Care degree 1
If your relative is still largely independent and only needs a small amount of help, then he or she is not entitled to care benefits in kind or care allowance with care degree 1, but he or she does receive the following benefits:
- Regular counselling
- Relief amount
- Nursing aids for consumption
- Subsidy for age-appropriate design of the living space
The relief amount (125 euros per month) can be used for help in everyday life - and especially in care level 1 also for basic care assistance, such as showering or bathing. Counselling by a care expert, which can be used up to twice a year, is also important for you. Because you can be there as a caring relative. Expert guidance is very helpful if you feel responsible for your relative and want to support him or her in the best possible way. The care aids for consumption - for example, protective gloves and disinfectants - are covered by the long-term care insurance up to an amount of 40 euros per month (480 euros per year). The subsidies for age-appropriate renovations of up to 4,000 euros are granted for the installation of an age-appropriate shower, for example.