My Move To Assisted Living - Oakmont Of Fresno

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  1. Lon Tanner

    Lon Tanner Very Well-Known Member
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    Having nailed down all the details and costs I have decided to make the move voluntarialy some time before the first of the new year. I have been to Oakmont several times to check out all the facilities and was impressed. It is fairly close to all family members when they choose to visit I will have a one bed, one bath, kitchinette, apartment with wi fi, utilities and cable TV included. Three gourmet meals per day that I can have in the dining room or brought to my apartment. This facility is not inexpensive and I will be paying up to $5,700 monthly with most of that being paid by my Long Term Care Policy. I no longer enjoy or even feel like cooking for my self or performing other tasks that I now am doing in my two bed, two bath apartment. I look forward to having these things done for me. The best thing about this whole idea is being able to make these decisions on my own instead of reaching a point where a family member has to step in and make choices for me.

    http://www.oakmontoffresno.com/
     
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    That's good to hear @Lon Tanner. Another plus is that you'll be making new friends as well. What will you be doing with all the extra time you will be saving now that you'll not be cooking and cleaning in the kitchen? Do you have any good hobbies that can fill your time? :)
     
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  3. Lon Tanner

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    I love to read and am a HISTORY BUFF so there is plenty of material. Love good films as well. I play chess and bridge.
    Computer activity will take much of my time as well.
     
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    There was a time when I would have thought that would be about as far from anything that I'd want as anything I could think of, but I get it. I'm not ready for it yet, and unlikely to be able to afford it, but I can see the attraction in it, as it will leave you with time to do the things you enjoy most and can do best. I wish you well with it.
     
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    How has it been?
     
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    Thank you for your response David. It's taken a real adjustment on my part and it's on going. I am quite comfortable and eat some fabulous meals. Due to my hearing disability I feel socially isolated and live a pretty lonely life. I occupy my self with books and the computer
     
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    @Lon Tanner
    As one also unable to hear very well, I can well appreciate your isolated feeling. My wife will ask something, or make a remark from the other room, if I don't respond, she yells louder; I ask if it's important, she then says, either, "Get over here", or, "Forget it!"
    Frank
     
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    Lon I'm sorry you feel so socially isolated in such a beautiful place, but I'm confused , I thought you got some top of the range hearing aids a few months ago?>..No?
     
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    Lon Tanner Very Well-Known Member
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    I am profoundly deaf with any kind of hearing aid and had a COCHLEAR IMPLANT DEC,2017. I am still in the process of learning to hear with the implant.
     
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    I think you made a wise decisions for yourself. Try not to cut yourself off socially I would think people our age would be more accommodating to you in the meantime try and learn some basic sign language
     
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    I am a extrovert and try to engage with people as best I can but it's a real struggle and frustrating.
     
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    My friend , Evelyn, was telling me about a lady that she is friends with in her apartment complex. The lady is a deaf mute, but they communicate with each other by texting on their phones, and Evelyn says that it works really well.
    They can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee together and chat back and forth as they are having their coffee. Even though it is slower conversation than just sitting and talking, being able to text with her friends opens up a whole new world for this person.
    This is actually how I usually communicate with my friends and family (even Bobby sometimes), even though we could just as easily speak to each other.
    Of course, if a person only has a desktop computer, then it is not feasible to do this when visiting with someone, unless you are sitting right at your desk. The large smartphones will all pretty much text automatically (fill in words), and there is also voice to text, which would work fine for someone like @Lon Tanner or @Frank Sanoica , since they can speak, but just not hear what someone else is saying.
     
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    @Lon Tanner was having the implant worth it to you? Would you recommend it to others?
     
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    I had no hearing before the implant and now I do have some. so yes it was worth it. I did not have to pay anything for the implant.
     
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