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Virginia man plans to spend his golden years in hotel rather than nursing home

Posted at 10:25 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 11:27:19-05

A Lynchburg, Va., man appears to have a genius idea to help fund his golden years.

Terry Robison tells Lynchburg, Va., television station WSET he’s going to take up residency in a Holiday Inn rather than live in a nursing home.

Robison’s logic appears sound and very thrifty. The average cost of a nursing home is about $188. But with a long-term stay and his senior discount at the Holiday Inn, his cost will be $59.23 per night.

And even better, the hotel always has free breakfasts and some even offer happy hours.

Robison might be on to something.

He further elaborates his cost-saving rationale in this Facebook post.

No nursing home for us. We'll be checking into a Holiday Inn! With the average cost for a nursing home care costing…

Posted by Terry Robison on Thursday, February 7, 2019

For example, Robison mention’s Holiday Inn’s complimentary toiletries. He also said for a modest tip, the hotel staff will scramble to help customers.

“They treat you like a customer, not a patient,” Terry said.

Robison had a pragmatic view of what staying at a Holiday Inn rather than a retirement home would provide.

“So, when I reach that golden age, I’ll face it with a grin,” he said.

And if misfortune strikes, the hotel will be ready, he said.

If things take a turn for the worse: “… they’ll call an ambulance . . . Or the undertaker.”

So Robison appears to have it figured out.

Would you embrace a similar lifestyle in your later years to apparently save a lot of money?