Eldercare Crisis
The West’s Next Export: Boomers
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  • Corlyss

    “Some Europeans are sending their elderly relations to nursing homes in other countries where the care is cheaper.”
    Wow! Rendition! Why didn’t we think of that?

  • Boritz

    If life is cheap the elderly are at the bottom of the heap. Soylent green.

  • TommyTwo

    This does indeed have an unfortunate whiff of ice floes. On the other hand, their caretakers have an obvious incentive to keep them alive. And I doubt that many of the readers here who are critical would support importing the caretakers.

    (My reaction to the headline “The West’s Next Export: Boomers” was: “File under: ‘Why do they hate us.'”)

  • Jane the Actuary

    This was reported a while back in relation to Germans who send their elderly to nursing homes in Poland, especially the formerly-German part of Poland, where German-speakers are common, and among Germans who were among those expelled from this region, for whom Polish is still familiar or at least the region is. Nursing home funds stretch a lot further, which is a big consideration when the children have a legal responsibility to provide for their parents’ care to the extent that it exceeds the small per-diems from the healthcare system.

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