so, my now 80 year old parents have been going south from montana every winter for many years. evolved from pulling a fifth wheel to owning a park model home, in the wellton area east of yuma about 40 miles. dad always said he did not want ever to be in the yuma hospital, and when he came home last spring made a lot of noise about selling out. friends had died off or were unable to make it az., and a couple of immediate care or emergency room trips to yuma had convinced them the little hospital there was overwhelmed, both with snowbirds, and with our neighbors to the south coming there to have u.s. citizen babies. they are both getting frailer and frailer. they did not sell out, but again went south, the day after christmas, travelling for three days, and then staying in laughlin for three days, through new years eve. 6 days of traveling, after the busyness of the holidays, too much for dad, and so on about 7th he wound up in the yuma hospital, with pneumonia. got out yesterday, is going to sell out and probably come home early. if he makes it to next winter, he will want to go south, to an apartment rental. would want somewhere he could play some poker a few days a week, but now the priority probably will be somewhere where the medical community is not as overwhelmed as they are in yuma. he is not a model patient, but probably pretty typical of demanding senior patients who feel they payed for their medicare and expect top level treatment. you can roll your eyes, i do, but that is the case. they are not going to be doing this enough more years to buy anything, nor do they have the financial ability to do a top end transitional facility, so they need a 3 or 4 month rental in a town that might be able to better care for them in the almost sure situation that they would need medical care. hard to see them get to this stage, but would love to hear anyone's opinions of laughlin, henderson, mesquite, bullhead city, or anywhere else i am not thinking of.? thanks.