Erfurt (dpa/th) - At the end of last year, more than every second person in need of care in Thuringia was cared for at home by relatives alone. The Techniker Krankenkasse (TK) referred to figures from the State Statistical Office on Tuesday. "Thuringia's largest nursing service are the relatives," said the head of the TK state representation, Guido Dressel. This makes it clear once again that caring relatives urgently need more support and relief.
"The unusually strong decline in inpatient care is probably due to the corona pandemic," said Dressel. Retirement and nursing homes were hit particularly hard.