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Old 08-04-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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We have a special needs adult child and we cannot find good medical care here. It takes 8 months to see specialist. I'm older now and don't drive much and I have no stores at all nearby to walk to like on LI or FL. It's so depressing here. The winter is harsh. No conveniences. Where can we move we are about to retire. Driving on hilly dirt roads covered in ice is getting too much. Help thanks!!!

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Old 08-04-2014, 03:07 PM
 
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I would suggest Florida or Long Island.
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Old 08-04-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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Sorry to say but I agree with the suggestion to move again. Nothing can be done about snowy ice covered roads.
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:11 PM
 
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Yes its very depressing 2 animals may go out of business they get no county funding toook us 1 hour to travel there I would love to craft and volunteer for them the hubby drove it took forever and that ewas a nice day long broken roads with deer popping out. FL is hot and has the hurricanes that we dont have but even 25 yrs ago their medical was cutting edge and there malls so big and modern Is it a lack of money in PA? what is the real reason all the good drs left?
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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sorry thats animal shelters going out, hope we can save them. LI has it all crowded and high taxes but very modern why are their a shortage of every doctor here for special needs this is a nightmare thank you to all who are answering
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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Better research which areas aren't cutting Medicaid the most for your son's needs. FL is notoriously cheap in paying for services. NY is better, but Gov Cuomo has started his Medicaid Reform Plan which puts many on managed care plans.
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:16 PM
 
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There are group homes for adults with special needs in most PA cities. As parents and care givers get older and have more and more difficulty providing for their specials needs adult children, it is time to consider placing them in a group home setting. It is certainly better to do this before the parent is incapacitated or deceased. Parents can still visit and even take them home for a few hours a day. You would want to move from a rural area to an apartment near to where the group home is located. See link below for an organization headquartered in Clarks Summit that runs group homes.

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Old 08-04-2014, 06:36 PM
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There's also a lot (and I mean a LOT) of info here:


Men and Women retiring alone to a new city/state -- where will you go and why?
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:11 PM
 
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didnt know FL was bad on services !! I thought my daughter would like all the Disney stuff and Sea World plus I thought the stores were very clean and modern but its hot there!!I fight all day in PA with pharmacies, insurance companies, drs.!!We are looking to live all together and love it that way but I sure could use any area that had stores you could walk to. It is very isolated here , there are no street lights on long country roads although low crime.In a nut shell there is NOTHING here!!haha I love hering from you all and tell me where you are happy living! thank you I love this group!
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:58 PM
 
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Apparently..... you don't get out to the fair much!!!



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