Three tips to start the holiday: Time out for families with children in need

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Good planning is crucial

Three tips to start the holiday: Time out for families with children in need

With few exceptions, almost all children and young people in Germany who need care are cared for at home. Although their families are happy to provide this wonderful service, the care work is often a major stress factor. Unfortunately, planning relaxing vacations poses additional challenges. Summer vacation is approaching: with good vacation preparation, vacation can still be a success.

Almost all children and young adults in need of care are cared for at home. Although their families usually perform this wonderful service of course, taking care of them drains their strength. Relaxing family vacations can help, but planning for them comes with some unique challenges. Families should consider three things when planning a vacation to ensure that the vacation is a relaxing experience for the whole family.

suitable housing

Clarify ahead of time if the equipment needed to care for your child is available. What exactly, of course, depends on the individual needs of the child. For example, it could be a refrigerator where medications such as insulin can be stored, but also have access to or certain food supplies. To be able to know yourself comprehensively and calmly, the motto is: Plan early!

The best entertainment offers

In addition to the requirements that directly affect where to stay, you must of course also make sure that there is plenty for everyone to discover in the immediate vicinity. The possibilities of excursions and activities that can also be undertaken with the special features of each child should be provided. However, the whole family should of course have a fun and relaxing time, so care must be taken that there are suitable offers available on site for parents and siblings. In any case, beautiful landscapes are a prerequisite for relaxation.

right width

Of course, the central role of on-site medical care should not be neglected during planning. Before you finally decide on a travel destination, you should know more about the doctors in the area. In the case of diseases that require specialized pediatric treatment, it is very important to find out in advance whether this is present at the holiday destination. In emergency situations, it is also reassuring to have a suitable clinic nearby. It should also be ensured that necessary aids, such as batteries for wheelchairs or any catheter and oxygen supply, are available before departure.

more information

In the search for care on the care services portal you will find hotels and travel agencies that specialize in caring for guests in need of care. For more information and individual advice on the topic of vacationing with children and young people in need of care, we recommend that you contact a care advisor. Legally insured and insured persons can obtain information by calling the toll-free number 0800-1018800.


compass private pflegeberatung GmbH advises those in need of care and their relatives by phone, video calls and, if desired, also at home in accordance with the legal right of all insured persons to free and impartial care advice (§ 7a SGB XI and § 37 para 3 SGB eleventh). Telephone advice is available to all insured persons, outreach advice and video call advice is reserved for privately insured persons.

As an independent subsidiary of the Private Health Insurance Federation, Compass operates nationwide with approximately 600 care counselors. Compass Care Consultants advise on all care related questions during phone campaigns and during regular service times.

compass private pflegeberatung GmbH
Abteilung Politik und Kommunikation
Mareike Schiffels
Telefon: 0221 933 32-111

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