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© 2017 by Paradise Community Living

Paradise Community Living Health Care

The premier provider of Medical,

Rehabilitation and wellness in the

Medical Tourism Industry

About Paradise Community Living (PCL) Health Care:

 

     PCL Health Care was born out of the needs of many individuals seeking affordable, high quality medical, dental, rehabilitation and wellness care by accredited medical personnel, while at the same time, taking advantage of the health benefits associated with traveling, or even living in a tropical paradise. Our parent company, Paradise Community Living provides short vacations or relocations services at our Resort, Community and Eco Village style living sites to individuals based on their preferences.

 

Health Care Abroad Cost:

    Based on which Home Site Country you chose, the cost of your medical procedure could be reduced by 50% or more. As an example, in the United States, Cardiac Bypass Surgery averages approximately $70,000 - $200,000 US Dollars. At our accredited Medical locations in the Philippines, Cardiac Bypass Surgery on average cost between $10,000 and $25,000 US Dollars. In the United States, the average cost of Gastric Bypass Surgery is $25,000 US dollars, while the average cost at our accredited Medical locations in the Dominican Republic (A Caribbean Nation), is $7,000. Some dental procedures save our clients over 80% from typical U.S. prices. That's a huge savings even after you have paid for your travel, accommodation and a vacation in Paradise for you and your companion.

Our Mission is to educate our clients on the available resources and benefits available to them by seeking medical attention abroad and assist them to acquire those benefits to maintain the highest quality of health and well being while still enjoying a  better quality of life in a Tropical Environment. To ensure that clinically-appropriate services are available on and off site as part of the medical care necessary to support our clients in restoring or improving their independence, or providing them comfort-oriented support services.

These services help chronically ill, mentally ill, the Underinsured, Uninsured, Elective Surgery (including dental, plastic, cosmetic or wellness), Disabled Veterans of any age to obtain the best chance of recovery or maintenance of their individual illness or injury in a calm, peaceful environment promoting the highest levels of health and quality of life while enjoying the natural remedies of a Paradise Island.  

 

Underinsured:

    Insurers are reducing services while at the same time increasing cost beyond the ability for many individuals to afford the deductibles and out of pocket expenses associated with their medical coverage. In addition, wait list and the lack of available Physicians make PCL Health Care an excellent choice for immediate and affordable medical and wellness care.

 

Uninsured:

    With 16% of Americans (about 45 million Americans) are uninsured. Many of these individuals are self-employed, end up significantly reducing their retirement and savings in order to pay for their medical care. A recent study by Harvard University concluded that half of all bankruptcies are due to medical expenses.  Many baby boomers who may not yet qualify for Medicaid or Medicare, but need urgent medical care, surgery or psychological care find affordability and support at PCL Health Care medical and home sites. Today, more and more Senior Citizens and retirees who no longer have Group Coverage due to retirement, find that the surgery and dental coverage may not be covered under social security, medicaid or medicare. These type of gaps in coverage are very affordable at PCL Health Care.

 

Baby Boomers:

    The last of the Baby Boomers are nearing retirement, however, many do not yet qualify for medical or health care under medicare or medicare. In many cases, funding for such programs have been reduced or cut back leaving many much needed medical procedures not covered under the above social programs. PCL Health Care becomes a viable option to stabilize and obtain quality medical care.

Home Care:

    Home care includes any professional support services that allow a person to live safely in a home environment. On site care services can help someone who is aging and needs assistance to live independently; is managing chronic health issues; is recovering from a medical setback; or has special needs or a disability. Professional caregivers such as nurses, aides, and therapists provide short-term or long-term care on site, depending on a person's needs.

Home care can be the key to achieving the highest quality of life possible. It can enable safety, security, and increased independence; it can ease management of an ongoing medical condition; it can help avoid unnecessary hospitalization; it can aid with recovery after an illness, injury, or hospital stay—all through care given in the comfort and familiarity of home. Home care can include:

  • Help with daily activities such as dressing and bathing

  • Assistance with safely managing tasks around the house

  • Companionship

  • Therapy and rehabilitative services

  • Short- or long-term nursing care for an illness, disease, or disability.

 

Disabled Veterans

    PCL Health Care works directly with Veteran Service Organizations (VSO) to help Disabled Veterans and family members with VA Disability claims. VSO's provide Service Officers at no cost.  Service Officers know all about every step in the application and interview process. They can provide practical help and moral support. Some Service Officers are experts in helping Veterans with disability claims.

Service-connected disability is determined by the Compensation and Pension Service. C&P is an arm of VA's Veterans Benefits Administration: Compensation. This decision is not made by the providers who care for you in VA's clinics and Vet Centers. The process for making the decision involves several steps:

  • A formal request (claim) must be filed using forms provided by the VA's Veterans Benefits Administration.

  • After all the forms are submitted, you must complete interviews about your:

    • social history (a review of family, work, and education before, during, and after military service).

    • psychiatric status (a review of past and current mental health symptoms and of traumas gone through while in the military).

    • physical status (a review of past and current physical/pain health symptoms and of traumas gone through in the military).

    • sexual assault (a review of past and current sexual assault symptoms and traumas gone through while in the military).

The forms and information about the application process can be obtained from Benefits Officers at any VA medical center, outpatient clinic, or regional office.

The process of applying for a VA disability for can take several months. It can be confusing and quite stressful. Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) can help Veterans and family members with VA disability claims.  They can provide practical help and moral support. Some Service Officers are experts in helping Veterans with PTSD disability claims.

Even if you have not been a member of a given VSO, you still can ask for help from a Service Officer of that VSO.

Once a service connection benefit has been awarded to you, PCL Health Care will provide treatment and therapy at all PCL Health Care sites under the Foreign Medical Program.

The Foreign Medical Program (FMP) is a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care benefits program for U.S. Veterans who are residing or traveling abroad and have VA-rated, service-connected disabilities. Under FMP, VA assumes payment responsibility for certain necessary health care services received in foreign countries and associated with the treatment of service-connected disabilities, or any disability associated with and held to be aggravating a service-connected condition. (Veterans living in Canada are under the jurisdiction of FMP; however, inquiries and claims must be directed to the Foreign Countries Operations in Canada.  Additionally, VA may authorize necessary foreign medical services for any condition for a Veteran participating in the VA Vocational Rehabilitation Program (38 U.S.C. 31).

 

Discount Services:

    Although non service connected conditions for all disabled Veteran guest are normally not covered under the FMP, services are provided at a fraction of the cost normally charged in the United States, thus affording our guest a direct payment option to receive treatment and assistance normally not financially attainable in the United States.