Woman, possibly a caregiver, sitting next to an older woman and holding her hands. Both women appear to be sitting in a room in a care home.

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.

Care at home – the options

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

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.

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.

Accessible living: information on renovations and aids

An accessible home is an important factor for many people when it comes to living independently. Guidelines, renovations and aids help adapt homes to specific needs.

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.

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.