Yes. You do not necessarily need a professional nursing service. If relatives or acquaintances want to take over the care at home, you can use their help if you prefer so. In this case, you will monthly receive a so-called "care allowance" ("Pflegegeld"), which is at your free disposal. The amount of the care allowance depends on the level of care ("Pflegegrad") required according to the initial assessment. In 2018, the amount of long-term care allowance was between € 316 (care level 2) and € 901 (care level 5) per month. Please note that you will not receive care allowance for care level 1.
If you are cared for by family members or acquaintances, you will be visited twice a year by qualified care professionals who will give you and your family members tips and advice. Please note: If you do not cooperate to make such visits possible, your care allowance may be cut.