Day care for those with statutory care insurance

The day care is intended to support the home care. They may benefit from day care services if home care cannot be provided to a sufficient extent or if this is necessary to supplement or strengthen home care. Day care is usually used by people in need of care whose relatives work during the day. Those in need of care are usually picked up in the morning and brought back home in the afternoon. Within the scope of the maximum benefit amounts, the care fund covers the care-related expenses, including the expenses for care, and the expenses for the medical treatment care services necessary in the institution. The costs for accommodation and food as well as separately calculable investment costs, on the other hand, must in principle be borne privately. The maximum benefit amount for includes monthly at care level 2: 689 euros, at care level 3: 1,298 euros, at care level 4: 1,612 euros and at care level 5: 1,995 euros. Persons with care level 1 can use their relief contribution (up to 125 euros) for day care. The semi-inpatient care also includes the necessary transport of those in need of care from the apartment to the establishment of the day care and back. Persons in need of care of care levels 2 to 5 can claim semi-inpatient day and night care in addition to outpatient care benefits, care allowance or the combination benefit according to § 38, without being credited to these claims.

Check with your care fund which documents are required and whether there is a special application form.


Preconditions
Care level 2 to 5
You submit an application for day care to your care fund Information on the required documents and the procedure can be obtained from your care fund

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

Last update or date of publication
23.12.2020