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Zweites Gesetz zur Stärkung der pflegerischen Versorgung und zur Änderung weiterer Vorschriften (Zweites Pflegestärkungsgesetz (PSG II)) (Second Act to Strengthen Long-term Care)

Government of Germany Country Resources General Health Legislation Germany 21 December 2015 Legislation/regulation dementia, elderly care, residential care

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Zentrales erstrangiges Ziel des PSG II ist die Einführung eines neuen Pflegebedürftigkeitsbegriffs und einer neuen Systematik der Beurteilung/Einschätzung der Pflegebedürftigen. Es ist motiviert durch die Erkenntnis, dass die bisherige Begutachtung der Pflegebedürftigen, die sich überwiegend an rein körperlichen Gebrechen orientierte, keine zufriedenstellende Lösung für die steigende Zahl von Demenzkranken bietet.

Central aim of PSG II was the introduction of the new definition and criteria for determination of care dependency. It further introduces a new systematic for determining the degree of need of care for individuals. This was motivated by the fact that before, this determination only took into consideration factors of physical health and did not provide a satisfactory solution for the increasing number of people suffering from dementia.

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