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Source: The Left “The federal government ignores carers and their problems with a clear eye,” commented Pia Zimmerman, nursing policy spokeswoman for the group DIE LINKE, the response of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth to their parliamentary request. According to the Federal Statistical Office, 3.4 million people were in need of long-term care in December 2017 in the sense of the Nursing Insurance Act (SGB XI). About three quarters of them are cared for at home. Of these, around 1.8 million people were cared for by relatives alone. Pia Zimmermann continues: “Nurturing family members urgently need support, both idealistic and financially, but the Federal Government has revealed in its reply that it does not even make any estimates of how many care hours are provided by relatives. Also, the calculation of the compatibility of care and occupation contains more gaps than findings. This is refusal to work. Without a basis, the Federal Government can not establish viable concepts for the support of caring relatives and obviously does not intend to. People in need of care and their caregivers do not need politicians to pat their shoulders in Sunday’s speeches to the nation’s ‘greatest care service’. They need a federal government that relieves them. Instead, the federal government is playing for time. That’s an outrageous calculation on the back of caring relatives. “


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