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I am a85 year old retired 26 years, well traveled single male living alone in a first class Assisted Living Facility. I have attached a Blog that will tell you more about me and could be beneficial to all Christians.


LIVING IN ASSISTED LIVING -- A RESIDENTS PERSPECTIVE by Lon Tanner
Prologue--

Preparing For Assisted Living—

If you are now in your 50’s /60’s you stand a excellent chance of requiring some kind of Assisted Living in your later years. Why take the chance of having to sell your home and liquidate your assets and income.
The best thing you could do would be to buy a Long Term Care Policy through your employer if available, or independently on your own. Having such insurance will help preserve your assets and income. Such insurance is expensive, but considerably less so if purchased in your 50’s & 60’s.

My Moving Here--

Since my moving into the Oakmont Assisted Living/Memory Care/Alzheimer’s facility two years ago I have had to go through a substantial learning experience. I made the arrangement my self instead of everything being decided on by a CARE TAKER/Friend/Family Member which is the usual scenario. I live in a very comfortable one bedroom/one bath/living room/kitchenette apartment on the second floor of a two floor facility. I am fortunate to have retained some degree of computer and technology experience which has made my life easier and more comfortable and will be discussed in another Blog
Health/Mobility

Like most of the residents, I am living here because of health issues that create symptoms requiring some degree of assistance. Many of the residents have some degree of hearing loss and wear one or more hearing aids My hearing loss is severe and makes certain social interaction difficult if not impossible.I cannot hear music and sorely miss it. Two of my medical conditions make it necessary to use a walker. A cane would be nice but balance difficulty requires a walker. Many of the residents use walkers and some wheel chairs, electrical and mechanical. I some times think we could use a traffic cop to direct walker and wheel chair movement in hallways and elevator. I am envious of some of the 90 year olds that are very mobile.
I voluntarialy gave up driving the year prior to moving here due to Peripheral Neuropathy affecting my legs. I started using Uber for my appointments until discovering that my AL facility could take me to scheduled appointments.

Paying for Assisted Living-

-Living here is expensive and my monthly costs are in excess of $6,000 per month.Fortunately, my Long Term Care Insurance Policy and monthly income is sufficient to pay ALL my monthly living costs. Some residents have had to liquidate their nassets or have family members pay.
A resident could very well outlive all their assets.

Meals and Dining at Assisted Living
 
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Hi Lon and welcome to CC. :) Your post would receive better coverage in the Family forum, it's not going to get many responses here in the Introductions forum. Would you like me to ask a mod to move it to that forum for you? :)
 
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Hi Lon and welcome to CC. :) Your post would receive better coverage in the Family forum, it's not going to get many responses here in the Introductions forum. Would you like me to ask a mod to move it to that forum for you? :)
Yes please do Lady Bug I am trying to learn my way around.
 

oyster67

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A warm welcome to you, Lon:)

I noticed that you are unsure about your spiritual status. The good news is that you can be. Jesus wants you to be. He loves you very much, and so do we.

We were born with an empty space in us that only Jesus can fill. Unlike your Assisted Living, it is free to whosoever will come to Him in humble submission and surrender. He paid for everything with His own Blood 2000 years ago. Please come to Him now. Let us walk to the end of this little road together:)

John 14
14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.
 

Mel85

Daughter of the True King
Mar 28, 2018
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I am a85 year old retired 26 years, well traveled single male living alone in a first class Assisted Living Facility. I have attached a Blog that will tell you more about me and could be beneficial to all Christians.


LIVING IN ASSISTED LIVING -- A RESIDENTS PERSPECTIVE by Lon Tanner
Prologue--

Preparing For Assisted Living—

If you are now in your 50’s /60’s you stand a excellent chance of requiring some kind of Assisted Living in your later years. Why take the chance of having to sell your home and liquidate your assets and income.
The best thing you could do would be to buy a Long Term Care Policy through your employer if available, or independently on your own. Having such insurance will help preserve your assets and income. Such insurance is expensive, but considerably less so if purchased in your 50’s & 60’s.

