The statutory nursing insurance can be responsible for measures to improve the living environment (§ 40 Para. 4 SGB XI). The prerequisite is the existence of a degree of care. This financial support usually includes a grant of up to EUR 4,000 per measure. The subsidy is independent of income. If several persons in need of care live together, a subsidy 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 at different times. The subsidy can be applied for again if an illness or disability worsens.
In addition, costs for nursing aids are covered by the nursing insurance if there is no obligation to pay benefits from the health insurance. In this case, a co-payment (the nursing care insured's own contribution) must be made. Larger technical nursing aids are often loaned out, so that a copayment is not required.
Costs for consumer products are reimbursed by the nursing care insurance fund up to EUR 40 per month.