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  1. 18 hours ago, La Pueblita Senior Living said:


    We are very happy to share that the site development has progressed on schedule. We'll post a Construction Progress Report in the next day to provide more details of successes and challenges. This report will be available on our website. It will also cover some of the questions and comments that you guys are sharing. As far as the investment concerns, you don't have to worry, all efforts are fully covered. We had a delay last year as result of many factors such as COVID-19, that impacted all business across many industries including ours, however La Pueblita is taking shape and offers now memberships for our Casitas and The Memory Care. Hope to see you around!

    Thank you!

    I don't know if you will see a message I posted in response to someone else's post.  Please post your prices on this forum and on your web site.  This should not be a secret and should be information available to everyone.  Thinking you want people to go visit first is a waste of everyone's time, if it is our of the prospect's budget.  Also, please post your yearly price increase.

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  2. I don't see the post I just typed, so I am retyping and posting.  Apologies if it is shown twice.  I am asking La Pueblita to post  prices on this forum and their website.  There is really no reason to not do so. 

    If the prices are not shown because they want prospects to come out first, then that logic is flawed, because if the price is too high, it is a waste of everyone's time.  No matter how beautiful, etc. it may be, cost is a determining factor.  Also, don't forget to mention that there is a percentage of price increase yearly.  I did go visit there, however, did not save my cost and price increase information.  I personally felt it was too costly.  Others may have a different opinion.

  3. On 8/22/2021 at 11:58 AM, HoneyBee said:

    Yes you are correct. I live in an all Mexican neighborhood, I believe I am now the only non Mexican living in the Cascada/Santa Maria area. There used to be one other non Mexican , but it looks she moved back up North. So this is my story. I have been living in this area for over 4 years now. Every one knows my name even know in most cases I have no idea who they are. I do all my shopping and eating out locally. Now about 2 years ago I was really sick, I called the girl that works at the Taco stand just down the road. She came took one look and then called her husband. He came then called a doctor who arrived within a half hour. He prescribe and intravenous drip. They called another friend who could set it (they strung a rope between my closet and the window to support it). Then they and  there 2 young children spent the entire night (sleeping on the floor) to ensure I would be alright. (total cost about 500 Pesos).

    So to make a long story short, I learned that they both had to drop out of the Preparatorio because she got pregnant. I made all the arrangements so that they could attend a special program in order to get their diplomas. I then arranged a tutor for the girl for one year, Monday to Friday, 2 hours each in order for her to be able to take the entry exam for the teachers school in Atequiza. She was late getting her papers so she will now take her exam in February of next year. But not to lose a year she enrolled in a Nursing school. One day a week for 2 years. I made arrangements for her husband to take electronic classes in Guadalajara every Saturday for 2 years.

    So why do I tell you this is because I now  know that I will  spend the rest of my life in my own home surrounded by people that I know and love. They used to all sleep on one large mattress with a curtain as a door. I gave them one of my apartments (the title is in her name) and made out a will benefitting them. Like wise, I have a living will that clearly spells out  that a) only give me pain medication as it goes and b) give my remains for medical use.

    On a final note, yes I speak Spanish, but if your willing to go the extra mile you will find similar support. Mexican are the most caring people I have ever encountered. Most care givers do not have any diplomas, they just know how to care.☺️

    That doesn't work for everyone, even "going the extra mile."   I have gone the extra mile, as you say, in helping someone, and still, I experienced a theft from that person.  I don't want this thread to change topics to discuss theft. I only mention this because, although your experience, was a God sent, not everyone is that fortunate with care giver.

  4. Just now, Zeb said:

    I agree.  Why compare the cost to another country.  We don't live in the US, so we need to compare to the cost here.  Otherwise, for that matter, you could compare to prices in Nicaragua and other places, but irrelevant.......

    Also, I want to add a comment.  People say that to me all the time about restaurants.  $180 for a meal they say is not expensive.  It is expensive for Mexico.  It is not much for the US, but we don't live there, so it is irrelevant.

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  5. 4 hours ago, TelsZ4 said:

    Expensive is a relative term.. Usually when someone says “That’s expensive” It’s because they can’t afford it.  La Pubelita is catering to a wealthier clientele.  Check out facilities NOB.  I have acquaintances living in retirement/assisted living places paying $7000 US a month.. So when you compare La Pueblita with other places in North America it doesn’t seem that expensive.






