Current and future importance of the supply of mobile home care and assistance services

The demographic development of the coming decades will bring with it a rapidly growing number of care-dependent people. Therefore, the question of the future design of nursing and care services is central, especially as the potential for exclusively informal care by relatives is continuously decreasing. Home care is the predominant form of care in Austria. Legislation also gives priority to the expansion of care services at home. Against this background, this study will focus on the area of mobile services. The current and future socio-economic importance of these services will be examined from various perspectives. The future demand and the impending shortage of nursing and care personnel will also be quantified in detail and under various policy scenarios, based on projection methods already used by WIFO.