Living In Assisted Living

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  1. Lon Tanner

    Lon Tanner Veteran Member
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    I, Like many people I always thought AL was for old sick folks and since moving here to my AL facility discovered that is not true. I met 53 year old Marty at breakfast this morning who has brain cancer and is recovering from surgery. Then there is Brian in the electric scooter who had a stroke at age 41 and is paralyzed from the waist down. Nancy at age 35 has Early Onset Dementia.
     
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  2. Holly Saunders

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    OMG Early onset dementia at 35...how tragic!! I have read of that recently tho'
     
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  3. Lon Tanner

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    It is obviously different than living alone in your own home or with a spouse. It takes time to learn the schedules and procedures. I am still independent but don't miss the household chores associated with living in your own home or the shopping and meal planning. My apartment is comfortable and my lap top and internet makes it possible to order many things that I want or need and have them delivered to my apartment at modest cost via Amazon. One of the staff just made my bed and picked up my used bath towels to wash later with my other laundry. I am looking at the meal menu for the day and have decided that I will have the Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich when I go to the dining room for lunch. After lunch I will return to my apartment and continue reading a novel for a couple of hours. AND THEN A brief nap.
    Earlier this morning I went TARGET in the Limo with three other residents. I was looking for a small table but couldn't find what I wanted. My big purchase was some cheese and a extension cord.
     
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  4. Shirley Martin

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    @Lon Tanner , it sounds like you have the best of both options; maintain your independence and still live well.
     
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    Expensive to live there, Lon?
     
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    The combination of these two made me smile.
     
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  7. Lon Tanner

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    Yes Cody It is expensive but payments from my Long Term Insurance Policy helps.
     
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