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26 Dec

Many Elderly Are Not Sufficiently Informed

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Despite a rising number of infirm people in our country, many of their right to free and independent advice are not informed. Currently about 2.25 million elderly people live in Germany, and forecasts show a rapid rate of increase for the next few years. Our population is getting older and thus increases the risk to be care, i.e. a person becomes older, higher increases the risk that he will care. Already every second it must adjust to be care in the age.

According to a study, 42% were from all the men who died in 2008 and even 60% on foreign aid by all women. Unfortunately, the topic of care case is”or long-term care” within the family is still a taboo subject. ” A representative Forsa study published in November indicates that approximately 60% of Germans have heard from mid-2008 agreed improvements in the care. Two-thirds of the survey (the above) 60 year old even approx. 80%) know not their legal entitlement to independent, neutral, and comprehensive maintenance advice.

As the confrontation with the topic for many families, children, or relatives comes unexpectedly. In most cases, then quick action is required: affected individuals and their families in the newly established care centres receive comprehensive help. Unfortunately, the knowledge of the maintenance bases in the population is rather low. Their combined and coordinated assistance and support services are largely unknown victims and relatives. This care reform consider 2008 even better the wishes and needs of infirm people and to help them to live, to live and to be cared for, how they want it. There a number of support and funding programmes. So caregivers received after six months claim to care representation on the holiday. Also the temporary exemption from work (up to 10 days), as well as the new maintenance time (Exemption from work up to six months) offers are the care recipient and are concentrated on the working families for good. Was also introduced the care level 0, for all ages-confused people who still do not meet the entitlement of care level 1, but still have a need for care. Also the stationary accommodation is supported especially by dementia sufferers people additional assistance and care services. Gerhard Schanz care bases-online.de

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