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Old 01-29-2011, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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I don't think you can assume that just cuz you remain in the area you grew up in or remain near your children, that you will get the help you need as you become debilitated. Some children are just wrapped up in their own families and/or problems to step up.
I disagree. It's extremely rare for grown children to refuse to help their parents in an emergency. If I had children like that I would disinherit/disown them. No one works 24 hrs a day. But to expect them to quit their jobs to help long-term,...no.

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Also you can't assume that old friends are more loyal than new friends. I have newer friends that I can depend on more than childhood or old friends.
I have never been disappointed by old friends. I have been very disappointed in new friends. How many times did you need them and what for? What were their excuses for not being there for you?

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You also always have the option of moving back in the hopes that your children will step up.
Have you any idea what it's like to move 1000 miles when you're alone, in ill health and in your late 70 or 80s? When you may not be be driving anymore? It's not so easy to move when you're elderly and alone 1000 or more miles from your family.

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To suspend your life because you figure you will eventually become ill and need your family prevents you from living your life in the present.
No one is suspending their life. Before you go any further.... how old are you and do you have friends and family in FL with you? Are you in your 70s or 80s and alone there? Can you still drive? Is your health still good? However since you're not even there yet you can't know what what it's like and answer those questions.

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My DH and I investigated many different areas of Fl and quickly eliminated those with minimal health care.
Please post the names of those areas because I couldn't find any with excellent health facilities including Board Certified Drs taking new Medicare patients. There are no lists or sites that I could find. Where did he find a list of them? Or did he just start calling them all to ask if they're taking new medicare patients?

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Sarasota Memorial and the medical support that a hospital of that caliber attracts, should be able to meet our needs as we age.
And the Dr's have offices at Memorial and are taking new Medicate patients at this time?

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Old 01-29-2011, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Near Nashville TN
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OR do what we've done and make friends before you get to retire that are already THERE!
Huh? That may work for those with years before retirement - what about those of us retired now and ready to move? Those of us 65 and over? Not everyone on here is your age you know. How did you make friends in advance? Where did you go to meet them? What common interests do you have? How long did you have to spend down there to make all these "friends?" And how do you know they're not just acquaintances? A common problem in FL with the retirement age people.

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We can't wait to move down! We have many friends in PC, PGI, NP already! And I can vouch (like it's necessary...) for Harbor Hoppers flight $$, we've done the same thing, from Rockford, IL on Direct Air.
Harbor Hoppers?

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As far as our family, both my sisters have moved away, our daughter has moved to NYC, the only family I have left in Wisconsin is my mother. My mother in law is gone, and we're not close with my husband's side of the family. So...why not???
In your case it doesn't matter since you have no one where you live anyway. By the time you're my age, your mother will most likely be deceased.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Sun City Center, FL
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Have you any idea what it's like to move 1000 miles when you're alone, in ill health and in your late 70 or 80s? When you may not be be driving anymore? It's not so easy to move when you're elderly and alone 1000 or more miles from your family.

If we had this need in the future, our adult sons and daughter's-in-laws would help us move. They have told us that they would give us whatever help we needed.

Please post the names of those areas because I couldn't find any with excellent health facilities including Board Certified Drs taking new Medicare patients. There are no lists or sites that I could find. Where did he find a list of them? Or did he just start calling them all to ask if they're taking new medicare patients?

In anticipation of our move to Florida this summer DW has been getting specialist care at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. Fl. It is only 3-1/2 hours from where we will live and 8 hours from where we currently live. Although we have traditonal full retirement medical and are 6 years away from Medicare eligibility, they also take Medicare patients.

Just because a move to Florida doesn't work for some people, doesn't mean that it doesn't work for others (or most).

I always found moving to a new area to be exciting and interesting. Getting our house ready to sell and doing the project planning for the move has kept me active and my mind occupied. DW and I love also like the process of choosing a new home.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Mods, please close this thread!
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Central Fl
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Too bad...started out to be a good thread.....

closed....hopefully we can have other good discussions along this line without being argumentative.....

Frank
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