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End of Life Preparedness

By Valarie Brown Coon

In St. Paul’s Church’s fourth lecture on End of Life Preparedness, our three presenters will discuss the assisted living and long-term care options available in the San Miguel community.

“Assisted Living
LTC Options in Our Community”
Mon, Aug 3, 4-6pm
St. Paul’s Church
Cardo 6
152 0387
Donation 50 pesos

ALMA (Apoyo a Los Sanmiguelenses Ancianos, or Support for Elderly of San Miguel) is San Miguel’s charitable home for elders who require medical care or are homeless. The organization is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy environment for ancianos—both Mexicans and those of other nationalities— in its La Lejona residence located at Carmina Casa 69, in the Colonia La Lejona 2.

ALMA is currently home to 37 elders, including six non-Mexicans. Four private rooms are available for 8,000 pesos per month and four apartments are available for 12,000 pesos per month for those who have the means to pay. These rooms require a helper for a minimum of eight hours paid by the resident, as the facility does not have enough staff to help in the private rooms.

The fee includes three meals per day, laundry service, medical and therapeutic services, and a Catholic mass each week. Patients with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease are received on a trial basis to confirm the fit between the two. Bedridden patients are not accepted; however, if a resident were to later become bedridden, they would continue to receive care. For more information call 415 152 7210 or email

Cielito Lindo is the first retirement community offering both independent living and assisted living services in San Miguel de Allende.  It is also the first assisted living facility in Mexico designed to host both Mexicans and other nationalities, offering a high quality of affordable assisted living with a wide variety of activities including tennis, thermal water pools, gym, and other amenities. For 24/7 care, their memory center serves people with medical or cognitive conditions and dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis (MS), vascular dementia, aphasia, and others.

Oscar Cervantes Peña of Medical Home: Home Nursing San Miguel will discuss services available through personalized nursing care in the home.

This promises to be a very informative lecture for those who may be anticipating the need for some assisted living support in the future. St. Paul’s six-week lecture series that began July 13 focuses on end of life preparedness and draws upon the experience and resources of professionals here in the San Miguel community.

The lectures are held every Monday from 4 to 6pm in the church’s Parish Hall located at Cardo 6. The series, which ends on August 17, is free, but a recommended donation of 50 pesos per person per lecture is appreciated. These funds will be used to serve this population through a discretionary fund managed by Bishop William Gregg and the Rector of St. Paul’s. For more information call 415 152 0387.


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