Press the pause button – when you need to.

Not only children need care. At some point, parents, grandparents or other close relatives may need it too – perhaps only temporarily.



A leave of absence can be taken to care for the following family members: parents, grandparents, parents-in-law, spouse/cohabitant, life partner, siblings, children, step children and grandchildren. A medical certificate or other evidence of the person’s need for care is also required.

Without delay or bureaucracy

You can also request a leave of absence at short notice and are not required to adhere to application deadlines. Get in touch with your HR department. Together we’ll find a solution without delay or bureaucracy. A leave of absence for care always starts on the first of the month. You can find further information about taking a leave of absence in the leaflets in Downloads.

Help so that you can offer support

For care, Fresenius supports you with a flexible leave of absence of up to 6 months. The leave of absence is always taken in whole months. During your leave of absence, your salary can be between 75% and 125% of your regular salary.

Application: how it works


Check current status

Use the calculator and check the options available to you on the basis of your current time credit.


Print and submit

Print the result, contact your manager or HR department and discuss all the details.



Your request for a leave of absence will be approved as quickly as possible.