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.
I'd love to chip in, but given the antecedents I'd be careful to
reveal anything personal. Which reminds me, by the way:
Public Service Announcement, courtesy of the American
Be careful sharing your personal details on RHP with a certain
someone. Users portraying themselves as a harmless 'lad', white hair
and all (even with imaginary friends who persist to exist despite the
medication) are known to fish sensitive data which can then be used
for passive aggressive rants, nauseating copy pasting, and tasteless
disclosures to attract attention to themselves. Be afraid of whomever
invokes the TOS or the supreme ruler role of Russ.
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.
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. 🙂
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.