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My Long Term Care Plan October 24, 2022

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Less IS More, Life Balance, Sustainable Living.

No nursing home for me.  I’ll be checking into a MARRIOTT!

With the average cost for nursing home care being min. $275.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old and gray.

Check in to The FAIRFIELD:

For a combined long-term stay discount and senior discount, it’s $79.00 per night.

Breakfast is included, and some have happy hours In the afternoon.  That leaves $196.00 or more 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.  And most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap.  Spread around $10 worth of tips a day and you’ll have the entire staff scrambling to help you.    They’ll 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 . . . to keep the cash from building up.

It takes months to get into decent nursing homes.  Marriott will take your reservation . . . today!

And you’re not stuck in one place forever ~ you can move from Marriott to Marriott, or even from city to city.

Want to see Hawaii? They have COURTYARD there too.

TV broken?  Light bulbs need changing?  Need a mattress replaced?  No problem ~ they fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience.

The Marriott 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 Marriott 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.

And the grandkids can use the pool.

What more could you ask for?

So, when I reach that golden age,
I’ll face it with a grin.

Aah . . . that’s the ticket!

Source:  E-mail from unknown author (sent by Joan M.)




1. Rivergirl - October 24, 2022

Brilliant idea!

nrhatch - October 24, 2022

Yes! It just might work.

2. JOriginal Muse - October 24, 2022

Thanks for the GENIIUS idea…! 🤣😎👌🏽

nrhatch - October 24, 2022

Another option ~ a perpetual cruise! 😀

3. joyroses13 - October 24, 2022

Sounds like a great plan to me! 🙂

nrhatch - October 24, 2022

Way more fun than playing BINGO in the parlor, eh?

joyroses13 - October 24, 2022

Yup! LOL!

4. Kate Crimmins - October 24, 2022

Your golden as long as you don’t get sick!

nrhatch - October 24, 2022

Agreed. But happiness strengthens the immune system, right? 😀

Kate Crimmins - October 25, 2022

If we’re lucky!

5. Debra - October 24, 2022

I never would have thought, Nancy! Makes total sense to me. 🙂 Almost makes me want to sign up today!

nrhatch - October 24, 2022

Let’s do it!

6. Val Boyko - October 24, 2022

Hhmmm .. I do love it! Especially if you can build up points and travel to other places.

nrhatch - October 24, 2022

Here’s to Hotel Hospitality!

7. Val Boyko - October 24, 2022

I also read … maybe from you? … that being is prison was a great alternative living situation!
It may make sense, but I would always wonder about the neighbors!

nrhatch - October 24, 2022

Not me. But someone was just talking about that to me today . . . then I got this e-mail from Joan. Interesting timing.

8. walkingoffthechessboard - October 25, 2022

The math works, and the options are endless. Yes, this could be a movement that picks up steam!

nrhatch - October 26, 2022

Choo Choo!
All aboard!

9. granny1947 - October 25, 2022

Sounds too good to be true.
So, it probably is.
Oh well, we can only dream.

nrhatch - October 26, 2022


10. Behind the Story - October 26, 2022

Sounds like a fun idea. Although I suppose if you’re healthy enough to stay in a hotel, you’re also healthy enough to stay at home. No swimming spa or swimming pool at home, though.

nrhatch - October 26, 2022

There’s no place like home . . . but staying at “a hotel” is better than moving into “a home.” 😀

Behind the Story - October 26, 2022

So true.

11. Ally Bean - October 26, 2022

Genius. Not to mention you can accumulate points while you live there, allowing you to extend your stay.

nrhatch - October 26, 2022

Yes! The “gift” that keeps on giving!

12. L. Marie - October 26, 2022

Great plan! I might have to join you there!

nrhatch - October 26, 2022

Yes! We’ll do a book club . . . and a writing group . . . and (for you) a knitting/crochet club. 😀

mybeautfulthings - November 7, 2022

What a very good idea! May I join you too, along with L Marie, also a knitter, crocheter, reader and writer – sounds wonderful. xx

nrhatch - November 7, 2022

Please do!

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