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Nursing Homes in Portugal


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 lar
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I currently have a house in the Silver coast which I use for holidays but I would like to consider moving there permanantly but I couldn't leave my Grandparents behind. My Grandma is in a Nursing Home in the UK an would need similar care in Portugal. Does anyone know of a Nursing home in the Silver Coast area where they speak English?

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Hi and welcome to the forum 8)

Sorry, can't help with your question but I'm sure someone in that neck of the woods will be along shortly.

Whereabouts on the Silver Coast?

-Simon

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 lar
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Thanks.
My House is near Alcobaca, so with regards to nursing homes anything near Alcobaca, Nazare etc.

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 Dann
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Greetings all,  I am considering retirement at 70 to Central/Northern area and wondering what aged care is available in Portugal in general?  In a country where children care for their old folks, I wonder if care homes are even a thing? 😧 

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 Bert
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@dann Hi Dann, I don't know about specific places but what I can tell you is what I know as a current US citizen of Portuguese heritage who grew up in and currently live in and around large communities of Portuguese people in the Central Valley of California. Many current second/third generation Portuguese families here are sending their parents and grandparents (they are PT citizens) back to Portugal for care as they need it as it is soo expensive in the US/California it is unaffordable for most.

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@bert Thanks for your reply Bert.  I am from Visalia and had limited contact with the Portuguese community mainly in Hanford, but was unaware that they would send elderly back to PT for aged care.  Most of those folks were from the Azores.

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@dann There are Santa Casa da Misericórdia homes all over the country, they provide care homes, home help services and our local one has just built some residential home units for people over 65 who don't need support

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@pamalcobaca Thank you Pam.  It sounds like there are several possibilities for old age care in PT.  I'll be researching more about Santa Casa, but in the meantime my plans to move to PT continue! 😀 

 

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 Hel
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Hi Dann, there are good care homes in Portugal. Both private and state funded. However the problem will be the English speaking part of things. Looking at it from a different angle, which is very common in Portugal, you will easily get a local person to look after your grandparents at home for a very reasonable price! They can be live-in, permanent, or part-time. You can tailor it they way it suits you best. You will find that portuguese generations currently in their 40s and younger, will have good enough English for the job.

Here is an example of a site with adverts of that kind and prices:

Emprego Urgente: Cuidar de idosos em Portugal - Maio 2021 - Jooble

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@hel  Thanks hel.  Good and useful information!

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