Care at home
A loved one suddenly or due to his age becomes in need of care. In this category, we will inform you about the possibilities and help available for care at home. According to statistics, around 15-20% of employees care for a relative or are affected by a family member in need of care. Among other things, the care insurance offers these various aids and benefits:
- Nursing performance
- relief amount
- Care aids
- grants for residential reconstructions
- Prevention careIn order to receive benefits, the need for care of the person to be cared for must also be determined here by the Medical Service of Health Insurance (MDK) or an independent appraiser.
Care and health insurance companies also offer free help for self-help in the form of care courses and counselling.
By law, home care takes precedence over care at an inpatient care facility.
Home care can be divided into the following categories:
- Outpatient care services
- Caregivers and domestic helpers
- Day and night care, short-term care, prevention
- Extraterrestrial intensive care for the cause of cranecarocur and rehab
Day and night care is carried out by outpatient care services and care homes. This care is daily or on individual days in outpatient care.
Short-term care (nursing grade 2-5) is often used after a stay in the hospital. But even with the need for intensive care for a certain period of crises time, short-term care is a possibility.
Prevention care can be used by carers during a own hospitalization or leave. Many institutions offer numerous support for the relief of carers. This takes the form of consultations, seminars and information on maintaining one's own health. In addition, the care funds are obliged to offer nursing advice and training courses.
Under certain conditions, you have the right to be exempted from work. To do this, you register nursing time or family care time with your employer. For more information and a supporting form, you can obtain further information and a supporting form.
Questions and answers
Who pays for necessary modifications in the apartment?
A barrier-free reconstruction of the apartment or House can be expensive. The maintenance fund pays a subsidy of up to € 4,000 modification for an improvement of the individual living environment.
Que fait un service externe de soins palliatifs pour les enfants et les adolescents ?
The Ambulante Kinder und Jugendhospizdient Dresden accompanies and supports children and young people with life-shortening illnesses and their parents and siblings. Volunteers are available to support the affected family in their home environment for a long time, often for years. They listen, go for walks with the children, play and thus create freedom for the parents.
Counselling and support are free of charge for the families concerned. We are active in Dresden and up to 50 kilometres in the surrounding area.
Who issues opinions on the need for care?
An application was made with the health care, an appraiser of the medical services of the health insurance (MDK) or another independent appraiser comes to a home visit. Locally, this makes an image of the abilities of the person concerned. There is then a classification of the degree of care.
What is care time?
Nursing leave is a right to leave of up to six months without wage compensation. The entitlement can be asserted if a close relative with (expected) at least care level 1 is to be cared for at home. The notice period for a claim is ten working days. Upon request, the Federal Office for Family and Civil Society Affairs issues an interest-free loan to the person providing care. This legal entitlement to time off only applies to employees in a company with more than 15 employees (i.e. 16 employees or more). A company with 15 or less employees can offer the regulation voluntarily.
What is family care time?
Family care time is also a right to exemption. However, you must work at least 15 hours a week (or the weekly annual average). The maximum entitlement period is two years. Family care time is possible in a company with 26 employees or more. Here too, as with the care period, an interest-free loan can be applied for from the BAFzA. The notice period is eight weeks before the loan is taken up. A written agreement on the reduction and distribution of working time and the duration must be concluded between the employer and the employee. A company with 25 or fewer than 25 employees can offer the regulation voluntarily.
In short: the MDK
Task areas and assignment of the MDK briefly summarized for you.
Medical service of health insurance in Federal State of Saxony e. V. (MDK Sachsen) - www.mdk-sachsen.de
Better reconciliation of family, care and work (brochure)
Learn a very detailed brochure about the better reconciliation of family, care and professional by the Federal Ministry for family, senior citizens, women and youth. Notes to carer support and financial support through waivers and termination protection up to the social security of the caregiver, learn everything you need to know.
Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth - www.bmfsfj.de
Consultation form for your health insurance
This form makes it easier for you to contact the patient's health insurance. Within 48 hours, the health insurer should contact you.
Federal state of Saxony - www.pflegenetz.sachsen.de
Info sheet for employers to the care support money
One of your employees has requested a short-term job prevention because of the need for care of a close relative? You can find all the information here.
Technician Health - www.tk.de
Tips and hints for the search for a suitable nursing service
The city of Dresden offers here a help document for the search for a suitable nursing service for printing and processing.
Stadt Dresden - www.dresden.de
Find personal advice, advice phones and online advice in your area
Many health insurance benefits depend on MDK assessments. Whether you are incapacitated for work, in need of care or in case of suspected treatment errors, here you will find important information on various MDK assessments
The Federal Ministry of health informed on this website, what kind of support you can get at home for tags and customization of the apartment for the purpose of care.
The Federal Ministry of labour and Social Affairs provides many valuable information, how you can arrange care, family and career and what kind of support you will receive it.
The Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth offers on this page a sample form collection for every case of care.
- Provider and target group
- Legal basis
- Course content
Regular meetings are held with the aim of informing the public once a quarter about the subject of nursing care.
The Seniors' Guide is a magazine from Apotheken-Umschau. In this article you will learn everything you need to know about home care.
The Federal Ministry of Health offers valuable information on financial services for the care of dependents at home on this page.
030 20179131 - Pflegetelefon des Bundesfamilienministeriums
Pflege-Telefon 030 20179131
Medizinischer Dienst der Krankenversicherung im Freistaat Sachsen e. V. (MDK Sachsen)
Am Schießhaus 1
SMS - Sächsisches Ministerium für Soziales und Verbraucherschutz
Deutscher Kinderhospizverein e. V. Ambulanter Kinderhospizdienst Dresden
Verbraucherzentrale Sachsen e. V. - Beratungszentrum Dresden
Volkssolidarität Bundesverband e. V.
Alte Schönhauser Straße 16
Volkssolidarität Dresden e.V.
Altgorbitzer Ring 58