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Moving elderly parents from Canada to U.S.

Old Jan 13th 2006, 6:37 am
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Hi

We need our elderly parents (89/85yrs) from Canada come stay with us in
United States so we can care for them. Are there any concerns with
immigration and what are the options as far as health care?

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Old Jan 13th 2006, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by Cjancie
Hi

We need our elderly parents (89/85yrs) from Canada come stay with us in
United States so we can care for them. Are there any concerns with
immigration and what are the options as far as health care?

cjancie

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If you mean Immigrate, then yes there is, the full info is on the USCIS site, but apart from the inevitable time issues not generally a problem assuming your are US Citizens, no quota to wait for.

Health care, the main option will be to have enough money to pay for any care they need.

After 5 years as a Perrmanent Resident they would qualify for Part B Medicare, but that would be at a monthly premium. Assuming the rules do not change etc etc. I would have thought they would be better off in Canada unless they are loaded and can pay as they go.
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Old Jan 13th 2006, 9:28 am
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Default Re: Moving elderly parents from Canada to U.S.

Originally Posted by Cjancie
Hi

We need our elderly parents (89/85yrs) from Canada come stay with us in
United States so we can care for them. Are there any concerns with
immigration and what are the options as far as health care?

cjancie

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They will receive very high quality health care in Canada for free. If they come to USA, considering their age, you can expect to pay hundreds of thousands of $ in medical expenses. Unless, you are a multi-millionaire, they will probably be better off in Canada. I guess you have to balance out the joy of being with your parents versus the cost of spending hundreds of thousands of $ in medical expenses. I really doubt that any company is going to provide health insurance coverage in the USA.
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We need our elderly parents (89/85yrs) from Canada come stay with us in United States so we can care for them.
You need to make a distinction between "need" and "want". My parents are 84/79 and in poor health... they moved back to Canada because they could not afford US medical care! It would be far less expensive for you, and far more convenient for them if you went to Canada to care for them... yes, even if you have to visit there for an extended period of time!

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They will receive very high quality health care in Canada for free.

I agree with your post with the bit of an exception of the above sentence. Like you, my husband is Canada. His sister's and his children still reside in Canada (Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario) and I do not see that they receive very high quality health care. Yes, they get adequate health care but there is a long wait for evaluation tests when you are sick (Q); pay for your medicine (NS); and pledge your first borne son to get a family physician in Ontario.

For example, my s-i-l in Q has been suffering from bouts of lightheadedness and fainting for over a year. She had to wait 9 weeks for an appointment with a specialist and only got that because her physician intervened on her behalf. Then the diagnosis could not be made until she had tests at the hospital in Montreal which took another 2 weeks for an appointment. Finally the last time she took a nose-dive they took her by ambulance to the hospital and her doctor would not sign her out until all the tests were done. Said that was the only way he could get the tests done quicker. And even then it took 10 days before everything was complete. And guess what, one month later, they still don't know what is causing it and told her when she feels dizzy to sit down and put her head behind her knees.

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ian-mstm Wrote:
    > You need to make a distinction between "need" and "want". My parents
    > are
    > 84/79 and in poor health... they moved back to Canada because they
    > could
    > not afford US medical care! It would be far less expensive for you,
    > and
    > far more convenient for them if you went to Canada to care for them...
    > yes, even if you have to visit there for an extended period of time!
    >
    > Ian
    >
    > --

Is there a way to keep their health insurance and live in U.S. by going
back and forth to Canada?

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Old Jan 13th 2006, 6:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Cjancie
Is there a way to keep their health insurance and live in U.S. by going back and forth to Canada?
That's a good question! You don't say where you live, but OHIP stopped reimbursing US health care costs several years ago for snowbirds (my parents) and, if I remember correctly, Blue Cross pulled in the reins of their Deluxe coverage for Canadians on extended visits to the US. Well, to be precise, OHIP didn't stop reimbursing so much as limited the reimbursement to a pittance of what it used to be, such that it is now not a good idea to spend x months out of each year in the sunny south!

I don't mean to be intrusive, but have you asked your parents what they want? They may not want to up and move away from their home which, I can't begin to tell you, will be terribly stressful... not including any additional stress caused by living in a family member's home, losing their sense of independence, dealing with US immigration or even border guards, etc.

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