The rising costs of health care are a current and controversial topic worldwide. In particular, long-term care assistance is increasingly posing a financial challenge for many states. In Germany, spending on this form of assistance has really exploded in recent years.
The aging of the population and the desire of many people to be able to live in their own homes into old age are just some of the reasons for the increase in costs. However, the increasing use of technical aids and higher labor costs in the care sector are also contributing factors.