Note it's Johan Giesecke, Sweden's former chief epidemiologist, who broaches the migrant issue: "'[M]any of the people working in nursing homes are from other countries, they're refugees or asylum seekers.'"— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) May 14, 2020
[He] "then suggested that many of them might not understand Swedish..." https://t.co/ioL3HWriOl
You may be onto something. There are apparently lots of informal migrant eldercare-givers in Germany but mainly employed by families. Nursing homes may be more regulated. Also the migrants may be from different places (eg Eastern Europe) than Sweden's https://t.co/3mwqBv7UlN https://t.co/zHQuiHtw6K— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) May 14, 2020
I have been seeing “nursing homes” used as a catchall for facilities including everything from skilled nursing homes, which are way-stations on the path home from hospital care, surgeries, etc. Convalescence, rehabilitation and the like.ReplyDelete
Then there are the residential homes for the bedridden or those unable to live on their own. They may be elderly; they may be younger. I knew of a young man who was in a fine one in West Los Angeles throughout his teen years and until he finally died at 21. A drowning victim, born with cerebral palsy, who survived drowning in the family pool. He needed 24 hour/day care.
They are not just facilities where the elderly are filed away. And it is considered a medical truth that once the seasonal flu starts through one, it can cause numbers of casualties.
In our area (Southern California) medical facilities are staffed by a fair number of persons from other countries. Quite a few come from the Philippines...