Assisted death by outpatient hospice services and care in inpatient hospices for legally insured persons

Outpatient hospice services Dying persons or their relatives in need of assistance can contact an outpatient hospice service. , In the outpatient hospice work, volunteers of the hospice services accompany seriously ill and dying people and their relatives. You come to your house regularly for a few hours as needed - also as a supplement to an outpatient care service. The staff of the hospice services also accompany you in old people's and nursing facilities, in facilities for the disabled and in the hospital. Outpatient hospice services are financed by grants from health insurance funds and donations. The persons concerned and their relatives are accompanied free of charge. Stationary hospice services Under certain conditions, you can benefit from inpatient or semi-stationary care in hospices. This includes palliative care and care. Guest rooms are usually available for your relatives. 95 percent of the costs of care in hospices are covered by the respective health and care fund. 5 percent of the costs are provided through donations. An own share is not required.

Stationary hospice service: Medical prescription


Preconditions
Outpatient hospice services Dying people who are not cared for in hospital in inpatient or semi-inpatient care in a hospice, or their relatives, need support, they can contact an outpatient hospice service. Stationary hospice services People suffering from an incurable disease leading to death in the foreseeable future, the cure is excluded and palliative care and care is necessary or desired by the patients. no hospital treatment is required and outpatient care in the home or in the family is not enough.
Insured persons are entitled to individual advice and assistance from the health insurance fund on the services of hospice and palliative care. Check with your health insurance company.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

Last update or date of publication
27.11.2020