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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Nikki View Post
    A friend of mine set her mom up with a companion in exchange for room & board + $1000/monthly. The live-in companion also provide hygiene care, meal prep, laundry and housecleaning for the additional $1000/month.
    Since all the kids are grown and moved out, the extra bedrooms are just collecting dust. She said it's going so well, she want to rent out the remaining bedrooms to boarders.
    Sounds like a good arrangement for all concerned.

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  • Nikki
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    A friend of mine set her mom up with a companion in exchange for room & board + $1000/monthly. The live-in companion also provide hygiene care, meal prep, laundry and housecleaning for the additional $1000/month.
    Since all the kids are grown and moved out, the extra bedrooms are just collecting dust. She said it's going so well, she want to rent out the remaining bedrooms to boarders.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
    I can't remember the last hotel I stayed in that was less than $90 a night.
    You have expensive tastes. I'll bet you even demand clean sheets!

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  • Arnold J Rimmer
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    I can't remember the last hotel I stayed in that was less than $90 a night.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Pirateship1982 View Post
    The nursing home my grandmother stayed at had 3 meals a day that looked rather appetizing, 24 hour care, physical therapy, and nightly planned activities.

    The last Holiday Inn I stayed at for less than $100 had a screeching bathroom fan, a lumpy bed, and a continental that consisted of bagels and yogurt.

    One should look less at the price tag alone and more at what you get FOR the price tag.
    It's a relative way of looking at the comparative costs of long term care, a for-profit commercial activity vs comparative accomodations in a hospitality facility. Obviously, there are other arguments as well, but from long experience with long-term care, my wife and know how bad the national standard of care really is.

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  • Pirateship1982
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    The nursing home my grandmother stayed at had 3 meals a day that looked rather appetizing, 24 hour care, physical therapy, and nightly planned activities.

    The last Holiday Inn I stayed at for less than $100 had a screeching bathroom fan, a lumpy bed, and a continental that consisted of bagels and yogurt.

    One should look less at the price tag alone and more at what you get FOR the price tag.

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  • johns624
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    My Mom's was $6-7000 a month in assisted living in a studio apartment. It had it's own bathroom with shower, a small sitting area and a microwave and small fridge. That included her daily medications, help with showering and dressing (when she needed it). The food was really good (very important) and the staff was attentive. My Mom enjoyed it most of the time. It was run by a national chain called Sunrise Assisted Living and was very good. My siblings and I had it where one of us would visit her at least 5-6 days of the week and we were always friendly with all the staff. They liked our Mom and knew that we were nice people but were always paying attention to everything.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post

    Around here those titles are reversed, but otherwise you're spot-on. Assisted living here is usually apartments where the staff check on you once a day, there's an on-site pharmacy & oxygen center, and they deliver one meal a day (which is optional). Plus some community activities.

    Senior centers are where you go when you need actual daily care.

    You get what you pay for. Most around here are very nice, but there's some pretty ragged ones 'on the cheap'.
    "On the cheap" in Colorado starts at $3500 a month for a shared room.

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  • Arnold J Rimmer
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    Originally posted by johns624 View Post

    Yep. There's a big difference between senior living and assisted care. Senior living centers are just a place that people go to if they want to simplify and downsize their lives. They don't have to be there. In assisted living, you need help with everyday living tasks such as showering and getting dressed. I don't think Holiday Inn provides those services.
    Around here those titles are reversed, but otherwise you're spot-on. Assisted living here is usually apartments where the staff check on you once a day, there's an on-site pharmacy & oxygen center, and they deliver one meal a day (which is optional). Plus some community activities.

    Senior centers are where you go when you need actual daily care.

    You get what you pay for. Most around here are very nice, but there's some pretty ragged ones 'on the cheap'.

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  • Mountain Man
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    Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
    If he's well enough to live without daily care, why can't he stay where is is?

    The point of retirement homes, or assisted living, is that you have trained staff on hand to take care of you.

    His math also ignores food costs.
    You obviously have never had any serious experience with long term care centers. They're warehouses for the dying, intended to turn a very nice profit while doing so.

    The point of this is the relative cost and the vast difference in atmosphere, facilities and living quarters. The price quoted is for a shared room that does not come with its own shower and tub. No TV that isn't shared. No private phone. The room at the inn is all expenses paid including utilities, phone and TV with cable. Fresh linens and supplies daily, including soap, towels and toilet paper. Room cleaned daily.

    All that for a third of the cost of a warehouse facility.

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  • johns624
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    Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
    If he's well enough to live without daily care, why can't he stay where is is?

    The point of retirement homes, or assisted living, is that you have trained staff on hand to take care of you.

    His math also ignores food costs.
    Yep. There's a big difference between senior living and assisted care. Senior living centers are just a place that people go to if they want to simplify and downsize their lives. They don't have to be there. In assisted living, you need help with everyday living tasks such as showering and getting dressed. I don't think Holiday Inn provides those services.

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  • johns624
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    Originally posted by Massena View Post

    You might be surprised. We found three that were excellent when my mother developed Alzheimers and she had to have 24-hour care. The care she received was excellent. And it is expensive.
    Exactly. You get what you pay for.

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  • Arnold J Rimmer
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    If he's well enough to live without daily care, why can't he stay where is is?

    The point of retirement homes, or assisted living, is that you have trained staff on hand to take care of you.

    His math also ignores food costs.

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  • Massena
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    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

    How many come with a nursing home that are worth a $h!+?

    https://www.azfamily.com/news/invest...d53869faf.html

    That's a local case of aw$h!+ big time.
    You might be surprised. We found three that were excellent when my mother developed Alzheimers and she had to have 24-hour care. The care she received was excellent. And it is expensive.

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  • 17thfabn
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    Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post
    and new neighbors everyday.
    Once your alzheimer's kicks in every one you meet is new to you. Sad but true.

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