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Avoid becoming elderly and ill in France.


That is ALBF advice for the day.

 

Jesus folks…..the system sucks….and very expensive too.

Two elderly French relatives have become ill (one very terminally..literally months). The process, the administration and everything else to get them all sorted in their final time is a nightmare.

France should be ashamed.

Just count on 4k per month to live out your years in an ephad. More if you need specialist care.

Im telling you.

Also, just hope there is someone to help you with the process.

Its….a nightmare.

They don’t tell you that in the magazines.

 

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And what else they don't tell you is - after the final curtain - the nightmare that comes when the state takes control of one's assets, home and savings..... Make out a UK will - forget it - the french will ignore it.   Have savings in joint names - forget it - the french insist that half of what should have gone to remaining spouse - is TAKEN and distributed according to napoleonic law - forget what financial needs the remaining spouse may have.   Sellone's home, owned jointly - forget it - the STATE will decide how half one's property is to be split up - and if property not sold in the time set out by napoleon then the property no longer belongs to remaining spouse - but is handed over to the kiddies.   And when one returns to the UK, and needs care - then the UK gvt will state that one has to pay for everything - but you can't because the safety net of owning one's own home has been taken from you - and handed over to the kiddies....... and one is LEFT WITH NOTHING - NO ASSETS, NO HOME - NOTHING.

 

DO NOT  DIE  IN FRANCE.  Whatever your marriage regime, whatever your Will -

the STATE WILL TAKE AND DIVIDE UP - with NO account of future financial needs of remaining - grieving - spouse.

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Dear Chessie,

I know you have been though the mill, and I sympathise, and hope that you are beginning to come out of the nightmare now.

I've been trying to tell this to my OH for some time - a cancer diagnosis concentrates the mind particularly well - even when the outcome is as you'd hoped, and with your permission .. I'm going to take this on board.  And ALBF, your comments too make interesing reading .. I'm adding that to my pile of information too.

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On 16/05/2024 at 15:08, alittlebitfrench said:

Avoid becoming elderly and ill in France.


That is ALBF advice for the day.

 

Jesus folks…..the system sucks….and very expensive too.

Two elderly French relatives have become ill (one very terminally..literally months). The process, the administration and everything else to get them all sorted in their final time is a nightmare.

France should be ashamed.

Just count on 4k per month to live out your years in an ephad. More if you need specialist care.

Im telling you.

Also, just hope there is someone to help you with the process.

Its….a nightmare.

They don’t tell you that in the magazines.

 

It might be worth noting that our son's FIL is paying £6540.00 PER MONTH for his wife who is in a special home for dementia/Alzheimer's patients. 

That figure is without "additonals" or "extras". The setting is attractive and she does have a pleasant room, but it is questionable whether he can afford these vast sums in the long run. Ephad seems reasonable in comparison. 

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On 09/07/2024 at 16:24, CSCosford said:

It might be worth noting that our son's FIL is paying £6540.00 PER MONTH for his wife who is in a special home for dementia/Alzheimer's patients. 

That figure is without "additonals" or "extras". The setting is attractive and she does have a pleasant room, but it is questionable whether he can afford these vast sums in the long run. Ephad seems reasonable in comparison. 

I think the cost it is about the same when you factor wages.

The question really is…..do you (or rather your children) want to go through all this in a foreign country. It is not easy, and you will end up paying someone to sort all the administration out. And that is costly in itself.
 

It has been enlightening experience.

Me, a quick HA and that will be fine. 
 

Long term care…..no thks.

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