In Germany, the great shortage of caregivers

Nurses discuss the medical treatment of patients suffering from the coronavirus disease in the COVID-19 isolation ward of the DRK Kliniken Berlin Mitte hospital in Berlin, Germany, November 11, 2020.

Between general practitioners, specialists, nurses, caregivers and home helpers for the elderly, there is a shortage of more than 290,000 caregivers in Germany. The PWC firm evokes 1.8 million unoccupied positions by 2035. A real disaster as the population ages.

To remedy this, Germany is trying to attract foreign labour. The candidates are numerous, but the path difficult to be able to work in Germany.

A report by Delphine Nerbollier to be found in full in the program Accents d’Europe