Help around the home

If you can no longer manage the daily housework on your own, you can enlist the support of a home help to tackle the cleaning or the laundry. If agreed, a home help of this kind can also run little errands for you. There are agencies that arrange the kind of help you need. You can also commission this kind of help yourself, but you then have to inform the Federal Miners’ Insurance Institution (Bundesknappschaft) about the employment relationship, and also pay social insurance contributions and tax. To deal with difficult jobs in the garden or with minor repairs in the home, caretaker services are available that will also clear snow in the winter months.


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