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Have you ever wanted to live in a hotel or on a cruise ship? Maid service, room service, utilities and cable tv provided. Maybe a nice view, a lush lobby, a handsome bar where you can meet friends. It’s a fantasy many of us enjoy. What a simple life it would be, to have everything taken care of by “staff.”

Then we get homesick. We want our own pillow, our own bed, a back yard, a front porch, a garage…a kitchen. Linen and towel service seems a bit overboard after that first week. What starts out as pure luxury becomes mundane and unappreciated. Your formerly mundane life now seems idyllic. How fickle we are, we humans.

Nursing home living is pitched to us like a luxury lifestyle. Everything you need at your fingertips, safety and security, carefree living, meals and activities included. No one ever says, “Sorry toasters are not allowed in the rooms…fire hazard, you know. Insurance reasons, you know. It’s our policy.” Who would want to live under a list of rules and restrictions, a rigid dining room schedule, shower room hours, lights out, and everyone’s favorite: fire drills. The staff designs these rules for themselves, but sell it under the guise of ‘for your own good.’

Golden Age Companions provides staff that bases it’s activities on your schedule, on your needs. Nothing says you can’t continue taking cruises, and staying in hotels, in fact you can arrange for your home companion to accompany you. But you don’t need to trade away the comforts of home to a nursing home pitchman. Safety, security, meals, activities, and a front porch can be yours…and a toaster, too.

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