Migrants from Turkey who came to Western Europe during the recruitment of workers in the 1960s/1970s have now reached an age in which the need of nursing care is increasing. Research shows that in the next ten years the care need of older Turkish migrants in Germany will increase substantially. Elderly migrants are often being cared for by their family members who do not take up offers of professional support. Relatives are heavily burdened and use little nursing support and no psychological support. Migrants rarely use self-help and thus cannot benefit from its relieving function.