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Schleswig-Holstein

Care courses for family caregivers and caregivers applying for care leave

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

To make it easier for you to care for family members at home, you can attend free care courses and training sessions through your care insurance fund.

If you care for a relative or would like to provide care at home on a voluntary basis, you can take part in care insurance courses and training. You can apply to your care insurance fund to take part. The care insurance fund is affiliated to your statutory health insurance fund, so you can use the same contact details.

The free courses provide you with the necessary knowledge and the right moves to carry out home care independently. They are designed to give you confidence in dealing with people in need of care.

There are 2 types of care courses:

  • Group care courses
  • Care insurance companies and other institutions such as social welfare centers or adult education centers offer general, public courses for several participants. The courses can take place on site or online.
  • Care training in the home
  • A professional specialist comes to the home of the person in need of care and shows you how to lift correctly, for example. The training is tailored to your space and individual situation.

In addition to basic courses, there are free special courses on specific illnesses, such as dementia, Parkinson's disease, stroke or caring for children in need of care. In the courses, you will learn care measures that are geared towards the specific clinical pictures.

The contents of the courses are specified by the care insurance fund. The contents are

  • Practical care, for example helpful hand movements, nutrition in old age or handling medication
  • Self-care, for example back-friendly lifting and carrying, dealing with mental stress, respite and short-term care
  • Legal and social issues, for example care law and what other assistance you can make use of
  • Hygiene, for example help with personal hygiene and hygiene measures in the home environment of the person in need of care

Process flow

You can apply for the costs of a care course to be covered by post, for example, or - in the case of many long-term care insurance funds - you can hand it in in person at the office or submit it online.

  • Ask your care insurance fund, a care support center or a municipal provider about care courses.
  • Choose a care course and book your participation directly through the organizer.
  • Download the form for participation in a care course from the website of your care insurance fund.
  • Complete the form and send it to your care insurance fund.

Some providers of care courses settle participation directly with the care insurance funds. In this case, you do not need to submit a form to your care insurance fund.

Requirements

Participation in a care course is independent of whether

  • you are already providing care,
  • the person being cared for is in need of care within the meaning of social care insurance,
  • you are already receiving outpatient care services and
  • you are a member of the social long-term care insurance scheme.

In order for the costs of home care training to be covered, the person receiving care must be entitled to care. In the case of home care training, you need the written consent of the person in need of care.

Which documents are required?

As a rule, no documents are required. Please contact your care insurance fund to find out whether they require additional documents in individual cases.

What are the fees?

The application and participation in a care course or care training are free of charge for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You do not have to meet any deadlines.

Processing duration

Processing normally takes around 3 to 7 working days.
In order to process and decide quickly, your long-term care insurance fund must have the necessary information and any required documents in a complete and meaningful form.
The long-term care insurance fund decides on applications promptly.
Please note that the processing time indicated is an average value for all long-term care insurance funds. It may vary in individual cases.
The exact processing time also depends on the complexity of the individual case and may be longer. The same applies if documents or records are sent to you or your long-term care insurance fund by post.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Contradiction
  • Action before the social court
Applications / forms

- Forms: yes

- Online procedure possible: Many long-term care insurance companies offer an online procedure.

- Written form required: yes

- Personal appearance necessary: no

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Health

Professionally released on

22.11.2021

Teaser

To make it easier for you to care for family members at home, you can attend free care courses and training sessions through your care insurance fund.

Process flow

You can apply for the costs of a care course to be covered by post, for example, or - in the case of many long-term care insurance funds - you can hand it in in person at the office or submit it online.

  • Ask your care insurance fund, a care support center or a municipal provider about care courses.
  • Choose a care course and book your participation directly through the organizer.
  • Download the form for participation in a care course from the website of your care insurance fund.
  • Complete the form and send it to your care insurance fund.

Some providers of care courses settle participation directly with the care insurance funds. In this case, you do not need to submit a form to your care insurance fund.

Requirements

Participation in a care course is independent of whether

  • you are already providing care,
  • the person being cared for is in need of care within the meaning of social care insurance,
  • you are already receiving outpatient care services and
  • you are a member of the social long-term care insurance scheme.

In order for the costs of home care training to be covered, the person receiving care must be entitled to care. In the case of home care training, you need the written consent of the person in need of care.

Which documents are required?

As a rule, no documents are required. Please contact your care insurance fund to find out whether they require additional documents in individual cases.

What are the fees?

The application and participation in a care course or care training are free of charge for you.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You do not have to meet any deadlines.

Processing duration

Processing normally takes around 3 to 7 working days.
In order to process and decide quickly, your long-term care insurance fund must have the necessary information and any required documents in a complete and meaningful form.
The long-term care insurance fund decides on applications promptly.
Please note that the processing time indicated is an average value for all long-term care insurance funds. It may vary in individual cases.
The exact processing time also depends on the complexity of the individual case and may be longer. The same applies if documents or records are sent to you or your long-term care insurance fund by post.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Contradiction
  • Action before the social court

Applications / forms

- Forms: yes

- Online procedure possible: Many long-term care insurance companies offer an online procedure.

- Written form required: yes

- Personal appearance necessary: no

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Health

Professionally released on

22.11.2021

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