The provision of elderly care by migrant care workers in private households can be observed in many countries, also in Germany. The preference of older people to receive care at home as well as overstrained family members and the lack of adequate and affordable care services are important reasons for this development. While the oftentimes precarious working conditions of migrant care workers have been the focus of several studies, only little is known about how care is delivered and negotiated in these arrangements. A new research project at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) will focus on this subject. The project will be supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG).