Skip to comments.Retiree Decides to Spend Rest of Life at Holiday Inn, Since Itís Cheaper Than a Senior Home
Posted on 01/20/2020 7:34:05 AM PST by oh8eleven
64-year-old Terry Robison is a working-class retiree trying to make his money last throughout the remainder of his life. And Holiday Inn is the clear winner.
Thats according to a Facebook post from Robison in which he evaluated the per-day cost of staying in a retirement home for seniors and the daily cost of staying at a Holiday Inn. Robison found out that when applying the senior discount he qualifies for, the Holiday Inn would cost less than $60 per day. The senior home, on the other hand, cost around $188 per day, making it more than three times more expensive than the hotel chain.
That leaves $128.77 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. Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap. $5-worth of tips a day and youll have the entire staff scrambling to help you, Robison wrote in a Facebook post. They treat you like a customer, not a patient.
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LOL...Mr. Robison continued...The Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks to see if you are ok. If not, theyll call an ambulance or the undertaker. 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.
He sounds like a fun guy. He’d fit in well on FR.
Jail’s even cheaper.
Hard to argue with the logic of it.
As long as Holiday Inn doesn’t mind... :^) Although they might have a problem with certain of the “assisted living” needs later on, if it’s required.
Some retirees do this on cruise ships — picking one discounted all-inclusive after another, with hotels in between. kinda smart really.
For perhaps a few dollars more: https://aboardtheworld.com/
A friend made the same discovery re senior citizens on a cruise ship a couple of years ago.
Assisted living is extremely expensive. My mom paid nearly $8,000 a month. That said, I doubt the Holiday Inn will provide help with lifting, toileting assistance, bathing, medications and such.
I hope the guy stays healthy or his plan is not going to work.
That’s cool. thanks for posting the link.
I assume they have minimal baggage, personal possessions, etc.
Such people must have sold off or given away all personal possessions from wherever they used to live.
Wow...didn’t know such a ship existed. That’s amazing.
A few people commenting on the original article also pointed out you can get an inside cabin on most cruise ships for just a bit more than what he is paying for his Holiday Inn. The cruise line companies move you to a different ship when yours goes to port for maintenance.
You mean like when they start soaking the mattress and the carpet with diarrhea?
When it gets to that point, he could independently arrange for a nurse to check on him, and pay her himself. If he got together with a bunch of other seniors at the same place, they could get a volume discount.
I heard just last week that one retiree sold his home and now lived entirely on cruise ships, booking them out two years in advance. He gets food, a doctor, etc. all for that super cheap daily rate.
Its a great idea until the day you need 24 hour nursing care.
In the meantime he will save lots of money to pay for the nursing care.
Even smarter for him to get his plan into the media so the Holiday Inn does not toss him.
Bad news. Holiday Inn can throw him out at any moment with no warning.
In Japan the new trend for single seniors facing a lonely and unaffordable time during those golden years is prison. Women especially the ones without family will commit non violent crimes inorder to be caught and sent to prison.
Since the Holiday Inn doesn't provide any living assistance whatsoever, he may as well rent an apartment. $60 per day is $1,800 per month. That would rent quite a nice Studio apartment just about anywhere in the U.S.
NYC long has had folks living in hotels.
Not a bad lifestyle for some lifestyles, if you will.
I’m considering a Amtak train with stops in between.
“That said, I doubt the Holiday Inn will provide help with lifting, toileting assistance, bathing, medications and such.”
Medicare and Visiting Angels would take care of it,
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