Report exposes challenges of work in elder care


A new report from the Kommunal municipal workers' union reveals the increasing demands being placed on workers providing care for the elderly who find themselves so overworked with so many staff shortages that they don't have enough time for breaks. The union warns that staffing levels are often so low that they put elderly people at risk. Kommunal is calling for minimum staffing levels on the basis of full-time, permanent workers with appropriate levels of training who can guarantee continuity of care. The current situation is so bad that is driving many workers away from the service.

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