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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.  

Applying for care benefits

If someone is in need of care, they are entitled to claim long-term care insurance benefits. Find out here which steps are important and where to get the advice you need.

Nursing care allowance for self-organized care

Nursing care allowance is a long-term care insurance benefit. The monthly payment helps care recipients to organize care at home independently.

Digital care applications (DiPA)

Digital care applications (DiPA) are a new type of care benefit. They support people who are in need of care and their loved ones. Find out how DiPA are used to support care on a daily basis.

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.

Respite care allowance – giving family carers a short break

Respite care allowance covers the cost of care for short periods when family carers are temporarily unavailable. The person in need of care can remain in their familiar environment during this time.

Full-time residential care

Full-time residential care is an option if people who are in need of care cannot be cared for at home. This article discusses points to consider in terms of costs and the choice of a care facility.

Who can avail of supported living?

Supported living (also known as assisted living) enables people who are in need of support to live in private accommodation and to lead a self-determined life as independently as possible.

Applying for care aids

Care recipients with a care grade are entitled to care aids, such as a care bed or bed pads. They need to apply to their long-term care insurance fund to have the costs covered.

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.

Short-term care: temporary residence in a care facility

Short-term care is useful when care at home is temporarily not possible. People in need of care can move into a care facility during this period. Long-term care insurance contributes to the costs.

Partial residential care: day and night care

Day and night care facilities support care at home. Read on to find out what costs you will incur and how partial residential care can be financed.

When the costs of care are too much – help with care

People in need of care can apply for help with covering care costs if their income or pension isn’t enough. Information is provided here about applications, benefits and income assessment.

Care at home – the options

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

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.