Caring for Relatives

In need of care – what to do?

When someone requires care, the concerned person and relatives often find it stressful and are despondent and overwhelmed. Many are at a loss of what to do and how to proceed. They face a long list of things to be organised. But they do not have to make such decisions alone.

We work with the
Care Centre in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck
, whose staff is qualified to provide expert counselling and answer questions. You get custom advice for persons in need of care and their relatives who look after them. Please visit the website of the Care Centre for more information on all aspects of care like household help, food on wheels, outpatient care, day care, facilities for short-term care, and financial support.

The Care Centre in the Hanseatic City of Lübeck is there for all its citizens. Other such centres are listed

Nursing flyer of the university.


On 2 March 2017, Ms Uta Henke from the Care Centre held a presentation on “Caring for Relatives” in the Herrenhaus. She later fielded questions. More such presentations are planned.

Care Centre of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Phone 0451-122/4931

Emergency care number in Schleswig-Holstein 01802 49 48 47 (regional tariff)

- Listen, provide confidential advice, free
- Support under stressful care situations
- Assistance to find further help, main persons to contact

Advice is provided by experienced medical practitioners, psychologists, social education workers, jurists and care personnel.

The care hotline is active 24/7.

Service portal: Guide to Dementia

The Federal Ministry for Family, Senior Citizens, Women and Adolescents operates the “Guide to Dementia” website that promotes networking among dementia patients, their family and friends, and nursing care/aid workers.