Berlin / Hamburg (dpa / lno) - those in need of care had to pay more money for their care in the home again last year.

In Hamburg, the costs amount to around 2080 euros, according to data from the Association of Replacement Funds (vdek) as of January 1, 2021.

That is 111 euros or 5.6 percent more than a year earlier.

Hamburg is thus in the upper middle field in a country comparison.

On a nationwide average, the own contributions rose to 2068 euros per month.

That is 128 euros or 6.6 percent more than at the beginning of 2020.

Home places remain the most expensive in North Rhine-Westphalia with an average of 2460 euros.

The lowest co-payments are in Saxony-Anhalt at 1,465 euros.

On the one hand, the sums include the co-payment for pure care and support.

Because, unlike health insurance, long-term care insurance only bears part of the costs.

For home residents, there are also costs for accommodation, food and investments in the facilities.

The co-payment for pure care alone rose in Hamburg from 661 to 737 euros (+11.5 percent), on a national average from 731 to 831 euros (+13.7 percent).

At the end of 2019, almost 16,300 people were living in full inpatient care in Hamburg's nursing homes, according to the statistical office.


The honorary chairman of the Association of Substitute Funds (vdek), Uwe Klemens, told the German Press Agency that those affected needed support.

The planned care finance reform must therefore be passed before the federal election.

Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has presented key points for a reform in order to counteract the burdens.

According to this, a maximum of 700 euros per month should be paid as an own share for pure care, limited to 36 months.

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