20.12.2022
Pilot Project for Restructuring a Nursing Home in Karlsfeld

Pilot Project for Restructuring a Nursing Home in Karlsfeld

Prof. Rothgang and Team at SOCIUM are Partners in Flagship Project “Long-Term Care 2030”

The kick-off event at Karlsfeld on 19th December 2022 marked the beginning of a pilot project on long-term care for tomorrow, a joint initiative of SOCIUM and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (Fraunhofer IIS) together with the Korian Foundation for Long-Term Care and Aging with Dignity (Korian Stiftung für Pflege und würdevolles Altern) as well as Korian Deutschland GmbH. Read more ...

29.11.2022
COVID-19: People in need of care and staff in nursing homes were hardest hit

COVID-19: People in need of care and staff in nursing homes were hardest hit

Heinz Rothgang and Rolf Müller from SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, University of Bremen, have drawn up the Long-Term Care Report 2022, commissioned by BARMER

On Tuesday, November 29, the 2022 BARMER Long-Term Care Report was presented in Berlin. Besides a general overview and an evaluation of long-term care policy over the past year, the focus chapter in this year’s Report analyzes the impact of Covid-19 on the nursing home sector. Not only are the effects on the residents and the homes themselves examined, but also the financial effects on long-term care insurance. Read more ...

05.10.2022
Discursive Smoke Grenades

Discursive Smoke Grenades

A sociological perspective on “alternative facts”

Nils Kumkar’s new book investigates alternative facts from a sociological, communication theory perspective: What is fought about and what is agreed upon when alternative facts are shaping the debates? What is their communicative function? Read more ...