The federation of the elderly has drawn up a catalog of requirements for the future of care
LINZ. The oö. Seniorenbond presented yesterday a comprehensive "health insurance package", the provincial head Josef Pühringer wants to submit to the federal government.
Josef Pühringer (wo.)
By 2040, the number of people in need of care in Oberösterreich alone will rise to 126,000, on the basis of predictions from WIFO and planning of the demand for land. "Urgent point" is the attractiveness of the nursing profession, said Pühringer, plus the introduction of a nursing education. This also depends on the success of further measures: 78 percent of all dependents are cared for by the family, almost half of whom are assisted by mobile help. "The caring family members must be relieved, they do the most important work," said Pühringer. This would require a national, comprehensive concept with the expansion of mobile and short-term care and an increase in the health care allowance. "Overlook" is often the meaning of health prevention, which must be supported by bonus systems. From 2022 onwards, an extensive financial concept should replace the long-term care fund.
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