Given the demographic development, the significance of relatives providing nursing and care for their ill family members will continue to increase in future. For that reason the Federal Council is introducing a number of measures to better support relatives.
The Federal Council aims to improve the framework conditions for relatives providing care and nursing. On the one hand there is a need for better information and the expansion of respite services such as volunteer support or holiday beds in rest or nursing homes. In addition, measures are required that make it easier to balance work with caring for relatives.
This is why, as part of its health-policy priorities Health2020, the Federal Council has adopted the ‘Action plan for support and respite of relatives providing care’. These measures are to be implemented in cooperation with the cantons, communes and private organisations.
Last modification 02.07.2021
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