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Old 10-13-2015, 06:25 AM
Location: Florida
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Hello All,
I've just about made my decision to move to Idaho- Boise, Meridian, Kuna Area. I do have a few final doubts that I need to work through and hoping for some good advise.

I am significantly disabled from an accident. I also cannot tolerate the extreme humid hot climate of Florida any longer due to the accident. Sadly the humidity is dangerous for me now so I have no choice but to move very soon.

The reason why I posted this is because I need Home Health Services 7 days a week, worried about altitude breathing problems and this inversion air quality issue I keep reading about.

1. Home Health Services are pretty bad in FL as they seem to hire just about anyone they can find to do the job or some other type you wouldn't let in your house if you didn't need someone. My question is... does anyone have any experience with this? Are there plenty of reliable Home Health Services in the area? Yes I have looked online and they all say the are great as usual so hoping to get some personal experiences.

2. How handicapped accessible are stores and restaurants in the above mentioned areas? I used to be an active outdoors person but now have had to make quite an adjustment so indoor recreation is appealing to me... and I don't me sex. lol joking.... well maybe just a little. Indoor malls, outdoor walking trails with shade?

3. Summer temperatures. Having grown up in the high desert I know dry heat is far more tolerable the humid heat but I'm still concerned. How long does it stay above 85degrees in summer? I have researched this but some personal experiences would be nice.

I'm not going to be able to "go there" first to explore the area. I am going to take a leap of faith and move wherever we end up. I do have friends in the area but want more opinions. They are so-cal transplants and love it there.

thanks so much for any input you can offer. Have a great day!

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Old 10-13-2015, 08:15 AM
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I'm not sure about the hospice services and all that, but if you have breathing and allergy problems the inversions in the winter, the allergies in spring and fall, and the summer smoke WILL absolutely be an issue.

It's Tuesday, October 13... and I can't see the foothills from my office window downtown because of the smoke from a fire. We are between an orange and red air quality alert today - youth sports games have been cancelled because of the poor air quality.

While smoke in October is unusual, it is pretty typical in July and August, and sometimes Sept. As we get warmer and drier here, I would expect to seem more smoke.

Just know that. There's nothing you can do to get away from the smoke and inversions, so it has to be something you can deal with.
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:40 AM
Location: Florida
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Thank You. I just looked up the air quality alert up where you ar. Holy Batman! That looks pretty unhealthy. Now I'm worried. how are you handling it? Geeze!
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:49 AM
Location: Idaho, for good, finally
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Kind of like Bob Hope said: "I never trust air I can't see." Boy, do I remember those days. The other thing to know is that it is played up to be much worse than it really is.
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Old 10-15-2015, 03:55 PM
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Very, very little smoke here in Nampa. We can faintly smell it in the AM, but gone by about 9.

That being said, when flying into BOI yesterday, we could see the smoke billowing up from the fires. Sad.

The last decade has brought many fires to the Southwestern states.
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