People in need of care or people with disabilities who have care needs can receive grants which are not earnings-related for measures to improve their living environment from the care insurance fund. A subsidy of up to 4,000 euros per measure is possible. If several people in need of care live together, the subsidy increases to a maximum of 16,000 euros.
The subsidy is granted when home care enables or significantly improves or if an independent way of life is restored for the person in need of care (§ 40, paragraph 4 SGB XI).
However, a measure is only funded once, even if it benefits several people in need of care and the construction measures occur at different times. If the state of health deteriorates considerably or the level of care increases, a new measure can be applied for.
Individual aids such as folding support handles, bathtub lifts or toilet seat lifts may be covered by health insurance.