Faced with the impossible financial burden of a US nursing home, more families are opting to send their family members who need nursing home care to foreign countries like Mexico and India. I'm just wondering if anyone is familiar with this? We aren't talking metal cots and no air conditioning, the facilities (I've read) provide modern amenities and the care is said to be better than the care you can get at most nursing homes in the US, at $15 to $50 a day.
She wasn't 'had'. It's a real story...
Many of the links are not working now as most were originally reported in the summer (the one I see referenced most often is an article from the Chicago Tribune) but I did manage to find one here:
Just Google 'medical tourism' to see how big this sort of thing is becoming:
Taken from Financial Times (2/7/03)India is promoting the "high-tech healing" of its private healthcare sector as a tourist attraction.
The government hopes to encourage a budding trade in medical tourism, selling foreigners the idea of travelling to India for low-cost but world-class medical treatment.
Last edit by EmmaG on Dec 22, '07
Dec 22, '07
HA!!! That was great!:chuckle But wait just a minute, they REALLY are shipping Grandma to India!But maybe by plane instead of UPS.
Last edit by Simplepleasures on Dec 22, '07