A majority of people under the age of 40 would care for their own loved ones.
Hamburg – This was the result of a representative survey by the Institute for Demoskopie Allensbach, which was carried out as part of the nursing report of the DAK health insurance and will be published on Tuesday. According to this, two out of three people between the ages of 16 and 39 would be willing to take on care responsibilities in the family. The report has been submitted to the German Press Agency in advance.
“The care report shows that the young generation is ready to take on responsibility and to stand up for their family members,” said the DAK chief executive, Andreas Storm. The topic of care is not a taboo among young people, but is anchored in everyday life for many. A third of this age group already has family members who are dependent on care or help in everyday life. In addition, 84 percent of those who are already caring for or caring for family members would do so again, according to the survey. The willingness is slightly higher among women (71 percent) than among men (66 percent). Regardless of social status or age, between 67 and 70 percent of those surveyed would care for family members.
Therefore, according to Storm, framework conditions have to be created so that young people can combine caring activities with training, studies and work. “It is the task of the coming federal government to create a better balance between care and work.” Otherwise there will be fewer and fewer people in the future who want to and are able to look after relatives at home. The head of the study, Thomas Klie, called for home care to be strengthened. “Against the background of the shortage of skilled workers, we will soon reach the capacity limits in nursing homes.” (dpa)