Wiesbaden - In Germany, 818,300 people in need of care live in fully inpatient nursing home. That was just under quarter (24 percent) of all 3.41 million people in need of care, as the Federal Statistical Office announced today in Wiesbaden based on the care statistics at the end of 2017.
A good 92 percent or 756,600 of the fully inpatient care needs were accordingly 65 years or older. A good three quarters (76 percent or 2.59 million) of all those in need of care were cared for at home at the end of 2017.
Of these, 1.76 million people in need of care were mainly cared for by relatives and 830,000 people in need of care together with or primarily by an outpatient care service.
764,600 people worked in total of 14,480 nursing homes in Germany (including homes with semi-stationary care), 221,000 of them full-time. The 14,050 outpatient care services employed 390,300 people, 109,700 of whom were full-time.