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Long term care benefit

The need to care for and support elderly people is no longer the exception today, and has become a central issue in Austrian social policy.

Not only people in need of care, but also their caregiving families and relatives require support, because they are taking on a great burden and making an extremely valuable contribution to society. Caring for someone at home is undoubtedly a great challenge for all those involved.

Depending on the health, living and family circumstances of the person, every care situation is different.   In addition, financial conditions and the housing situation play an important role.

In the following sections you can find out everything you need to know about long-term care benefit, care leave benefit, 24-hour care, old people's and nursing homes, social services, dementia, insurance issues and financial matters.