Some European regions such as Switzerland have attracted considerable immigration of well-educated, cosmopolitan professionals and their families, often referred to as the “brain-gain“. It is routine for companies to hire relocation-specialists in order to help these individuals and families settle in, find local people to talk to, the right school for the children, a job for the spouse. They get the different culture explained and all in all, everyday life is made as easy and as stress-less as possible.
Relocation to a nursing home should be planned, the culture explained, prepared for and the daily stressors minimized until safely settled in and relationships formed. Following a pilot-project in an Eden-Home in Switzerland, this service has been regarded as essential, because people could choose, plan, were helped and advocated for and the word “placement” was eradicated from use. Shouldn’t this service become mainstream? Elders provide jobs as much as international companies do.
— Christa Monkhouse