The statutory long-term care insurance can be responsible for measures to improve the living environment (§ 40 para. 4 SGB XI). The prerequisite is the existence of a care degree. This financial support generally includes a subsidy of up to EUR 4,000 per measure. The subsidy is independent of income. If several people in need of care live together, a grant of up to EUR 16,000 can be applied for. However, a measure is only subsidised once, even if it benefits several persons in need of care and the construction measures are carried out at different times. The grant can be applied for again if the illness or disability worsens.
In addition, costs for nursing aids are covered by the nursing care insurance if there is no obligation to pay by the health insurance fund. In this case, a co-payment (personal contribution of the person insured for long-term care) must be made. Larger technical nursing aids are often provided on loan, so that there is no co-payment.
Costs for consumable products are reimbursed up to 40 EUR per month by the long-term care insurance fund.