If you care for a relative and temporarily fail due to holidays, illness or other reasons, you can apply for replacement care. These preventive care services are available to persons in need of care at levels 2 to 5 who are cared for at home. Preventive care is not granted if the person in need of care _ before the representation case has occurred _ has been cared for exclusively by a nursing service. Preventive care can be provided by an outpatient care service, or a trusted person (relatives, friends, neighbors). Accommodation in an inpatient care facility is also possible. If the preventive care is provided by persons who are not related or related to the person in need of care up to the second degree, and do not live with her in a domestic community, the care fund bears the costs up to 1,612 euros per calendar year. If close relatives who do not live in the household take over the replacement care, the amount that the care fund takes over may not exceed 1.5 times the actual care allowance. If necessary expenses of the substitute caregiver (for example, travel expenses or loss of earnings) are added (proof required), the benefit can be increased to a total of 1,612 euros. In addition to preventive care, up to 50 percent of the amount actually intended for short-term care (up to 806 euros in the calendar year) can be used for preventive care. This means that up to 2,418 euros per calendar year are available for preventive care. Persons in need of care with care levels 2 to 5 can apply for preventive care for 6 weeks per calendar year.