Supporting Family Carers of Older People in Europe: The National Background Report for Germany

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Lit, 2007 - Social Science - 120 pages
A wide variety of care services for older people are offered in Germany. However, these services are characterised by a strong disintegration. The lack of efficient coordination and cooperation structures between different service providers makes it more difficult to organise comprehensive support and relief for family carers. This report provides an overview of the current situation and needs of family carers, the socio-political frame of family caring, the coverage and usage of social and health related care services as well as trends and perspectives regarding future provision of services.

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