There will be no nursing home in my future.........
When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a Princess Cruise Ship. The average cost for a nursing home is $200 per day. I have checked on reservations at Princess and I can get a long term discount and senior discount price of $135 per day. That leaves $65 a day for:
1. Gratuities which will only be $10 per day.
2. I will have as many as 10 meals a day if I can waddle to the restaurant, or I can have room service ( which means I can have breakfast in bed every day of the week).
3. Princess has as many as three swimming pools, a workout room, free washers and dryers, and shows every night.
4. They have free toothpaste and razors, and free soap and shampoo.
5. They will even treat you like a customer, not a patient. An extra $5 worth of tips will have the entire staff scrambling to help you.
6. I will get to meet new people every 7 or 14 days.
7. TV broken? Light bulb need changing? Need to have the mattress replaced? No Problem! They will fix everything and apologize for your inconvenience.
8. Clean sheets and towels every day, and you don't even have to ask for them.
9. If you fall in the nursing home and break a hip you are on Medicare. If you fall and break a hip on the Princess ship they will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.
Now hold on for the best! Do you want to see South America, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, or name where you want to go? Princess will have a ship ready to go. So don't look for me in a nursing home, just call shore to ship.
PS And don't forget, when you die, they just dump you over the side at no charge.
There is a woman who lives on the QE2...She and her husband loved the ship, and while cruising, her husband passed away on it...She decided why not move in !...so she lives onboard, and the stafff looks out for her, her bed gets made, no cooking cleaning etc..She is MY kinda woman
Trip, with her book & tea!
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I'm in the stateroom next to you, Thomas! And if enough of us do it, we can start our OWN bingo games.....
What a lovely way to leave this earth - on board a ship.
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I'm definitely retiring on a cruise ship. Where else can you be incontinent every day, all around your stateroom, (and everywhere else) and they will still call me "Sir" and smile, while they clean it all up.
You can't beat that.
Just 1 month to go until the "Cruise Cynic Mystery Cruise" ... January 2008
I work in a facility that has a health care wing (separate building) and we give out candy for bingo prizes. For those of you who love chocolate----------- we have hard candy, too, but it's not as much fun to open,smear all over your mouth and then get all over the bingo cards!
I would really enjoy my final years on a Princess ship for all the reasons stated by Thomas and the others. I might issue a disclaimer that eating the chocolate and smearing it isn't limited to just the bingo players in the Center. Other higher level residents are capable of doing it, too, who live in the other parts of the Facility.
Now, we all have to decide on where in the world we want to go! Lynne