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Parents turn 70 next year. I’m trying to figure out what to expect, how to prepare for retirement, etc. Any suggestions? Feeling overwhelmed, not sure where to start. They live in India while I’m in Canada and no chance of bringing them over right away ( will take 3 years or so, based on visa timelines). They are mobile right now but we had a bad scare where dad was hospitalized overnight and I can see that they need someone for these once a year events ( which will probably get more frequent).

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What programs are available to them in India that you can pay for? If you can’t get them to Canada then try to ensure their comfort and safety in India. It’s not an easy answer but you don’t have to have it all figured out right now. Weigh all your options.

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Why are you planning your parents retirement?

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Sounds like it’s more about their physical well being than financial and they are trying to figure out how to help care for them when in a separate country.

So, is the Canadian tax payer expected to pay for your parents aged-care (the most expensive time of a person’s life) when they haven’t contributed a cent to the system? Genuine question.

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Do you have any family near them in India you can lean on? Do they have a support system there? Does Canada have any type of leave you could utilize to visit in these circumstances? Sorry I can’t me more helpful!

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