The care insurance contributions must rise according to a study, in six years, in order to cover the growing costs of an ageing society. The “Süddeutsche Zeitung” reported, citing a study commissioned by the Bertelsmann Foundation.
Therefore, the researchers of the economic research Institute Prognos calculated that the contribution between the years 2025 and 2045 will rise to 4.25 percent. At a current average income of 3771 euros gross more than 45 Euro would be the month. At the beginning of the year, the contribution rate by 0.5 points, to 3.05 percent of gross income.
Ministers are working on the introduction of area-wide collective wage
In their analysis, the researchers assume that up to the year 2045, five million people in Germany care to be in need of. In the year 2017, it was vulnerable only 3.3 million. At the same time be able to provide in the coming years, less and less families for their aging family members: The number of children decreases, more and more women are working, instead of taking care of their parents, and more and more rare all the generations together under one roof. If this trend continues, will be living in the year 2045, around 28 percent of the people in need of care in old people’s homes.
Among the most expensive developments to the community of insured persons, therefore also the wages of the nurses and orderlies. The researchers based their forecast on the expected gross domestic product in the coming years. This cost development, however, is “not completely” – said in the study. Finally, the Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU), Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil, and Minister for the family, Franziska Giffey (both SPD) are working together with health care associations, churches and trade unions, for the old nurse in the future, a tariff ceiling, to introduce salary.
Bertelsmann Foundation: policy needs to consider new financing models for care
So important to have a better pay for the employees is so expensive it is for the Insured. In the same way as the contributions to nursing care insurance, therefore, in the long run, the co-payments for families could rise to the nursing homes.
In the longer term, says Stefan Etgeton of the Bertelsmann Foundation, had the care of the patient not sure. At least, "if it is in the context that we haben" today;. Soon, the policy should therefore reflect on new financing models for care in Germany – for example, through tax money.
Working conditions of nurses rated 60% of the respondents as "schlecht"
In the care sector itself, the mood is according to a survey from bad to worse. The editorial network Germany reported, citing the "Care-Climate-Index" on behalf of the German care tags that should be presented on Wednesday. In a representative survey by the end of 2018 under the nurses, Doctors, patient, relatives as well as representatives of funds and organisations, 29 percent of the respondents judged accordingly to the quality of care only as "mangelhaft". That’s five percentage points more than in the previous year.
28 percent of the estimated patient safety as a "niedrig" a. In 2017, the proportion was 26 percent. The working conditions of the nurses rated 60% of the respondents as "schlecht". This is an increase of at least nine percentage points.
Number of needy people in North Rhine-Westphalia, rises
In North Rhine-Westphalia, about 10,000 a lack of skilled workers, according to a study commissioned by the state government is already in health professions. The Report "Country Reporting Gesundheitsberufe" come to the conclusion that in the health – and sick care 5159 nursing full-time professionals, in the children’s nursing 665 and in the care of the elderly 4268 care professionals in full-time were missing. The " reported;Cologne City Of-Anzeiger" with reference to the NRW Ministry of health.
The demand for Skilled workers has increased, the latest data show, said a Ministry spokesman in Düsseldorf. These came from the year 2017. According to the previous Report with data from the 2015 2290 full-time were missing at that time in nursing Professions, with a three-year qualification. The newspaper report says that the number of needy people increased in the period between 2012 and 2015 of around 581 500 638 100.
A reason of the injury crisis, the expansion of the supply offer of the institutions of outpatient and inpatient care, which is needed now more specialists, health Minister Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU), said the "Cologne City Of-Anzeiger". "We need to clearly educate more, especially in hospitals." As a further cause for a state of emergency, the Minister called the lack of teachers at the nursing schools. "As a consequence, from the present Numbers we are graduates, therefore, from now on Undergraduate and graduates as full-time teachers zulassen", announced Laumann.