Older man sitting in a wheelchair and a younger man going for a walk. The younger man is leaning on the backrest of the wheelchair, bending towards the older man and laying his hand on his arm.

Family carers

There are many aspects to consider when caring for relatives. How can you balance care with working? What forms have to be completed in order to care for relatives and what care insurance benefits are specifically available to family carers? The articles below provide information about entitlements and respite services.

Care knowledge for relatives

Providing care for people who are in need of it is often a demanding task. Training courses and advisory services provide the necessary expertise.

Mental and physical stress and strain experienced by family caregivers

Acting as a caregiver for a loved one can be very stressful, both mentally and physically. In this article, caregivers will learn how to avoid burnout.

Caring for people with dementia

This article tells family caregivers what is important in relation to caring for people with dementia, and which support options are available.

Preventing abuse in a home care setting

Abuse and aggression by those providing care to loved ones at home is an important topic. Read more here about its causes, the forms it may take and how it can be prevented.

Reconciling care and work

Reconciling care and work is usually difficult. Care services, leave entitlements and company policies can help to improve reconciliation.

Support and advice for children and adolescents in need of care

There are many challenges facing families with children or adolescents in need of care. Social security benefits and support services enable treatment, care and social participation.

Lasting powers of attorney, guardianship directives and advance healthcare directives

Advance directives enable you to control who can make decisions and act on your behalf in health, legal and financial matters if you are no longer able to do so for yourself.

Hot weather: protecting older people and people in need of care

Heatwaves can cause serious health problems in older people and people in need of care in particular. Precautions can be taken that significantly reduce the risk.

Social security for family caregivers

People who provide home care to a relative who is in need of care can claim benefits from long-term care insurance providers. These include financial benefits.