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Senior citizens' and nursing homes in Lower Saxony

Since 01.01.2014 there has been a new senior policy advisory structure in Lower Saxony.

The new counselling centres not only replace the previous form of senior citizens' service offices, but they also introduce the field of activity of the care support points (PSP) into the counselling centres. As a result, the coexistence of the above-mentioned counselling centres will be abolished and a joint counselling centre will be created. This reduces duplicate structures and leads to optimized advice from a single source.

The Senior Citizens' and Care Centres in Lower Saxony offer citizens and their relatives advice on all topics relevant to the elderly and on questions of care.

Care counselling in the narrower sense in accordance with §§ 7 and 7a of the Social Code – Eleventh Book (SGB XI) by the nursing care insurance funds remains unchanged.

In addition, the Lower Saxony Senior Citizens' and Care Centres are building up a local network of volunteer, neighbourly and professional providers. In addition, they act as a driving force for the development of innovative offers for the target groups. The potential of older people will continue to be strengthened and used, and their independence and quality of life will be preserved and promoted.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies in principle with the district and the independent city, the state capital Hanover, the Hanover region and the city of Göttingen.

Which documents are required?

No documents are required.

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

What else should I know?

The "DUO" qualification programme is an important area of responsibility for the senior citizens' and nursing homes in Lower Saxony. The qualification of the volunteer senior companions takes place under the umbrella of the Volunteer Academy of Lower Saxony. The Senior Citizens' and Care Centres in Lower Saxony mediate the assignments of the volunteer senior companions.

The "DUO" programme essentially covers the everyday support of senior citizens and is to be distinguished from the low-threshold care and relief services according to §§ 45b and c of the Social Code – Eleventh Book (SBG XI). Please refer to the information there.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Equality


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)