Our country is part of the bad pupils in the OECD, with a number of professionals less than the average in the sector of assistance to the elderly.
The Organization of economic cooperation and development draws lessons from the health crisis of sars coronavirus in a report it has just published : “Who cares ? Attract and retain social workers for the elderly “.
A dire shortage of workers
The situation of France is not glorious in this sector, starting with the employees in charge of the assistance to dependent people over 65 years of age. With 2.3 workers per 100 older workers in this age group in 2016, the Hexagon is clearly below the OECD average, which is 5. And excessively far from the top of the class, Norway and Sweden, where the number of such employees is greater than 12.
The creation of new positions, both in long-term care facilities, in the context of home-based care, is advocated in another report, ” Dialogue : old age and autonomy “, delivered in march 2019 by Dominique Libault, president of the High council of financing social protection.
The number of over 75 will have doubled and will exceed the $ 10.6 million French in 20 years. In the Face of an aging population, this same report Libault believes that the needs of the sector wide age range between 6 and 10 billion euros per year. The 175 proposals include job creation, but also a national plan of training for these professions.
Because it is another characteristic highlighted in the OECD report : the poor quality of jobs, both in term of pay and conditions of work, which grows four workers (or rather workers) on a five-to throw in the towel within two years.
Otherwise, warns the OECD, there is a real risk of a shortage, so that the sector would need 60 % of additional workers by 2040 in the 28 member countries.