MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “Family carers do extraordinary things every day. You compensate for the wrong decisions in the care policy and are left alone by the federal government ”, comments Pia Zimmermann, spokeswoman for care policy of the parliamentary group DIE LINKE, the current figures of the Federal Statistical Office. “More than half of the people in need of care are cared for at home by relatives alone. This also means that more than half of the people in need of care are well cared for because of the high level of responsibility of their relatives. The federal government is taking advantage of this sense of responsibility and is doing too little to finance the care provided by relatives as needed. ” Zimmermann continues: “In the coalition agreement, caregiving relatives were promised an unbureaucratic relief budget in which various services were combined. All that is available so far are vague and completely inadequate declarations of intent. People in need of care and their relatives are left to starve to death on their long arms. The federal government cannot even ensure the supply of personal protective equipment during the corona pandemic. Without this concrete help, the assurances of the federal government will remain lip service. That is embarrassing and shameful. “
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