My Moving Here--

Since my moving into the Oakmont Assisted Living/Memory Care/Alzheimer’s facility two years ago I have had to go through a substantial learning experience. I made the arrangement my self instead of everything being decided on by a CARE TAKER/Friend/Family Member which is the usual scenario. I live in a very comfortable one bedroom/one bath/living room/kitchenette apartment on the second floor of a two floor facility. I am fortunate to have retained some degree of computer and technology experience which has made my life easier and more comfortable and will be discussed in another Blog
Health/Mobility

Like most of the residents, I am living here because of health issues that create symptoms requiring some degree of assistance. Many of the residents have some degree of hearing loss and wear one or more hearing aids My hearing loss is severe and makes certain social interaction difficult if not impossible.I cannot hear music and sorely miss it. Two of my medical conditions make it necessary to use a walker. A cane would be nice but balance difficulty requires a walker. Many of the residents use walkers and some wheel chairs, electrical and mechanical. I some times think we could use a traffic cop to direct walker and wheel chair movement in hallways and elevator. I am envious of some of the 90 year olds that are very mobile.
I voluntarialy gave up driving the year prior to moving here due to Peripheral Neuropathy affecting my legs. I started using Uber for my appointments until discovering that my AL facility could take me to scheduled appointments.

Paying for Assisted Living-

-Living here is expensive and my monthly costs are in excess of $6,000 per month.Fortunately, my Long Term Care Insurance Policy and monthly income is sufficient to pay ALL my monthly living costs. Some residents have had to liquidate their nassets or have family members pay.
A resident could very well outlive all their assets.

Meals and Dining at Assisted Living
Welcome to CC glad to have you here! :)

Blessings 💜
 
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A warm welcome to you, Lon:)

I noticed that you are unsure about your spiritual status. The good news is that you can be. Jesus wants you to be. He loves you very much, and so do we.

We were born with an empty space in us that only Jesus can fill. Unlike your Assisted Living, it is free to whosoever will come to Him in humble submission and surrender. He paid for everything with His own Blood 2000 years ago. Please come to Him now. Let us walk to the end of this little road together:)

John 14
14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.
Thank you for your welcome Oyster. I know my spiritual status.
 

bojack

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I am a85 year old retired 26 years, well traveled single male living alone in a first class Assisted Living Facility. I have attached a Blog that will tell you more about me and could be beneficial to all Christians.


LIVING IN ASSISTED LIVING -- A RESIDENTS PERSPECTIVE by Lon Tanner
Prologue--

Preparing For Assisted Living—

If you are now in your 50’s /60’s you stand a excellent chance of requiring some kind of Assisted Living in your later years. Why take the chance of having to sell your home and liquidate your assets and income.
The best thing you could do would be to buy a Long Term Care Policy through your employer if available, or independently on your own. Having such insurance will help preserve your assets and income. Such insurance is expensive, but considerably less so if purchased in your 50’s & 60’s.

My Moving Here--

Since my moving into the Oakmont Assisted Living/Memory Care/Alzheimer’s facility two years ago I have had to go through a substantial learning experience. I made the arrangement my self instead of everything being decided on by a CARE TAKER/Friend/Family Member which is the usual scenario. I live in a very comfortable one bedroom/one bath/living room/kitchenette apartment on the second floor of a two floor facility. I am fortunate to have retained some degree of computer and technology experience which has made my life easier and more comfortable and will be discussed in another Blog
Health/Mobility

Like most of the residents, I am living here because of health issues that create symptoms requiring some degree of assistance. Many of the residents have some degree of hearing loss and wear one or more hearing aids My hearing loss is severe and makes certain social interaction difficult if not impossible.I cannot hear music and sorely miss it. Two of my medical conditions make it necessary to use a walker. A cane would be nice but balance difficulty requires a walker. Many of the residents use walkers and some wheel chairs, electrical and mechanical. I some times think we could use a traffic cop to direct walker and wheel chair movement in hallways and elevator. I am envious of some of the 90 year olds that are very mobile.
I voluntarialy gave up driving the year prior to moving here due to Peripheral Neuropathy affecting my legs. I started using Uber for my appointments until discovering that my AL facility could take me to scheduled appointments.

Paying for Assisted Living-

-Living here is expensive and my monthly costs are in excess of $6,000 per month.Fortunately, my Long Term Care Insurance Policy and monthly income is sufficient to pay ALL my monthly living costs. Some residents have had to liquidate their nassets or have family members pay.
A resident could very well outlive all their assets.

Meals and Dining at Assisted Living
Hi Lon, Welcome and God Bless .. I'd say ''yes'' you're well traveled if you've made it 86 times around the Sun , I've only made 66 laps around myself , Haha .. I'd bet you have plenty of stories ..