Cost of living in Mexico, the main factor for retirement
Many older adults from the United States decide to travel to Mexico to settle in the country. The main idea of this is to start with their new stage after retirement, in a place that offers them all the comforts and at the same time is affordable.
Although there are several retirement centers in the United States, which have all the services to cover the needs of the elderly, they are not very affordable. On the contrary, they are quite expensive centers, so both the family and the elderly are forced not to hire their services.
Living costs in Mexico
It is normal that, as the elderly adult ages, their visual and hearing capacity decreases. In some cases, these limitations make the older adult decide to isolate himself, in other cases, he continues trying to perform his activities in a normal way. But regardless of the case, the truth is that older adults are more likely to have an accident.
To prevent any accident from happening, retirement homes in Mexico have trained personnel to help the elderly in their daily activities. The company of both qualified personnel and other people of the same age as the elderly person helps prevent them from feeling alone or isolated, as well as preventing them from having an accident.
These services are quite expensive in the United States and paying for a companion is not affordable. Besides, this does not guarantee that they are qualified personnel that meet the needs of older adults who suffer from some kind of disability.
Although the United States is known for being one of the countries with the most processed foods, the truth is that maintaining a healthy diet on a limited budget can be difficult. Due to the currency exchange, in Mexico, the food is much cheaper than in the United States.
So even with a limited budget, it is much easier to maintain a comfortable and healthy lifestyle. The National Institute on Aging has the necessary information to guide the elderly in the portions of food they should consume, as well as the cost in Mexico.
But these kinds of services can vary depending on the needs of the patient, so it is necessary to consult everything with a doctor. One of the main advantages of retirement homes is that they have nutritionists, so the elderly can have a personalized diet.
For most older adults, family is the most important thing, that is why they seek to settle in retirement homes that are close to their relatives. However, for many people within the United States, it is cheaper to travel from their country to Mexico.
Due to its geographical proximity, it only takes a couple of hours to get to where the older adult is. To make things easier, for years there have been several communities of Americans within Mexico, so the elderly can feel at home at all times.
It is common that as age increases, there are limitations in physical functionality, this in the long term can deteriorate the health of the elderly. Physiotherapy is recommended to avoid these kinds of things; however, these services tend to be quite expensive in the United States.
Even when they have health insurance, they don’t always cover the costs of a professional physical therapist. In Mexico, several institutions offer this kind of service to improve the quality of life of the elderly.
It is even common to have physiotherapists in retirement homes and the main advantage of this is that neither the elderly nor their family will have to pay more. Most of the time, these kinds of services are already included with the plan that is offered, so it can be guaranteed that the older adult would have the best care.
Several therapies and exercises are required to help the elderly to integrate again; one of the therapies that are required are occupational ones. For this therapy to work, it must be adapted to the needs of the elderly, so the professional must first assess their health.
Once the areas that need focus on the therapy are identified, then the specific exercises can begin. The level of efficacy of these therapies is very high, so in a short time, you can see an improvement in the mental development of the elderly and achieve social integration.
But in the United States, all this is extremely expensive, so the family has to invest enough money to get this type of care.
Due to the aging of the population and the foreigners who decide to live in Mexico after their retirement, different strategies have been implemented in Mexico for a long time; which is to improve the urban environment, so older adults can feel comfortable and safe on the streets.
Although there are several cities where these improvements have been implemented for the elderly, one of the most popular is Tijuana, as it is close to the United States. Thanks to this, older adults can venture to explore what this city has to offer.
Unfortunately, life in the cities of the United States that have this kind of environment are quite expensive.
If we make an international price comparison, you will notice that our service has a cheaper cost, even when we are located in a major city. Our monthly expenses are lower compared to anywhere in the United States.
At Casa de Retiro El Mirador, our priority is the well-being of the elderly, so we offer top quality services at affordable prices. Our main purpose is to give a quality of life to the elderly and that at all times they feel loved, respected and useful for society.