It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chapter 6, Page 27, Book 13

A little humor to start the day off …

No Nursing Home for Me.

With the average cost for a nursing home reaching $188.00 per day, there is a better way to spend our savings, when we get old and feeble. 

I have already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn for a combined long term stay discount and a senior discount. It comes to only $49.23 per night. That leaves $138.77 a day for:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner in any restaurant I want, or room service. 

Laundry, gratuities and special TV movies. Plus, they provide a swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge, washer, dryer, etc. Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap. 

They treat you like a customer, not a patient. $5 worth of tips a day will have the entire staff scrambling to help you. 

There is 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 will probably check in for a few days mini-vacation. The grand-kids can use the pool.
What more can you ask for?   So . . . 

When I reach the Golden age,
I'll face it with a grin --
Just forward all my email to:

Author Unknown

Specially blended for home use only….

Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.  

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  I did a online search and the cost daily for a nursing home has now risen to about 248.00 a day. 

All joking aside, I am thankful to have my own home.I can still live in my own home without any assistance.  It's not fancy or new.  It's an old home in an old neighborhood.  Just about everything in it, including me, is old too.

Did you know that Robins sing a special song that lets other robins know that this is their new home? If we could understand their song, it might sound to us like, This is my home, stay away! 

Most of us have  special place at home that is all our own.  It maybe you have your own room or work space. Maybe there is a place in your garage or storage building. Everyone has some place that is special and private.

When you live alone like I do every room in the house is your own.  I've tried to make my house a place that reflects who I am.  I chose different themes when decorating the rooms here.  My front room and dining room are done in peaceful colors. There are pictures of my family everywhere.  I have a collection of crosses hanging on the walls.  They reflect my great faith in God.   The kitchen is bright and has lots of roosters sitting around.  The bathroom is a beach room.  The guest bedroom is an island room and my own bedroom is filled with roses.

I also have the front porch with an Americana theme and the back patio that is filled with flowers. I'm always looking on the bright side of life.  If you know me, you can pretty well tell that I live here. When you come to my home, you see me.  My home is a reflection of me.   This is my home and guests are always welcome!

I like to think that when every room is reflection of your personality, your home will become a happy place that you will enjoy day after day!  Just in the same way you influence your surroundings, your surroundings influence you.  There is no place like home!


linda m said...

I like the Holiday Inn idea. My plan is the spare bedroom at my sons house. We call it the "mother-in-law suite". I tell people it has my name on the door .Just kidding of course. Blessings

Hollie said...

Holiday Inn doesn't sound like a bad idea!! LOL

There is no PLACE LIKE HOME!! I enjoy my time here at the ole home front more than anywhere else!! Besides it's where all my stuff is!! LOL

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Jean said...

The Holiday Inn sound great, but like you, I'm happy in my home and just hope I will stay well enough to stay here until it's my time to go. I don't think I could afford the nursing home.Lol. Great post. Jean


Your house sounds lovely. Having stayed at many hotels, if you can stay at a Holiday Inn for under $50 a night, that is a good deal.