Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
#414661 - 08/24/11 11:04 PM Assisted Living Facilities  
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 520
Don Greife Offline
.
Don Greife  Offline
Is an "assisted living facility", for older folks that are not yet ready to enter a nursing home, available any place in Belize?


I'll be happy to discuss my avatar with anyone who knows what it is.
#414662 - 08/24/11 11:30 PM Re: Assisted Living Facilities [Re: Don Greife]  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,441
ScubaLdy Offline
.
ScubaLdy  Offline
Last year someone told me there was one I think between Belize City and Belmopan. It sure would be nice to have one here on the island.


Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles
#414665 - 08/24/11 11:58 PM Re: Assisted Living Facilities [Re: Don Greife]  
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 3,886
reaper Offline
.
reaper  Offline
There is one Harriett. It's called BC's:)

#414671 - 08/25/11 04:11 AM Re: Assisted Living Facilities [Re: Don Greife]  
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,391
Katie Valk Offline
Katie Valk  Offline
Banana Bank advertised as having one, but not sure what they offer


Belize based travel specialist
www.belize-trips.com
info@belize-trips.com
#414699 - 08/25/11 10:20 AM Re: Assisted Living Facilities [Re: Don Greife]  
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,948
champion Offline
.
champion  Offline
Me and a friend talked about this a few years back. It still sounds like something that should be looked into as a possible business venture.


Reality is only an illusion that occurs due to a lack of alcohol
#414713 - 08/25/11 11:50 AM Re: Assisted Living Facilities [Re: Don Greife]  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,441
ScubaLdy Offline
.
ScubaLdy  Offline
Reaper - I don't think we are talking about 'assisted drinking' everyone seems to be able to do that quite well. Maybe need assistance getting home. LOL


Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles
#414714 - 08/25/11 11:58 AM Re: Assisted Living Facilities [Re: Don Greife]  
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 655
LaraTravelBelize Offline
.
LaraTravelBelize  Offline
having worked for many years in the long term care (LTC) environment in the US, i would not recommend belize for someone who is considering assisted living. We simply do not have the access to emergency medical care that is a necessary component for someone that is seeking to live in a medically augmented environment.

#414719 - 08/25/11 12:30 PM Re: Assisted Living Facilities [Re: LaraTravelBelize]  
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,948
champion Offline
.
champion  Offline
Originally Posted by LaraTravelBelize
having worked for many years in the long term care (LTC) environment in the US, i would not recommend belize for someone who is considering assisted living. We simply do not have the access to emergency medical care that is a necessary component for someone that is seeking to live in a medically augmented environment.

Very good point. Maybe more of the early retirement faze. Still mobile and alert.


Reality is only an illusion that occurs due to a lack of alcohol
#414816 - 08/26/11 02:11 PM Re: Assisted Living Facilities [Re: Don Greife]  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,441
ScubaLdy Offline
.
ScubaLdy  Offline
What about those of us who do not want to prolong life or be recessitated? I look forward to getting to the age and condition where I no longer keep house or cook for myself --- OH - I'm already there! Now, I just have to support a care taker and not have other old farts around me. It would be nice to have interesting people to play cards and dominoes, etc. with.


Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles
#414868 - 08/26/11 09:40 PM Re: Assisted Living Facilities [Re: Don Greife]  
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 48
catfish Offline
.
catfish  Offline
I had my Mom down here in an apartment with full time care. It was much cheaper than doing something like that in the U.S. As things got more difficult she was with John Carr at Banana Bank Ranch. I'm not sure he is still doing this. Lots of caring and trustworthy people here in the country to look after elderly people. The medical care on the island is adequate as long as emergencies don't arise but better on the mainland. At least here you can get house calls. If you are living here and have an elderly parent I would recommend bringing them down. At least you can check in and make sure their care is up to par.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
Paradise Guy Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
November
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 237 guests, and 6 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics65,645
Posts466,500
Members18,959
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0