Demographic change: More in-home care

Demographic change is a reality: there are more and more older people in Germany, Europe and all over the world. This increases the percentage of people that need care. They are not only being cared for in professional care facilities but also gradually more often at home in private settings.


Photo: Caregiving relative with elderly woman in wheelchair

Family members often look for their relatives in need of care at home; © Trautmann

Graphic: Pie chart about how often caregiving relatives work

Full time job care: Two-thirds of caregiving family members are working everyday; © Pflegestudie der Techniker Krankenkasse 2014

Family members often provide care without (professional) assistance

Graphic: Tree chart - statements about care

Every fourth caregiving person does it on his or her own on a regular basis; © Pflegestudie der Techniker Krankenkasse 2014

Care consulting is largely unknown

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Photo: Nadine Lormis; Copyright: B. Frommann

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