Bradenton, Florida is on the West Coast, north of Sarasota and South of Tampa. A lot of retirees moved into the small town, in the 1950's, setting up trailer parks within walking distance of stores.
The beaches are an easy access over the two bridges going west to the Gulf of Mexico. One could fish at the beach and take home the catch to eat and enjoy. The white sands were clean and crime was unheard of.
A much different story, fifty years later, where the trailer parks are run-down and the crime rate is much too high. Finding a good paying job in a tourist town is hard to come by.
Some workers rely on the elder care faciliites for jobs, but the wages are low and the owners and managers don't necessarily care too much about anything except the profit margins.
The hospitals are small, so the jobs go to the licensed staffing. Restaurant work is limited to two meals a day and small tips.
Industry has moved in and out in small drips and daps. Hoping to move "south" when the bones start to ache, has now become for some elderly a very long tedious process of waiting to die, when the money runs out.