Cost of nursing and care homes
As of 1 January 2018, it has been prohibited to claim compensation against the assets of a person in residential care or their relatives, heirs or gift donees in order to cover care costs. As of that date, compensation claims may no longer be enforced and any ongoing proceedings must be discontinued. Any provisions of provincial laws to the contrary were repealed as of that date (BGBl. I Nr. 125/2017).
Residential home costs vary considerably and depend on several factors, such as the province in which the home is located and whether it is a state-run or privately-run facility.
In addition to the care allowanceGerman text, and pensionGerman text or annuity, the income of the person in need of care is also allocated to cover the costs of the home. If the income does not cover all the costs of the home, the balance is usually covered from social assistance/minimum benefitsGerman text.
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- Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection