Retirement and later life

You made it – congratulations on your retirement! Now you have more time for yourself and your hobbies. However, you may also be concerned about ageing and what it entails.


Very few people will not need care in their old age. The older we get, the more important this issue becomes. If we are restricted or require care in daily life, we need support. But who will look after us if we are ill and weak? How can we remain at home for as long as possible and when is it time to go into a nursing home? And who will pay for our care? The "Life situation care for the elderly" page provides you with comprehensive information and advice – from funding to caring by family members through to palliative care.