Monthly Archives: November 2014

Caregivers needed as aging population grows…how do you feel about training immigrants for this role?

Foreign workers meet elder care needs in Germany

A third group of care providers has emerged alongside the traditional charities and private organizations in Germany. Foreign caregivers, primarily from Eastern Europe, are sent by placement agencies to the homes of German seniors on a monthly basis. Officially, they are still employed in their home countries and merely being sent out for a mission. In Germany, they earn more than they would at home, but they earn significantly less than would be customary among German workers.