jump link

citizen service


You enter your place of residence or the place where you want to contact the administration or use the location sensing.


In the second step, you choose which information you really need.

Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for assisted dying by hospice services


Outpatient hospice services

Dying persons or their relatives in need of assistance can contact an outpatient hospice service. ,

In the outpatient hospice work, volunteers of the hospice services accompany seriously ill and dying people and their relatives. You come to your house regularly for a few hours as needed - also as a supplement to an outpatient care service. The staff of the hospice services also accompany you in old people's and nursing facilities, in facilities for the disabled and in the hospital. Outpatient hospice services are financed by grants from health insurance funds and donations. The persons concerned and their relatives are accompanied free of charge.

Stationary hospice services

Under certain conditions, you can benefit from inpatient or semi-stationary care in hospices. This includes palliative care and care. Guest rooms are usually available for your relatives.

95 percent of the costs of care in hospices are covered by the respective health and care fund. 5 percent of the costs are provided through donations. An own share is not required.

Dying persons or their relatives in need of assistance can contact an outpatient hospice service. If outpatient care and support are not sufficient, care in an inpatient hospice is possible.

  • Insured persons are entitled to individual advice and assistance from the health insurance fund on the services of hospice and palliative care.
  • Check with your health insurance company.

Contact your health insurance company.

Outpatient hospice services

  • Dying people who are not cared for in hospital in inpatient or semi-inpatient care in a hospice,
  • or their relatives,

need support, they can contact an outpatient hospice service.

Stationary hospice services

  • People suffering from an incurable disease leading to death in the foreseeable future,
  • the cure is excluded and palliative care and care is necessary or desired by the patients.
  • no hospital treatment is required and
  • outpatient care in the home or in the family is not enough.

Stationary hospice service:

  • Medical prescription

There are no own shares for the insured.

There are no deadlines to be observed.

If your health insurance company decides against this, you can object.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality

No authority found