Eine Frau, womöglich ein Pflegerin, sitzt neben einer älteren Frau und hält deren Hände. Beide Frauen sitzen offenbar im Zimmer einer Pflege-Einrichtung.

Care benefits

The benefits resulting from long-term care insurance should ensure that people in need of care are well-catered for. These include direct financial benefits (care allowance) as well as the assumption of costs for nursing services or housekeeping assistance. These articles cover the available care benefits.  

Care at home – the options

Care recipients who live at home can claim long-term care insurance benefits. Read more about these benefits here.

Applying for care benefits: how to do it

Anyone who is covered by health insurance and needs care is entitled to benefits from the long-term care insurance scheme. These need to be applied for. And there are some things to be aware of.

Partial residential care and respite care

People in need of care who are usually cared for at home are also entitled to partial residential care or respite care. But when are these services available to those who need it?

Care benefits available from statutory health insurance providers

Anyone who needs temporary care support or help at home can access it through their statutory health insurance provider. Find out more here about the benefits available and how to apply for them.

Services for the critically or terminally ill

People who are critically or terminally ill are entitled to specific services and advisory options. This article provides an overview.

Full-time residential care – costs and services

Various types of care facility are available in Germany for older people in need of residential care. Choosing the right one without assistance can be difficult. Cost-related questions also arise.

Care group homes: living in supported outpatient group homes

Care group homes are a way of living a self-determined life for as long as possible in old age. Anyone setting up or converting to group homes like these can claim support.