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    Retirement home

    Hi, I am unsure if this is where to post this. I am having a issue with going back home. I recently purchased a condo that is still being built. It was suppose to be done at the beginning of November but it is still not finished and I will be returning back to Canada soon. So the "condo people" as I call them had told me they will set me up temporarily at a apartment, however the only place they could find is a retirement home. I am trying to figure out if it is worth investing twice as much in a hotel room or should I accept this "accommodation". I wonder if anyone has had experience in a retirement facility and if given that I will only be there a few weeks is worth just giving in. I am unsure if I am asking for advice on this the right way, it is just that it took a couple of years for me to become independent and i feel like I am going backward by accepting this. Sorry if this offends anyone, I do not know if my perception on retirement homes are wrong and therefore just need advice on if I am looking at this the wrong way.

    Thx!

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    While I do not know the specific home you are talking about I can tell you that there is a retirement/assisted living center up the street from me and it is no different than a condo except with better accessibility and occasional help if needed. If it is only for a couple of weeks I would personally just accept it instead of paying for something else. You may find it more appealing on many levels than a hotel room. The "home" up the street from me is filled with vibrant people who come and go, dine at restaurants, see movies, in general have an active life.

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    Retirement home, assisted living, nursing home....there is a lot of difference in definition of these kinds of facilities. Can you be more specific about the amenities the facility you are describing provides?

    All the best,
    GJ

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    a retirement home isnt the same as a nursing home. or at least they have apartments, as well as a nursing home part, because not everyone needs the same care. Id go ahead and take it. it is only for a couple of weeks, and who knows, you may even like it depending on the place.

    dont forget pictures of your new place.

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    Thank you, I will ask the "condo people" to be more specific on this retirement home. I am just unsure as to what to expect and I got a little worried but your replies kind of gave me more perspective than just seeing it in the negative.
    Thx again.

    As soon as my condo is ready, hopefully in a couple of weeks, I will post pics

    Take care!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlam24 View Post
    Thank you, I will ask the "condo people" to be more specific on this retirement home. I am just unsure as to what to expect and I got a little worried but your replies kind of gave me more perspective than just seeing it in the negative.
    Thx again.

    As soon as my condo is ready, hopefully in a couple of weeks, I will post pics

    Take care!
    I live in a condo and can't wait to see your pics! Good luck!

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    I wish you the best in your endeavors
    Everyone has their own reasons and way's like's etc...
    find out what is more convienent / practical and follow your gut instincts
    Only you truly can make your choices
    i've lived in both and found out I rather live out in country so for me that type of atmosphere is not my cup of tea

    Lately I have Been looking into condos in my case everything has to fall into place and if it is meant to be then it will happen . I am checking out places but still I need my country esque feel ...

    Have a good day
    Sincerely ;
    GL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlam24 View Post
    Hi, I am unsure if this is where to post this. I am having a issue with going back home. I recently purchased a condo that is still being built. It was suppose to be done at the beginning of November but it is still not finished and I will be returning back to Canada soon. So the "condo people" as I call them had told me they will set me up temporarily at a apartment, however the only place they could find is a retirement home. I am trying to figure out if it is worth investing twice as much in a hotel room or should I accept this "accommodation".
    Is this in writing? If yes, is it on a signed contract?

    I'd be pushing for an extended stay hotel (e.g., Residence Inn), on their dime.

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