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Germany Is Exporting Its Grandmas - by F. Kaskais

In Poland, von Haldenwang celebrates her mother’s 94th birthday
Sonja Miskulin has forgotten Pooki, her beloved cat. She can’t remember whether she has grandchildren and has no recollection of the nine-hour journey that separated her from her German home forever. Suffering from dementia, the wheelchair-bound former translator just celebrated her 94th birthday in a Polish nursing home. Her daughter sent her there in a bid for a better life and more affordable care.

Miskulin has joined the vanguard of a controversial movement: emigrant nursing home residents. The so-called grandma export trend has hands wringing in Germany; Munich’s leading newspaper denounced it as “gerontologic colonialism” and compared it to exporting trash. Yet more and more families say it’s their best option to provide a dignified old age for their parents—and save money—given the lack of affordable care at home. One in five Germans would now consider going abroad for a nursing…

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