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BeckiHedin
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My husband and I are thinking about moving to St. Croix. My parents would be coming with us. They are 75. I am worried about hopitals/doctors/health care in general. Any information would be appreciated.

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Topic starter Posted : January 25, 2017 7:16 pm
East Ender
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I would agree that you should be careful. The elder care movement is not quite here yet. If they have specific needs, do your research. I don't think 75 is that old, but it does depend on their current functional level.

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Posted : January 25, 2017 7:28 pm
LiquidFluoride
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My husband and I are thinking about moving to St. Croix. My parents would be coming with us. They are 75. I am worried about hopitals/doctors/health care in general. Any information would be appreciated.

Are they currently in need of medical care? are they both mobile and "spry"?

life style makes so much of a difference vs age... My mom is in her late 60's but is very active and doesn't look older than late 40's, some of her friends are hunched up little old ladies at 65+. My grandpa is super active and moves around quite well at 93, I've had both down to the island, my mom lived here for a couple years and is planning on moving back.

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Posted : January 25, 2017 8:05 pm
Afriend
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I'm 73 and and spouse is 72. Most of our friends are in the 65 to 80 YO bracket and a few are older (one is in her 90's). All have been living in the islands for years and all are in relatively good health. We generally see "local doctors" for minor and/or routine care. We all go back to the US mainland once or twice a year for annual check-ups, physicals, to see specialists and for other more important medical care. All of us know full well that we have to go "off-island" if we have a serious medical condition. We all have medical evacuation insurance in case we we have a very serious accident or illness and need to get to a hospital or doctor. Basically, if it is anything more that a cold, flu or minor cuts, bruise or sprains we get off-island as fast as possible.

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Posted : January 25, 2017 8:55 pm
BeckiHedin
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Thanks for the reply. My parents are both in good health!! Lets say you have a heart attack, what happens?

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Topic starter Posted : January 25, 2017 9:44 pm
stxisbest
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Thanks for the reply. My parents are both in good health!! Lets say you have a heart attack, what happens?

You wait for an ambulance if we have one working, (on STX), for 45 minutes then if you make it to the hospital you get parked against a wall and hopefully not forgotten or someone pulls a sheet over your head, then hope the only ER doc is actually on duty and not watching a movie in his / her office. If you make it thru all that well take 2 aspirins for the headache this has created and here is a bill for $5000.00 for your inconvenience.

Don't think I missed much. Good luck

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Posted : January 25, 2017 10:27 pm
AandA2VI
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My husband and I are thinking about moving to St. Croix. My parents would be coming with us. They are 75. I am worried about hopitals/doctors/health care in general. Any information would be appreciated.

Are they currently in need of medical care? are they both mobile and "spry"?

life style makes so much of a difference vs age... My mom is in her late 60's but is very active and doesn't look older than late 40's, some of her friends are hunched up little old ladies at 65+. My grandpa is super active and moves around quite well at 93, I've had both down to the island, my mom lived here for a couple years and is planning on moving back.

Is granny spry??? DYING!!! Best movie ever!

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Posted : January 25, 2017 11:19 pm
speee1dy
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i had one, i am in my 50's. i went to our hospital and had excellent care.

Thanks for the reply. My parents are both in good health!! Lets say you have a heart attack, what happens?

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Posted : January 26, 2017 11:33 am
speee1dy
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actually you missed everything.

you drive to the hospital, you sign in and tell them you are or think you are having a heart attack, you sit down for about 10 minutes, they take you back and start intake, run a few tests, you check in, you wait for a dr, you get nurses to take blood, and give you oxygen, the dr comes in to check on you, you wait for the blood work, the dr tells you that, yep, you had a heart attack, you get wheeled into a private room, you get scheduled for a stent, you do in hospital rehab, you go home, you set up your 3 month rehab at the heart center. you learn a little about what foods are good and which are bad.

maybe next time try not to get so many facts wrong

Thanks for the reply. My parents are both in good health!! Lets say you have a heart attack, what happens?

