Home nursing

Insured persons are entitled to home nursing care, which in principle includes treatment care, basic care and home care. The benefit is prescribed by the doctor and must be approved by your health insurance company. Provided there is no other person living in the household who can take over the care. Which services are taken over depends on the individual clinical picture: If the medical treatment success is ensured with the home nursing, the costs for the treatment care are covered, as long as this is medically necessary (preventive care). In its statutes, the health insurance company may also provide for the assumption of basic care and domestic care. If a hospital stay can be replaced, avoided or shortened with home nursing, the costs for treatment care and, if necessary, the basic care and domestic care are also covered (hospital avoidance care). Anyone who is dependent on support because of a serious illness or acute exacerbation of a disease, especially after a hospital stay, an outpatient operation or an outpatient hospital treatment, receives the so-called support care (basic care and home care). In the case of hospital avoidance and support care, the costs are usually covered for up to four weeks, depending on the case of illness. An extension for medical reasons is possible. Both services also include outpatient palliative care.

You need a doctor's prescription.


A doctor's prescription is needed.

Preconditions
The care takes place in your household, in your family or otherwise in a suitable place, in particular in assisted living, schools and kindergartens, with particularly high care needs also in workshops for disabled people. No person may live in your household who can care for and care for the sick person to the extent necessary The benefit was prescribed by your doctor and approved by your health insurance company.
Check with your health insurance company.

Responsible for the content
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality

Last update or date of publication
16.12.2020