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  1. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    03 Dec '15 08:53
    The Old Folks Home

    If you're fortunate enough to live that long, one day you'll probably be there as a resident.
    If so what would be your priority criteria in the selection of an "Old Folks Home"?
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    Gramps in your case heavy security.

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    03 Dec '15 10:06
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    If you're fortunate enough to live that long, one day you'll probably be there as a resident. If so what would be your priority criteria in the selection of an "Old Folks Home"?
    Zero chance where I live and with the way my life and my family are set up. I am not aware of any old people's homes in my city. I'd have to look them up. But I've never heard of any and never heard anyone talk about them.

    If I found myself in one, however, I would want a PC and access to the internet so that I didn't have to give up work (I have no plans to retire), an absolutely brilliant stereo with wireless headphones, a shelf full of books, a ceiling fan (not AC), a dispenser with ice cold water and hot-enough-for coffee, and a supply of Marmite. Aside from that, I'd be happy with pretty spartan circumstances. I wouldn't want to be a financial burden on my family.
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    03 Dec '15 10:19
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]The Old Folks Home

    If you're fortunate enough to live that long, one day you'll probably be there as a resident.
    If so what would be your priority criteria in the selection of an "Old Folks Home"?[/b]
    No chance here of getting into such a place while still enjoying other people's company, good food and wine, which is what I would like, basic really, but there are no such facilities.
  5. Standard memberSeitse
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    I'd love to chip in, but given the antecedents I'd be careful to
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    03 Dec '15 11:42
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]The Old Folks Home

    If you're fortunate enough to live that long, one day you'll probably be there as a resident.
    If so what would be your priority criteria in the selection of an "Old Folks Home"?[/b]
    vicinity to family
  7. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    03 Dec '15 12:56
    Originally posted by lolof
    No chance here of getting into such a place while still enjoying other people's company, good food and wine, which is what I would like, basic really, but there are no such facilities.
    Old Folks Home Synonyms include: "special care facility for elderly; nursing home; assisted living facility; convalescent home; convalescent hospital."

    Note: In this country Hospice Care is available for seriously ill elderly people who prefer to live (usually with family) at home.
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    03 Dec '15 13:122 edits
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Old Folks Home Synonyms include: "special care facility for elderly; nursing home; assisted living facility; convalescent home; convalescent hospital."

    Note: In this country Hospice Care is available for seriously ill elderly people who prefer to live (usually with family) at home.
    There aren't enough facilities giving special care for elderly; when you do get that kind of help, it is always at a late stage and you will need help with everything.
  9. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    03 Dec '15 14:13
    Originally posted by lolof
    There aren't enough facilities giving special care for elderly; when you do get that kind of help, it is always at a late stage and you will need help with everything.
    Then what options do these elderly men and women have if their sons or daughter are gainfully employed and unable to provide care throughout the day?
  10. Standard memberSeitse
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    Spam RHP forums, of course. Full time.

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    03 Dec '15 14:201 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Then what options do these elderly men and women have if their sons or daughter are gainfully employed and unable to provide care throughout the day?
    We can have help in our homes who will provide services that are approved, but these people are not the same from time to time so if you need help at various times day and night, it is often very confusing. My mother who lived 160 km from me was in that situation for a couple of years. So we had better stay as fit as possible for as long as possible. 🙂
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    03 Dec '15 15:59
    Originally posted by lolof
    We can have help in our homes who will provide services that are approved, but these people are not the same from time to time so if you need help at various times day and night, it is often very confusing. My mother who lived 160 km from me was in that situation for a couple of years. So we had better stay as fit as possible for as long as possible. 🙂
    Thanks, lolof; your final suggestion is well received.
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    03 Dec '15 16:30
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Thanks, lolof; your final suggestion is well received.
    Grampy no matter how fit you get your never going to clear that razor wire fence.
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    03 Dec '15 20:19
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]The Old Folks Home

    If you're fortunate enough to live that long, one day you'll probably be there as a resident.
    If so what would be your priority criteria in the selection of an "Old Folks Home"?[/b]
    Ensure your partner is at least 20 years your junior.

    Job done.
  15. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    03 Dec '15 22:19
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Thanks for your honesty.
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