You wait for an ambulance if we have one working, (on STX), for 45 minutes then if you make it to the hospital you get parked against a wall and hopefully not forgotten or someone pulls a sheet over your head, then hope the only ER doc is actually on duty and not watching a movie in his / her office. If you make it thru all that well take 2 aspirins for the headache this has created and here is a bill for $5000.00 for your inconvenience.

Don't think I missed much. Good luck

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Posted : January 26, 2017 11:38 am
LiquidFluoride
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you learn a little about what foods are good and which are bad.

Look into time-restricted eating... I've been doing it for 2 years.. amazing!

lots and lots of studies on it... it's really amazing and so easy to do.

far easier than "dieting"

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Posted : January 26, 2017 7:44 pm
stxisbest
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actually you missed everything.

you drive to the hospital, you sign in and tell them you are or think you are having a heart attack, you sit down for about 10 minutes, they take you back and start intake, run a few tests, you check in, you wait for a dr, you get nurses to take blood, and give you oxygen, the dr comes in to check on you, you wait for the blood work, the dr tells you that, yep, you had a heart attack, you get wheeled into a private room, you get scheduled for a stent, you do in hospital rehab, you go home, you set up your 3 month rehab at the heart center. you learn a little about what foods are good and which are bad.

maybe next time try not to get so many facts wrong

first one should not drive themselves after a possible heart attack. no mention was made of other people around so again you start with the hopefully working amberlamps arriving quickly.

all i know is your scenario might work in babylon but it sure as heck does not work here.

(unless of course you know someone or have the right name)

we will have to agree to disagree

Thanks for the reply. My parents are both in good health!! Lets say you have a heart attack, what happens?

You wait for an ambulance if we have one working, (on STX), for 45 minutes then if you make it to the hospital you get parked against a wall and hopefully not forgotten or someone pulls a sheet over your head, then hope the only ER doc is actually on duty and not watching a movie in his / her office. If you make it thru all that well take 2 aspirins for the headache this has created and here is a bill for $5000.00 for your inconvenience.

Don't think I missed much. Good luck

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Posted : January 26, 2017 10:58 pm
speee1dy
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i did not drive myself, my hubby did. but all the rest happened to me.
so yeah, i got it right and he got it wrong, sounds like you got it wrong to

actually you missed everything.

you drive to the hospital, you sign in and tell them you are or think you are having a heart attack, you sit down for about 10 minutes, they take you back and start intake, run a few tests, you check in, you wait for a dr, you get nurses to take blood, and give you oxygen, the dr comes in to check on you, you wait for the blood work, the dr tells you that, yep, you had a heart attack, you get wheeled into a private room, you get scheduled for a stent, you do in hospital rehab, you go home, you set up your 3 month rehab at the heart center. you learn a little about what foods are good and which are bad.

maybe next time try not to get so many facts wrong

first one should not drive themselves after a possible heart attack. no mention was made of other people around so again you start with the hopefully working amberlamps arriving quickly.

all i know is your scenario might work in babylon but it sure as heck does not work here.

(unless of course you know someone or have the right name)

we will have to agree to disagree

Thanks for the reply. My parents are both in good health!! Lets say you have a heart attack, what happens?

You wait for an ambulance if we have one working, (on STX), for 45 minutes then if you make it to the hospital you get parked against a wall and hopefully not forgotten or someone pulls a sheet over your head, then hope the only ER doc is actually on duty and not watching a movie in his / her office. If you make it thru all that well take 2 aspirins for the headache this has created and here is a bill for $5000.00 for your inconvenience.

Don't think I missed much. Good luck

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Posted : January 27, 2017 10:52 am
speee1dy
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thank you

you learn a little about what foods are good and which are bad.

Look into time-restricted eating... I've been doing it for 2 years.. amazing!

lots and lots of studies on it... it's really amazing and so easy to do.

far easier than "dieting"

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Posted : January 27, 2017 10:53 am
speee1dy
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just remember, personal experience trumps thoughts of what might happen

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Posted : January 27, 2017 10:54 am
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