What do you do when your aging parents need responsive and attentive nursing home care but cannot afford it? How about outsourcing them to India!
Steve Herzfeld was exhausted and faced with spending his family’s last resources to put his parents in an affordable Florida nursing home – so he decided to ship them to India. Today his 89-year-old mother, who suffers from advanced Parkinson’s disease, gets daily massages, physical therapy and 24-hour help getting to the bathroom, all for about $15 a day. His father, 93, an Alzheimer’s patient, has a full-time personal assistant and a cook who has won him over to a vegetarian diet healthy enough that he no longer needs his cholesterol medication.
Although the costs are lower and the care as good or better, it is a sad day when nursing homes in America cannot provide quality care at a reasonable expense.