Press release: 12.153-219/19

Care services in 2018: 153 500 persons cared for at home, 95 100 in nursing homes

Vienna, 2019-12-17 – In 2018, a total of 153 486 clients were cared for by outpatient services and 95 100 people in care lived in inpatient facilities that were financially supported by social assistance or the means-tested income scheme. 9 871 people claimed benefits of short-term care in inpatient facilities and semi-inpatient services were provided to 8 188 people. 3 485 people lived in alternative living facilities without permanent care (assisted living).

The gross expenditure for long-term care benefits amounted to €3.9 billion. The net expenditure for all services amounted to €2.3 billion, whereby more than half (59%) of gross expenditure was paid by the Laender and the municipalities, and 36% were covered by revenues.

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