Health & Wellness


Comfort care & Assistance
Death and Dying in Mexico 
Rattlesnake bites 
Dengue fever prevention
Rip currents

This committee focuses on the prevention and care for common Baja Sur ailments, the care of infirm and aging persons in our town, and preparation for death.

Comfort care & Assistance

Founded in 2017 as a committee by A.C.T.S. member Wendy Rains, Comfort Care & Assistance (link to www.comfortcare.mx ) is a group of over 40 trained volunteers coming together as friends helping friends in time of need. Comfort Care & Assistance provides support for individuals and their families in Todos Santos and surrounding areas. Volunteer Services includes hospice care and bereavement counseling. They also offer senior assistance, post-surgery care and support, and palliative care, for a small fee. To learn more, and to volunteer, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your needs.

Death and Dying in Mexico

Are you aware of all that is required of you in the event you or a loved one passes away while here? There are many steps that must be taken, as well as the legal paperwork to have on hand. The whole process is complicated and must begin within an hour of death, no matter what time it occurs. It is something we all must be prepared for in order to avoid being blindsided by everything you are required to do, all while grieving.

In 2016, A.C.T.S. hosted a presentation​ for all who wished to be informed of the legal obligations and details involved regarding death and dying here in Mexico. Whether you are concerned about yourself, a loved one, or have a care giver living with you, it is absolutely necessary for all concerned to be informed and prepared.

The Comfort Care & Assistance committee is in the process of creating a Kit to walk you through the complicated processes, including all of the necessary paperwork and steps to take, in the event of a Foreigner’s death in Mexico. The kit, called Adios Amigos, Goodbye made easy for family and friends, will be available for purchase in 2019. For more information, visit www.comfortcare.mx.

Download the Guide to Death in Mexico here. (Link to the PDF provided.)

For more information, visit U.S. Embassy in Mexico: Death of a U.S. Citizen

Rattlesnake bites

There are about 16 species of venomous rattlesnakes here in Baja. They are typically not aggressive unless cornered or surprised. While a snake bite almost never results in serious harm or death, it’s important to learn how to avoid them, and what to do if you do get bitten. Read. What to do if you are bitten by a rattlesnake - link to PDF provided.

Dengue fever prevention

Several thousand cases of Dengue Fever have been reported in Baja California Sur in the last decade. Most of the reported cases are in the highly populated areas of Los Cabos and La Paz. To learn more, read Dengue Fever – Symptoms and Prevention - Link to PDF provided.

Rip currents

Rip currents are narrow channels of fast-moving water that pull swimmers away from the shore. They can occur at any beach with breaking waves, and are commonly found at beaches here in Baja. Before you get into the water, learn how to spot a rip current, and how to survive if you get caught in one. (link to PDF)

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