NO NURSING HOME FOR ME !!" (Something to keep in mind)
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NO NURSING HOME FOR ME !!" (Something to keep in mind)
No nursing home for us. We'll be checking into a Holiday Inn!
With the average cost for nursing home care being $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old and too feeble.
I've already checked on reservations at
The Holiday Inn.
For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it's $59.23 per night.
Breakfast is included, and some have happy hours
In the afternoon.
That leaves $128.77 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want, or room service, laundry,
Gratuities and special TV movies.
Plus, they provide a spa, swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge and washer dryer, etc.
Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap.
$5 worth of tips a day you'll have the entire staff scrambling to help you.
They treat you like a customer, not a patient.
There's a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free.
The handicap bus will also pick you up
(if you fake a decent limp).
To meet other nice people, call a church bus on Sundays.
For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of
The nice restaurants there.
While you're at the airport, fly somewhere.
Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.
It takes months to get into decent nursing homes. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today.
And you're not stuck in one place forever -- you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city.
Want to see Hawaii ? They have Holiday Inn there too.
TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem.. They fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience.
The Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks to see if you are ok. If not, they'll call an ambulance . .
Or the undertaker.
If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip, and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.
And no worries about visits from family.
They will always be glad to find you, and probably check in for a few days mini vacation.
The grand-kids can use the pool.
What more could I ask for?
So, when I reach that golden age,
I'll face it with a grin.
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I've read similar articles about people being on cruise ships perpetually. They have all the same amenities as in your article.
Yes, so have I. These days I'd choose the hotel.
I read an article about this one woman who said she lives full time on a cruise ship because it was cheaper than a home. Her reasons besides cost efficiency made total sense.
Never ending supply of new friends
New places to visit
Pool and other activities geared for older people
Lately though, I think I would opt for a hotel over a cruise ship considering all the health problems occurring on them.
Shame really because that would be the way to go. I went on one once and there ways always food, a buffet or some other place open. Get a drink package and have 15 drinks a day.
The only drawback would have been finding one that makes different ports of call, instead of the same one over and over.
Internet service would be expensive though.
I've read similar articles about people being on cruise ships perpetually.
Cruise ships are out of the question. Look how many people have gotten sick on them (before Covid-19). They are almost as bad as some nursing homes. Nope, I'll pass.
When i get old and start losing my mental faculties i'm running for president.
I am also looking forward to being able to blame my bad behavior on age.
I also heard that Bingo is really an elderly swingers club. B4 i could get you pregnant but not now.
If ya got money......I'm sure there is a young "tart" that would be willing to help service your needs too.
Excellent advice! I hope this catches on.
I've stayed in hotels here that provide a free internet connection, sometimes even a computer as well, a safe (or a safety deposit box in a room behind the front desk) and even sometimes an emergency call button next to the bed.
What about Holiday Inn Express?
Naw, Marriott has a great rewards program that will knock down the price per night to $80 with extra amenities.
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Marriott has a great rewards program that will knock down the price per night to $80 with extra amenities.
Marriott for me, too. I traveled a lot for my job, so I have a lot rewards points. Because of that, many of our vacations in Boston, NYC, Baltimore, San Fran, Montreal, and other places were reasonably priced.
Their Concierge Rooms are terrific, aren't they? Full breakfasts, snacks all day, and "happy hours" with varieties of hot/cold hors d'oeuvres and other foods that could be enough for dinner. My wife and kids loved it!
When I run out of points, I'll think of something else.
Love the idea!
I think it's still cheaper to rent an apartment plus you can get visiting nurses and if you qualify free house cleaning. I'm surprised more older folks don't become roommates since it cuts expenses almost in half plus you tend to eat better the more people you're cooking for. Forget those meals on wheels though I'd starve if I had to eat that. I know so many older folks who live alone in 3-4 bedroom houses and shoulder all the expense themselves and they're lonely, if they had roommates they'd have company and more money to travel or just eat out.
"Thank you for being a friend"...Golden Girls comes to mind.
I am surprised more people don't do this. Around here though a mortgage can be cheaper than rent.
I think it would be safer and more cost efficient to have several friends share a place.
My mother qualifies for a nurse home visit but she won't do it.
Around here though a mortgage can be cheaper than rent.
Renting a apartment is cheaper than renting a house but most time renting a house costs more than the mortgage would be but if you own it you must maintain and repair the house. Many older folks just can't do the work themselves so they have to pay someone. My Aunt Yvette is 91 and lives alone but still mows the lawn, rakes the leaves, and shovels snow as long as it's under 6" but she can't repair stuff so I do everything else but if I wasn't around she'd have to hire someone.
Good advice for my aging friends.