The term "live-in care work" ("Personenbetreuung" in German) is the official and legal term used to describe the labour of care workers in Austria. Terms such as "24-hour care" or "24/7 care" are often used in this industry, but these terms do not correspond to the statutory designation, and create unrealistic expectations of working hours, breaks and permitted activities for care workers.

The introduction and use of the “live-in care” legal term in everyday language will contribute to a better understanding of the profession and, therefore, to better protection for care workers against exploitation in the workplace.

Therefore, IG24 explicitly only uses the correct and legal term for your profession: live-in care work.

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