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Old 01-21-2009, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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NO NURSING HOME FOR US:


No nursing home for us. We are checking into the Holiday Inn!

With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old & feeble. We have already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it's $49.23 per night. That leaves $138.77 a day for: Breakfast, lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want, or room service, laundry, gratuities and special TV movies. Plus, they provide a 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 will have the entire staff scrambling to help you. They treat you like a customer, not a patient.
There is 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 are 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 a 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 will call the undertaker or an ambulance.


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 grandkids can use the pool.

What more can you ask for?


So, when we reach that golden age,
we'll face it with a grin.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Virginia (soon Ellsworth)
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wow!!, Lisa it is a great thread, wonder how many people out there doing it now. I know you building beatiful home, don't think you would do this soon.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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This isn't such a joke really. There are a lot of seniors that are living on cruise ships. They are less expensive then most retirement homes/nursing homes and you can travel the world. I think that is a GREAT idea personally!
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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This isn't such a joke really. There are a lot of seniors that are living on cruise ships. They are less expensive then most retirement homes/nursing homes and you can travel the world. I think that is a GREAT idea personally!
Yeah not really a joke but an alternate retirement idea on the lighter side. Joke was quicker. Love the cruise idea as long as you don't get sea sick, lol.
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:03 AM
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NO NURSING HOME FOR US:


No nursing home for us. We are checking into the Holiday Inn!

With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old & feeble. We have already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it's $49.23 per night. That leaves $138.77 a day for: Breakfast, lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want, or room service, laundry, gratuities and special TV movies. Plus, they provide a 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 will have the entire staff scrambling to help you. They treat you like a customer, not a patient.
There is 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 are 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 a 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 will call the undertaker or an ambulance.


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 grandkids can use the pool.

What more can you ask for?


So, when we reach that golden age,
we'll face it with a grin.
In contrast to the Nursing Home, I doubt the Holiday Inn staff would give you an enema for a $5 tip when you need it.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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Retired military members are allowed to fly "Space Available" on military aircraft. I met a man who flew from base to base, staying at base hotels or with friends. I don't think he had possesions (other than what he carried) or a home anywhere.
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Old 01-26-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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This is one of the most interesting threads. I have worked in many hotels, all over the world, some of them very luxurious. In most hotels, there have been long term residents and some staying for years. This is very common for the wealthy, who follow the weather and the "social" seasons around the world, who have reservations at their favorite place, Paris, Berlin, New York, Monaco, The Alps, The Riviera etc. for the season. I have also run into many older retired and some of the wealthy who travel with a private nurse and/or butler. In NYC, there are many wealth people who live permanently at hotels.

Today with the growth of extended stay hotels in the US, this can be ideal for many people, just like the the OP stated. I just checked the extended stay hotel in my neighborhood and the lowest rate was $36.00 a night, and it had options to put in for discount programs. It is a newly built hotel called Savannah Suites
Savannah Suites Hotels This is one of the more economical extended stay hotels; there are many more more expensive. However, you can stay at any hotel or resort and negotiate everything including all meals.

Once, I worked at a large resort and there was couple that stayed the whole season and traveled to another resorts in that season. Also, there was a man who stayed at this same resort, out of season, because it was cheaper, and traveled to other resorts, again, out of season and saved.

This thread really got me interested for options for travel and staying in an area for a time, to get the full experience of a region. It certainly has many flexible options, instead of owning a "time share". Yes, it could work for a retirement place for people who did not need assistance.

Livecontent
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Originally Posted by younglisa7 View Post
NO NURSING HOME FOR US:


No nursing home for us. We are checking into the Holiday Inn!

With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old & feeble. We have already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it's $49.23 per night. That leaves $138.77 a day for: Breakfast, lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want, or room service, laundry, gratuities and special TV movies. Plus, they provide a 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 will have the entire staff scrambling to help you. They treat you like a customer, not a patient.
There is 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 are 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 a 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 will call the undertaker or an ambulance.


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 grandkids can use the pool.

What more can you ask for?


So, when we reach that golden age,
we'll face it with a grin.
We are LOAO over this and I think I may go liberate my 93 year old mum and place her in one right away.
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