Now a startup from Berlin has created a platform which enables families to find caregivers for their loved ones.
Carers are matched to a patient’s specific needs, and are subject to background checks – even when coming from abroad.
Once chosen, they move in with the person. As well as providing basic in-house care, they can help with housekeeping, cooking and organising activities such as trips.
If the chemistry isn’t there, the contract can be terminated at short notice.
For those who are healthy but no longer wish to live on their own, meanwhile, inter-generational apartment complexes have a lot to offer.