care4care: Need for specialists in the care sector facing aging, diversity and satisfaction – 2nd funding phase

This project is a follow-up to the project of the same name , which was completed in 2020 and, after successful evaluation by the MWK, has resulted in a second funding phase. under the participation of all actors involved in the care process - innovative strategies in staff recruitment, staff retention and personnel development in the care sector, especially considering:

  1. The demographic change in light of the personnel situation in the care sector
  2. The diversity of employees and the people in need of care and
  3. The satisfaction of employees and the people in need of care under constantly changing needs and expectations.

While in the first funding phase the focus was on carrying out extensive data collection and their individual analysis, the focus of the second funding phase is on their holistic view, entanglement and validation as well as the development of practical action concepts and approaches for all actors involved in the supply process. ZAFH care4care focuses on the following key aspects:

  • Service design
  • Work processes
  • Organisational culture
  • Remuneration and financing
  • Vocational education

The IAW is responsible for the focus on “remuneration and financing”. The approaches developed here are not intended to represent isolated considerations of incentives in the form of (fixed or flexible) salary components, but rather also include the aspect of financing these incentives and thus the entire care system. In addition to scientific proposals for funding, the focus also receives special impulses from current political developments such as the concerted action nursing or the nursing wage improvement law.

[*Centers for applied research (traditionally abbreviated ZAFH) are interdisciplinary, as well as inter-faculty and inter-university research associations. They are funded by the Ministry of Science Baden-Wurttemberg using the Structural Funds of the EU (ERDF) over a period of three to five years.]

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Contact Person:
Dr. Jochen Späth ( +49 7071 9896 14 // E-Mail )


2020 - ongoing