular disorders. This disorder leads to the restriction in mobility of the patient and thereby, in need of continuous support for mobility. Hospitals have the infrastructure and skilled nurses to provide the assistance. Some of the common progressive nervous system illnesses that may require long-term hospitalization include Muscular dystrophy and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market Segment Analysis - By Geography
The Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market based on Geography can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Rest of the World. The North American segment is projected to dominate the Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market during the forecast period 2021-2026 with a market share of 33% owing to the presence of highly developed healthcare infrastructure, favorable reimbursement policies, high importance of patient satisfaction, growing geriatric population, and high patient awareness levels in the region. Moreover, an increase in the prevalence of lifestyle illnesses and disorders such as diabetes, stroke, neurological conditions, and cardiovascular diseases is contributing to the rapid growth of the segment. The Asia Pacific region is predicted to register the fastest growth owing to the surge in disposable income and rising public investment in the healthcare sector.
Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market Drivers
Increase in Geriatric population is Projected to Drive Market Growth
As per the statistics, there were around 727 million persons over the age of 65 in 2020, and constituted 9.3% of the overall population. The geriatric population is predicted to reach 16% by 2050. This is anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period as the geriatric population is more prone to disabilities. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2 out of every 5 adults age 65 years and older in the US have a disability. This is increasing the adoption of Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices in Elderly Care facilities.
The rise in Lifestyle disorders is Anticipated to Boost Product Demand
Owing to the growth in global disposable income and urbanization, more people are following a sedentary lifestyle. This is causing an increase in lifestyle diseases such as obesity, hypertension, stroke, and diabetes. Around 39% of the global adult population is overweight and 9.8% suffer from diabetes. Furthermore, 26% of the population suffers from hypertension and this is projected to reach 29% by 2025. This is anticipated to increase the risk of developing permanent disabilities. For instance, according to the CDC, 38.2 percent of US adults with a disability are obese, 11.5 percent of adults with a disability have heart disease and 16.3 percent of adults with a disability have diabetes.
Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market Challenges
The Long Product Life Cycle is Anticipated to Hamper Market Growth
Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices such as lifts, commodes and grab bars are made of robust and durable materials such as steel and polymer. This not only increases product safety but also ensures that the device will be long-lasting. Moreover, the Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices are designed to be reusable, therefore they are usually a one-time investment. This is combined with the fact that the market is a niche, significantly limiting growth opportunities. Furthermore, devices such as handgrips and grab bars can be used by multiple individuals as they are permanently installed in bathrooms. This further reduces growth opportunities, especially in hospitals and elderly care centers.
Low Product Awareness in Developing Regions is Projected to Limit Growth Opportunities
The low product awareness in low and middle-income countries acts as a major challenge for the Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market. Patients or caretakers are usually not aware of the exitance of such products which results in increased patient dissatisfaction and suffering. Moreover, the devices used to assist patients in bathrooms are usually improvised or homemade. This poses a significant risk to the health and safety of disabled individuals. This is further worsened by lax regulations regarding handicap accessibility in the region. Furthermore, the high cost of some of the Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices and lack of favorable reimbursement policies significantly limit market penetration in low-income countries.
Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market Industry Outlook:
Product launches, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and geographical expansions are key strategies adopted by players in the Bathroom & Toilet Assist Devices Market. The top 10 companies of the industry include:
- Medical Device Depot
- DIETZ GmbH
- Juvo Solutions
- Bischoff & Bischoff GmbH
- Invacare Corporation
- Prism Medical
- Sunrise Medical LLC
- GF Health Products
- Etac AB
- In June 2020, GF Health Products acquired a large share of Gendron, leading designers, and manufacturers of mobile patient management. This acquisition will further allow GF Health Products to provide an integrated system of products to assist in the care of bariatric patients and residents.
- In December 2019, Prism Medical announced that they completed the acquisition of Harvest Healthcare Ltd. The acquisition of Harvest allows Prism Medical to substantially increase the Group’s presence in care homes, hospitals, and loan stores in the UK.
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