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Doubling of Supplementary Care Workers in Germany in Past Four Years

Correspondent: Isabelle Scholl

The number of care workers in nursing homes has more than doubled since 2013, from 28,000 to approximately 60,000 in 2017, according to the latest figures released by the German Ministry of Health. This increase translates to more than four additional care staff per nursing home. These personal caregivers provide a supportive function to nurses, helping residents with activities of daily living, doing their exercises, reading together, or going for walks. A statement released by the Ministry attributed the workforce increase to the government’s nursing care reforms enacted in recent years.

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