Ageing in Diversity. Care and Care Preferences in Germany as an Immigration Country

Policy Brief l November 2015

Germany's immigration society is ageing, which gives rise to new challenges, needs and expectations when it comes to care for the sick and elderly. Language skills, religious affiliation, cultural background and the sex of the care professional are central aspects of culturally sensitive care. But research on the relationship between care of the sick and elderly and migration has not supplied much reliable data about what people with and without a migration background expect of care. To at least gain insight into some aspects, the Policy Brief presents the data of the SVR Integration Barometer on care preferences and provides recommendations for action for low threshold access to advisory and information services and more culturally sensitive care Services.