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Old 01-28-2009, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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At 76, Margie Hill and her husband, Homer, weren't quite ready for a nursing home. But they needed help around the house. So, three months ago, they moved from their home in Albuquerque, N.M., to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, to be near their daughter.

ABC News: Retirees Flock South of the Border for Savings
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Old 01-28-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Alaska and Texas
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The story is somewhat misleading. It starts off talking about assisted living, then switches to simply retiring in Mexico. Although I don't want to retire there, if I were to need assisted care I have thought about Mexico as I couldn't afford care in the US.
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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Nightly News did an article about drug gangs in Mexico and stated that in 2008 6600 people were killed in drug related gang activities. The article also said that Mexico was in danger of losing control to the drug gangs. I am not sure I would want to retire there.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:51 PM
 
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I'd really think before I retired in Mexico with the drug war deaths there. More deasths this year than columbia from reports.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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My father who was in his mid 80's was paying $2000 and then $3000 a month for a room with TV and his food of which he ate very little. His care was not the best with only one nurse? being on the floor.

Turn on the light over the doorway and wait 10 mins because she was busy in some room with another person and cannot see the light.

Went to the nurse station where there were 3 women standing doing nothing.

I'm pushing 80 and have my own home that I built here in Baja close to the border for my medical needs if any. I live on $1000 a month with all the perks that I need.

As to the person paying $100 a week for 6 days...that is very cheap in American standards...but remember Mexico is a different country and has different standards. I pay $15 for 4 hrs of housework or $30 for 8 hrs...which would be $180 a week. A lot different in Baja.

It can be done in many places south of the border. Steve
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