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If you can no longer manage independently at home due to your need for care and cannot (be) cared for in home care, care in an approved nursing home is necessary.
Full inpatient care means that those in need of care are looked after and cared for in a nursing home. The provision of medical care in nursing homes is no different from that for other insured persons living at home. Residents of nursing homes have a free choice of doctor. In the case of full inpatient care, the nursing care insurance pays lump-sum benefits for care-related expenses, including expenses for care and expenses for medical treatment care in nursing homes. The monthly benefits for full inpatient care are as follows for care degree 1: 125 Euro allowance, for nursing degree 2: 770 Euro for nursing degree 3: 1,262 Euro, for nursing degree 4: 1.775 Euro and for care degree 5: 2.005 Euro If the care insurance benefit is not sufficient to cover the care-related expenses, the person in need of care must pay a personal contribution. In addition to the care-related personal contribution, there are further costs for the person in need of care in the case of full inpatient care: Costs for accommodation and meals. If applicable, investment costs that can be calculated separately These are expenses of the operator for purchases, building rent and the like, which can be passed on to the person in need of care. Costs for special comfort or additional services must also be paid privately. As a general rule, the costs for meals, accommodation, investments and comfort services vary greatly depending on the facility. It is therefore advisable to obtain detailed information about this when choosing a home.
Ask the respective nursing care insurance fund which documents are required and whether there is a special application form.


Only applies to people in need of care with care level 2 to 5. People in need of care with care level 1 receive an allowance of 125 euros per month if they choose full inpatient care.

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  • § 43 Elftes Buch Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB XI)
You submit an application for care in a fully inpatient facility to your long-term care insurance fund. You can obtain information on the required documents and the procedure from your long-term care insurance fund.

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Lower Saxony Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Equality

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