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Tuesday, November 20, 2012


No nursing home for us. We'll be checking into a Holiday Inn!
With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, per person, 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 for two people. 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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Lowell said...

My god, I think you're onto something here! I'd rather stay at a Hampton Inn or maybe a Marriott but this is the way to go! I'm going to start checking out places just as soon as I can get up out of my chair. I'd appreciate some aid in that regard!

Are you having fun yet!

Mama Zen said...

I'm going to the Holiday Inn with you!

Susie of Arabia said...

This post makes so much sense I'm surprised lots more elderly people hadn't considered it! I'm filing it in the back of my mind for future reference! And I just love your header today. Happy Thanksgiving, Sylvia.

Gattina said...

You know in some cases it's really true. I met quiet a lot of retired people who spent 4 to 6 months in Egypt in a 5 * hotel all inclusive, which is cheaper then staying home, cook and pay the heating !

June Calender said...

Sounds good to me! And thanks for the AIDS Warning. I haven't yet become a carrier o AIDS but the time will come.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Pretty funny, Heather is ten years younger than I am. What I'm worried about is she and Logan wheeling me in somewhere in a few years and forgetting where they put me.

magiceye said...

:) Will share the 2nd one on Face book with your permission :)

Reader Wil said...

Great idea! Thanks Sylvia! ;)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Book me in Sylvia!!

clairz said...

So funny but then, wait! It makes sense!

Jillien Minera said...


Heard this on k-love radio station the other day, and thought it was so funny. I hope you enjoy :)

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