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posted 2/15/2010 8:36:25 AM |
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There will be no nursing home in my future........

When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a Princess Cruise Ship. The average cost for a nursing home is $200 per day. I have checked on reservations at Princess and I can get a long term discount and senior discount price of $135 per day. That leaves $65 a day for:

1. Gratuities which will only be $10 per day.

2. I will have as many as 10 meals a day if I can waddle to the restaurant, or I can have room service ( which means I can have breakfast in bed every day of the week).

3. Princess has as many as three swimming pools, a workout room, free washers and dryers, and shows every night.

4. They have free toothpaste and razors, and free soap and shampoo.

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

6. I will get to meet new people every 7or 14 days.

7. T.V. broken? Light bulb need changing? Need to have the mattress replaced? No Problem! They will fix everything and apologize for your inconvenience.

8. Clean sheets and towels every day, and you don't even have to ask for them.

9. If you fall in the nursing home and break a hip you are on Medicare. If you fall and break a hip on the Princess ship they will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.

Now hold on for the best! Do you want to see South America, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, or name where you want to go? Princess will have a ship ready to go. So don't look for me in a nursing home, just call shore to ship.

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SpunkyRed

Feb 15 @ 8:45AM  
WoW...I wanna get on that cruise!!!
Wordsofwit

Feb 15 @ 8:53AM  
What a marvelous concept, well worth an early St. Paddy's shamrock. Now let's see, counting gratuities, $145.00 per day times 365 days equals $52,925.00. Damn, never mind.
ynot7769

Feb 15 @ 9:07AM  
based on this i can't afford it either...guess it's a bullet..
dmbchick420

Feb 15 @ 9:53AM  
The average cost for a nursing home is $200 per day.

It is? What kind of nursing home is that.....The Royal Hilton Nursing Home???
somnium

Feb 15 @ 10:56AM  
That's an excellent idea!

Many people do 'live' on a cruise ship from what I've read a few years ago! That is definitely a consideration! You don't have to worry about living in a depressive atmosphere, having staff pump you with drugs, staff beating up on you and little worry about your personal items getting ripped off! The food would be nutritious, you can exercise when you want (swimming especially), a medical staff on call 24/7 no doubt, site seeing at ports of call, shopping, drinks, all of the amenities you mention, entertainment every night, maybe even getting laid or better, meet a FWB partner, no traffic on the streets and you could even say hi to friends and family with a laptop, send photos back and forth and anything else I can't think of off hand!

All for a lower price no doubt! You might even be able to run a no inventory business using your laptop to pay your way!

That's a fuck of an idea- I'm going to look into that!

Thanks Doc, for the idea!

Kudo for ya- more if I could!


Dione

Feb 15 @ 11:02AM  
This is fairly accurate... and not a novel concept as there are many seniors who do this on several of the cruise lines. Assisted living, basic rates with no extras, run $36,000 - $60,000/year or more depending upon where you live. I love it that room service is FREE and 24 hours per day.

It still isn't inexpensive, but affordable for some even on fixed incomes.
Wordsofwit

Feb 15 @ 11:09AM  
site seeing at ports of call, shopping, drinks,

I have never been on a cruise, so I can't say, but I am told that drinks (as in alcoholic beverages) are not included and are costly. Please correct me if I am wrong.
somnium

Feb 15 @ 11:15AM  
Just a few links regarding dmbchick's comment- and these figures in the first link, were given in 2009! RevDoc's figure, isn't that far off the mark- it just depends where you live!

Average Daily Nursing Home Costs - 2009

Here is another link:

Average Cost of Nursing Home Room Tops $70,000 a Year

And another very important link:

How to Pay for Nursing Home care



somnium

Feb 15 @ 11:21AM  
but I am told that drinks (as in alcoholic beverages) are not included and are costly.

I didn't mean to include the drinks as part of the package- You're right, drinks are extra as some other amenities would be, I'm sure!

dmbchick420

Feb 15 @ 11:22AM  
I don't doubt it costs that much....I just think it's pretty outrageous considering most of the nursing homes I have been to are shit holes and they are almost always under staffed, so I'm wondering what the hell they need $200/day when half the time family members are calling and complaining about the care they are receiving. I have had 2 family members in nursing homes, so I have had to deal with it firsthand.
Dione

Feb 15 @ 11:24AM  
Beverages using alcohol cost extra on most cruises, but you can bring your own liquor. There are a few luxury liners such as Cunard and Seaborne that do not charge for beverages with alcohol, but even the least expensive rates to cruise with them is prohibitive.
Dione

Feb 15 @ 11:31AM  
You can save even more money on a cruise line and actually get paid while cruising... If you can teach basic computer skills, photographic skills, ceramics, history of the area you are cruising in, or something else people are interested in the cruise line will give you a free inside cabin and/or pay you. Many men enjoy these benefits by being available as dance partners during the evenings. No fraternization is allowed by them or other crew members, but there's nothing stopping contact once the cruise has concluded.
somnium

Feb 15 @ 12:37PM  
I don't doubt it costs that much....I just think it's pretty outrageous considering most of the nursing homes I have been to are shit holes

I agree and also have some experience with a family member a few years ago! That's way, I'm glad RevDoc's blog reminded me of living on a cruise ship- so long as it doesn't cruise in pirate waters! LOL

If you can teach basic computer skills,

That I can do!

Many men enjoy these benefits by being available as dance partners during the evenings.

I have two left feet!


RevDocLove

Feb 15 @ 2:06PM  
Many men enjoy these benefits by being available as dance partners
Thanks for mentioning that Dione..
It's a well known fact here in Florida about free cruises..
As far as booze goes, the ships are landing in a Free Port
every few days where you can get liquor really cheap..

Even if one would opt for "bargain" cruises, they mostly all
go to the same ports as the full bore ones do..
1bunny629

Feb 15 @ 4:58PM  
Sounds lovely, but by the time you are in need of a nursing homes facilities it is because you can't function. Do cruise shops have 24 hour care for those who aren't functioning?...I don't think so...but it does sound lovely.
somnium

Feb 15 @ 5:22PM  
Sounds lovely, but by the time you are in need of a nursing homes facilities it is because you can't function.

I personally was thinking along the lines of living that kind of life on a cruise ship before not being able to have sex (non-functional) but when my mother was in a nursing home for a relatively short time before going to a gov. housing/assistance apartment complex, I met a guy at the nursing home, who got around quite well and impressed me as to how intelligent he was! Several people there, used to get on a bus to go shopping and come back, usually in a small group!

I guess many people end up in a nursing home for other reasons besides not being able to take care of themselves- I dunno, just basing my opinion on an observation at one nursing home!



selectusername

Feb 16 @ 3:45AM  
Sounds fun if you like vomiting and diarrhea:

CARNIVAL

RevDocLove

Feb 16 @ 8:31AM  

Pretty good odds to me..
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