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Anyone here looked at assisted li-...I mean nurinsg homes? - JD GUMBEE - 05-26-2019

What a trip.
Where's the "assisted living" facility for fat bikers?

Try touring the freaking place and they got all torqued up over a doobie lite up as we toured the gardens.
(Guess a few stealth plants would be out of the question.)

As we all decline, either quick ends or the drawn out kind hit us all.
I cannot imagine sharing a room with someone not my own partner.

Anyone else left these "advanced facilities" only more sure of driving to one of the self-death-legal states and drinking the sleepytime-juice??
When life becomes one of those poor people I saw moaning, smelling like...oy vey. Bad stuff.
Some of them had the whole 'TV in bed' thing working in private rooms, but I think I'd rather skip that, thanks.

There are "stay-at-home" programs here, but income/asset limits make them out of reach.

Who else has toured one of these facilities with the 4200 dollar a month efficiencies?

"That does not include any coverage. You get billed for that based on a per-use basis."

($165 for a "fall and cant get up."   ("Nursing" interventions cost more...after your call is evaluated.)


I was having a hard time not laughing.


There is one in CT I remember well that was very different.
McClean Home. (Used to be called that, anyway.)

Totally not-bad old folks digs.

Besides that...where do those who do not fit in the mainstream spend their years of decline?

If Mrs G passed and I was on my own, I think I might have a better retirement hiring Slabbers than what I saw today.
(Dead serious about this ^^^^^)

Have any of you thought about the end?
Where you will go, what is in place?

At a bare minimum, do you have a Guardian chosen and signed on the dotted line all legal like?
Are you aware what would happen if picked up by medics in public?


RE: Anyone here looked at assisted li-...I mean nurinsg homes? - maki2 - 05-26-2019

The Escapees has an assisted living RV park.
https://www.aarp.org/personal-growth/transitions/info-06-2010/retired_rvs.html

There is a long term rental plan for assisted living at an RV park in Quartzsite
http://www.alsrvpark.com/easy-living-plans.php

Here is another one in Montana
https://www.openplacement.com/assisted-living-forest-park-mobile-home-and-rv-park-MT


RE: Anyone here looked at assisted li-...I mean nurinsg homes? - Ticklebellly - 05-26-2019

If my Quality of Life declines to the point I need a Nursing Home, I wont be going.


RE: Anyone here looked at assisted li-...I mean nurinsg homes? - B and C - 05-26-2019

Hope I die a sudden death. Assisted living not to bad but a nursing home? They are two different things. I don't want to go to a nursing home because I would have to give up all my bad vices. They want you to be healthy. Crap on that. If I made it there I would want it to be over as quickly as possible. How many smokes can I smoke and how much booze could I drink? Very limited ice cream? Anyone want to go out deprived of what makes you happy? It may not take an eternity to die in one but it would sure seem that way.


RE: Anyone here looked at assisted li-...I mean nurinsg homes? - RoamerRV428 - 05-26-2019

being close to 60 now I just don't think that far in depth. I am kinda whatever the heck goes down, goes down. hopefully kid will help make decisions and see what is available and what type of indignity I might have to endure but heck I could croak well before that, hubby might live longer than I think and I might be gone and he has to make his own decisions? truly I don't know and don't go there really. I live life daily and just am in the present, with a 'small thought' to those decisions.

mom is 91 and in fine health. still driving a bit to close stores (non dangerous traffic areas etc) and all is good and she is in her home doing great. us kids help her all the time, give our time to make it work but again, she IS healthy and all so......I hope I get that or go fast.

again just too far down the road for me to worry or think too hard on it. I dread when it does all go down.


RE: Anyone here looked at assisted li-...I mean nurinsg homes? - travelaround - 05-26-2019

@Maki2 - Thanks for posting those links - I didn't know there were parks like that available! I'd probably have trouble coming up with 800 a month, though, at that point when part time working is not an option. Not sure how that would work out as so much of my social security is already taken for health insurance.

I figure if it comes to assisted living, something will work out and I won't know what it will be until then. I can't spend my life worrying about the future.


RE: Anyone here looked at assisted li-...I mean nurinsg homes? - WalkaboutTed - 05-26-2019

Like many seniors with inadequate savings and/or income, suicide is my plan. I will not have my kids wipe my sh***y a**.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/10/health/assisted-living-costs-elderly.html
Article in NYT about the fact that most Americans can't afford their coming care. If you look at the comments, there are many with the same plan as mine.


RE: Anyone here looked at assisted li-...I mean nurinsg homes? - QuirkyBar8 - 05-26-2019

Make sure you detail those plans. Sometimes when you need a train it never comes.


RE: Anyone here looked at assisted li-...I mean nurinsg homes? - WalkaboutTed - 05-26-2019

And, make sure your family members are aware of your preferences. Advanced directives, living will, DNR, etc.

And yes, I have the means, method and plan for when that day comes. The important thing is to not wait until it's too late.
Ted


RE: Anyone here looked at assisted li-...I mean nurinsg homes? - GraceinMotion - 05-26-2019

I have been a CNA in a nursing home back in the 90s and Long-Term Care Ombudsman (investigating complaints in high- and low-end facilities) until about 5 years ago. The situation is dire my friends and will not improve.  The only bright spot I have seen is in "Eden" homes, but they are a drop in the bucket. I will NEVER be warehoused and neglected, especially after living so freely on my own terms. Being eaten by my own dog or a wild animal after I expire is on par with the horrors in some facilities, but at least it's free and I won't suffer cuz I'm already dead.