Assisted living refers to a series of services which often include housing, constant medical care and attention, and personalized assistance. Assisted living is a wonderful option for people who for whatever reason would find their lives bettered and enriched by receiving help with a variety of daily tasks, as well as being provided with recreational and community building activities. People who partake of assisted living are commonly called residents, as the service often involves the client moving to a community that best suits their individual needs. This is not to say that independent living does not exist within the range of assisted living services. Usually residents are seniors, especially those who have specific palliative needs.
As the average life expectancy and overall life quality of seniors have been in a trend of increasing it’s not uncommon to find senior citizens that want to live their golden years as best they can, but are challenged by the demands of daily life. For many of them, family care is an increasingly difficult option as their children and grandchildren live far away or find themselves constantly busy.
Furthermore, even if a senior is in full health, the responsibilities of taking care of themselves can take away from their capacity to socialize and live an enriching life. For others, taxing physical and mental health conditions pose great challenges that no individual or family should face unsupported. This is where assisted living comes in: rather than being a sad space that one takes an elder to abandon in (as has been terribly misportrayed in the media), senior communities offer personalized (and human!) medical care, tranquility to loving families that want the best for their elders, blooming social and entertainment opportunities for residents, and above all a regained independence and freedom to use one’s energy and resources to do what one loves most knowing that their basic needs are taken care of.
The first great benefit that people see when coming to Mexico is the cultural and social enrichment that they get by living here. When asked why they moved to Mexico, many said that a sharp increase in their quality of life had a big role to play in the decision. Many enjoy an environment that feels safer.
Many are also surprised to see the level of technological development and infrastructure that they find when they move south. Add to that year-long warm climate, and a culture that values and respects the elderly greatly while also being kind and emphasizing community. For senior citizens this is often something to reinvigorate their life, all in a country where the costs of living and for top notch premium healthcare are but a portion of what they would be in U.S.
And it is precisely this last point which makes Mexico a very attractive option when looking for assisted living. In the United States the average monthly cost for assisted living is $4000 USD monthly, or $48,000 every year, though it can go up to more than $7000 monthly. And this general price tends to be for the most basic assisted living plans one can find . In the meantime, even the most expensive facilities in Mexico usually never go for more than $1600 USD a month (and as low as $500 USD a month) . For families that might be wanting the best life for their senior family members, but worried about the costs, this can be a greatly promising option, especially when considering that Mexico is the closest one can be geographically to the U.S.
Care homes in Mexico are regulated by the Federal Government through the Ministry Governments for issuing operating licenses in particular, because of this, each rest home determines its own security and service standards that must comply with federal and municipal regulations established by the laws of the government in Mexico.
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