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Retiree Decides to Spend Rest of Life at Holiday Inn, Since Itís Cheaper Than a Senior Home
Gritpost ^ | February 25, 2019 | Tom Cahill

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.

That’s 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 you’ll 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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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: assistedliving; holidayinn; retirement; seniorliving
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At first glance, I thought the story was funny. But the more I thought about it ... it's actually not a bad option.
1 posted on 01/20/2020 7:34:05 AM PST by oh8eleven
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To: oh8eleven

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, they’ll 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.


2 posted on 01/20/2020 7:37:56 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: oh8eleven

Jail’s even cheaper.


3 posted on 01/20/2020 7:38:31 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: oh8eleven

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.


4 posted on 01/20/2020 7:38:46 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: oh8eleven

Some retirees do this on cruise ships — picking one discounted all-inclusive after another, with hotels in between. kinda smart really.


5 posted on 01/20/2020 7:38:48 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

For perhaps a few dollars more: https://aboardtheworld.com/


6 posted on 01/20/2020 7:39:10 AM PST by posterchild
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To: oh8eleven

A friend made the same discovery re senior citizens on a cruise ship a couple of years ago.


7 posted on 01/20/2020 7:43:25 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Democrats sue Iran over the right to use "Death to America" as their 2020 campaign slogan!)
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To: oh8eleven

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.


8 posted on 01/20/2020 7:43:33 AM PST by mplsconservative
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To: posterchild

That’s cool. thanks for posting the link.


9 posted on 01/20/2020 7:43:40 AM PST by laplata (The Left/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Blueflag

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.


10 posted on 01/20/2020 7:44:35 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: posterchild

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.


11 posted on 01/20/2020 7:46:53 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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Although they might have a problem with certain of the “assisted living” needs later on

You mean like when they start soaking the mattress and the carpet with diarrhea?

12 posted on 01/20/2020 7:46:59 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (BLACK LIVES MAGA)
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To: NFHale
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.

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.

13 posted on 01/20/2020 7:47:34 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." -- Voltaire)
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To: oh8eleven

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.


14 posted on 01/20/2020 7:48:19 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: oh8eleven

It’s 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.


15 posted on 01/20/2020 7:48:34 AM PST by Meatspace
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To: oh8eleven

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.


16 posted on 01/20/2020 7:48:38 AM PST by redshawk ( I want my red balloon. ( https://youtu.be/V12H2mteniE))
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64 and looking for a retirement home?

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.

17 posted on 01/20/2020 7:48:41 AM PST by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Blueflag

NYC long has had folks living in hotels.

Not a bad lifestyle for some lifestyles, if you will.


18 posted on 01/20/2020 7:50:49 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: oh8eleven

I’m considering a Amtak train with stops in between.


19 posted on 01/20/2020 7:51:10 AM PST by Leep (Everyday is Trump Day!)
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“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,


20 posted on 01/20/2020 7:51:17 AM PST by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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