Changing Aging Blog

Outsourcing Long-Term Care to India
Date: Aug 3rd, 2007 5:35am


Eric Schubert

If you ask most Americans, I have to think that they want care in the community that they call home, not overseas. However, this article, which originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune earlier this week, features a son who moved his father and himself to India for long-term care that cost less than it does here in the U.S. This is a phenomenon that we’ve heard about with surgery, such as hip replacements, but the first time that we’ve seen it in long-term care.The article raises all kinds of questions: How we care for seniors in America … how we pay for care … how we look at aging … .What do you think?

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