18 – Aids and Nursing Care Products

Fact sheet no. 18

Aids are objects which compensate for physical impairments. There is a difference between aids and nursing care products.

The cost for aids is covered in full or in part by the health insurance fund in order to support a medical treatment, alleviate complaints or counteract a disability.

Nursing care products are used to support care, alleviate complaints and enable patients to live independently, and are financed in full or in part by the nursing care fund.