Due to demographic change and improved medical care, the absolute number of people in need of care in Germany is rising. Currently, around 2.9 million people in Germany are dependent on care at home. The choice for care at home is based on the fact that most people prefer to live in their familiar surroundings for as long as possible. By making modifications to the home environment, it is becoming increasingly easy to avoid moving into a nursing home. However, it is important to note that this alone is not enough to ensure care and support. Home care encompasses much more, such as various services that aim to care for people in their own homes. These include home health care, home care, and elderly care at home. There are various ways to organize and implement this.
In most cases, the caregiver offers regular visits to provide the necessary care. However, the caregiver can also stay overnight with the person in need of care or even move in with them, if necessary, providing around-the-clock care. This makes it possible to provide care in an ideal way. The caregiver can respond to the patient's needs and provide them with the best possible support and care.
Marta offers specialized caregivers for 24-hour home care. Our caregivers are matched to the individual needs and requirements of the patient and can be filtered precisely according to key requirements, such as dementia experience or knowledge of German. We support you in planning and implementing home care and work with you to find a solution tailored to your needs.
Home care encompasses a wide range of services aimed at supporting people in need of care in their home environment, i.e. in their own four walls, and enabling them to lead as self-determined a life as possible. Relief for relatives can be provided by professional nursing and care staff. This can be done through medical as well as non-medical support.
Services provided by a home care agency may include, for example:
- basic care, such as assisting with washing, dressing and maintaining personal hygiene
- the domestic care, such as cooking, shopping and cleaning
- Medical care, such as administering medications and performing dressing changes
- the care and accompaniment, such as organizing leisure activities and running errands
- Relieving the burden on family members, such as assisting with caregiving or providing recreational opportunities for family members
The exact benefits of home care depend on your individual situation and the person in need of care, and may also change over time.
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There are various forms of home care that may be considered depending on the individual situation. These include, for example:
► Family caregiver: A close person, such as a family member, provides care for the affected person in the home environment. This can include both medical and everyday support.
► Home 24-hour care: A caregiver is present around the clock to care for the person in need of care. The caregiver is directly on site and lives in the house or apartment. This often involves cooperation with an outpatient care service, which takes over any necessary medical activities.
► Outpatient care: Caregivers regularly visit the person in need of care at home to provide medical and daily support.
► Senior care at home: Specially trained staff assist seniors with everyday tasks, such as personal hygiene, nutrition, and taking medications. To ensure around-the-clock care, the caregiver can also live with the person in need.
► Day Care & Night Care: Persons in need of care can be cared for in a facility during the day or at night, while family caregivers receive relief.
► Temporary care: Persons in need of care receive temporary care when the caregiver is prevented from attending, e.g., due to vacation or illness.
In order to organize home care in the best possible way, we recommend that you follow these steps:
1. clarify the care and support needs of the person in need of care.
2. decide which form of home care is most appropriate.
3. search for suitable caregivers. Marta supports you in the selection and accompanies you in the decision-making process.
4. regularly review and adjust the care needs of the person in need of care.
5. make sure that the care meets the needs of the person in need of care.
Home care offers many advantages compared to inpatient care in a nursing home. Here are some of the advantages of home care with 24-hour care:
✔ Person in need of care remains in familiar surroundings
✔ Individual adaptation of care
✔ Maintaining independence: Home care enables the person in need of care to remain in their own four walls and maintain their independence.
✔ Home care is individual: You decide together what support you want and the caregiver can have a say.
✔ In most cases, home care is less expensive than a place in a home.
✔ You bypass long waiting lists for inpatient care places.
In Germany, subsidies for home care are provided by long-term care insurance. The amount of the subsidy depends on the patient's care level and the scope of the care services. However, there are also additional benefits that can be applied for, such as nursing aids or preventive care. It is advisable to contact a nursing service or a social service to obtain more detailed information and to apply for subsidies.
Marta makes it easy and safe to find the right in-home caregiver. Enjoy the benefits of home care without the hassle of making decisions and managing care. Our thorough screening and transparent payment of caregivers, along with our trained team standing by to assist you at all times, ensure that your loved one's care is in safe hands. With our detailed matching system - with many filter functions - you will find the perfect caregiver for your needs. Register now and find the right home care for you and your family today - with Marta, care that truly goes from person to person.