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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:11 PM

Just wait for them to outsource the pensioners

This is inhumane
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/26/german-elderly-foreign-care-homes
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Growing numbers of elderly and sick Germans are being sent overseas for long-term care in retirement and rehabilitation centres because of rising costs and falling standards in Germany.

The move, which has seen thousands of retired Germans rehoused in homes in eastern Europe and Asia, has been severely criticised by social welfare organisations who have called it "inhumane deportation".

But with increasing numbers of Germans unable to afford the growing costs of retirement homes, and an ageing and shrinking population, the number expected to be sent abroad in the next few years is only likely to rise. Experts describe it as a "time bomb".

Germany's chronic care crisis the care industry suffers from lack of workers and soaring costs has for years been mitigated by eastern Europeans migrating to Germany in growing numbers to care for the country's elderly.

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