I voluntarily signed into a first class Assisted Living facility

by Lon Tanner
(Fresno, California)

Assisted Living Resident

Assisted Living Resident

It's been three years this month that I made the decision rather than have some family member do it. Because of several medical conditions it made it unwise to live alone in a large home trying to maintain my independence.

I sold the big home and moved into my present one bedroom/one bath/living room/kitchenette apartment.

I am a 86 year old retired and well-traveled single male living alone and still maintaining a large degree of independence.

It's expensive living here and fortunately between personal assets and pre-planned Long Term Insurance benefits I can afford it.

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Moving
by: Sherry/NC

We just never know when we do something if it will be the right thing.

I believe you did the right thing. It seems to me you thought it through and probably thought about it for a long time. You are smart
to do this. I too have Long Term Ins. and although it is expensive it is worth it.

Why is the end of life so expensive? Maybe because we have more health problems. Our bodies break down physically and our minds mentally. It is sad.

You will be fine because you had the courage and the smarts to take care of things.

Thank you very much for writing about your adventure.

Good Luck.

Tell us more
by: Sally

Please tell us more. How did you choose your facility. What is it like? What do you like and not like about it?

Best decision
by: Anonymous

You did a very smart thing and plus you will be around others of your age.

They key is knowing when to do it and obviously you did. Good for you!

Bravo!
by: California

Well done, I am a big advocate of knowing when I it’s time to move to that next chapter in life and actually do it. I’ll be right there with you. Congratulations

Assisted Living Facility
by: Joe W.

Congrats on being independent in an assisted living facility. It's probably a too expensive option for most seniors.

It should be mentioned that there are also other options such as less expensive independent living apartments for seniors.

In other words, all seniors have different possible housing options depending on their income and savings.

Stay healthy and safe!

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