    To me, that is irrelevant.  Expensive can mean a person cannot afford it, but not necessarily.  I could afford it, yet I think it is too expensive for what you get.  Also, the rent is increased yearly by a percentage.  Yes. It is less than the US, but expensive for Mexico.  And....still a lot of money for a place you are only renting. 

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  6. 1 hour ago, timjwilson said:

    I'm curious if those envisioning such need in their future might consider throwing in together, form a nonprofit, buy a nice property and build-convert the perfect facility.

    Conceptually, it is a good idea.  Problems I see are getting people to agree on location, conversion and all that is involved in such a project.  Certainly, it would be less expensive.

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  7. On 8/12/2021 at 4:00 PM, sm1mex said:

    QC moved several months ago. They have been relentlessly contacting TelMex to hook up their land lines but TelMex has failed. Cell numbers used are 332 785 0259. Second choice 332 050 4009. These work. 

    This is really a lot of trouble. I have called those numbers many times today and no answer.  It's good that they work for you, but obviously no consistency.

  8. 6 minutes ago, happyjillin said:

    On GOOGLE: 332-785-0259. It has been established many times on here that the Quality Care landline is not functional. I have been a patient of his for several years and have his cell# in case of an emergency.

    Thank you for your reply.  I finally was able to reach someone at one of the cell numbers.  The clerk did say the land lines don't work.  It seems to me they should be removed from their contact information on their site as I (and probably others) who don't know that keep calling and wasting our time. 

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  9. Just now, Zeb said:

    I am not a lawyer, but did look into that and this is what I learned.  US has no jurisdiction in Mexico and vice versa, so US assets go into US Trust and Mexican assets handled with Mexican Will. I don't know anything about Mexican trusts, do not now if there is any benefit to creating this entity.

    Suggest you get Notario advice for Mexican assets.

    Typing error. Should have been "do not know".

  10. I am not a lawyer, but did look into that and this is what I learned.  US has no jurisdiction in Mexico and vice versa, so US assets go into US Trust and Mexican assets handled with Mexican Will. I don't know anything about Mexican trusts, do not now if there is any benefit to creating this entity.

    Suggest you get Notario advice for Mexican assets.

  11. What a great way to get interest free loans.  None of the airline policies are for the benefit of the consumer.  Imagine if we could just book a flight, fly, then pay afterwards.  How would that work for them?  They use our money.  We should use theirs.  What a concept.

  12. 2 hours ago, Mainecoons said:

    You're not doing that on a government form.  You're doing that on the Volaris page to avoid being erroneously charged.  When you get the FMM all the information on that is correct.  Have done this a number of times.  If you try to get your money back by not doing this and being charged, good luck to you.

    Yes. Thank you for fine tuning that.  That is exactly what I need to do and have done in the past.  This time, I totally forgot this residency issue when I completed the reservation form.  Since they are crooks, there is no other way to handle this.

  13. 1 hour ago, Jreboll said:

    This thread has run its course.  Every conceivable answer has been given. 

    Wheres the moderator when you need him?

    I don't think anyone is moderating as the rules for personal attacks are never enforced.  This was a simple request I made and it turned into people criticizing and insulting each other.  Why????Why is this not stopped????

  14. 10 hours ago, bmh said:

    Once Chillin reads what zeb wrote , he may realize that his answers on tree killing are totally off the subject but that is what he wants to talk about so it may take a while.. Good luck..

    Correct. I said nothing about killing anything, only trimming.

  15. 1 minute ago, RickS said:

    Same thing with Denver Pete....

    BTW.... I have probably flown them 15 times in the last 10 years with zero problems ever.


    Rick,  Maybe that is true or not. 

    Are you a Permanent Resident?  If so, and you are filling our their reservation form, it asks your citizenship.  What then happens, automatically, is that they are charging a Tourist Tax on each entry into Mexico.  This is illegal.  We are not tourists and are exempt from this tax.  Even their Call Center does not know this.  I made the mistake of completing the form and putting in my correct citizenship.  Years ago, my travel agent said the only way to fix this is to type is that you are Mexican.  Instead of creating a field on their form asking for the Residency Information, they just take the money.  It's about 30 USD on each trip.

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