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This Nursing Home Is An Indoor Town. There's A Movie Theater And Pub

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u/aichoilachem Sep 24 '22

Ive been saying this is what they should do iwth dying malls.

Make self contained old people towns with things like grocery stores in the anchor stores to bring in the community.

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u/2plus2equalscats Sep 25 '22

Our city had the community college buy one out and turn it into a brand new campus.

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u/BlazinAzn38 Sep 25 '22

We had a hospital system take an old mall in a lower income area of town and turn it into a medical building

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u/IAmA_Nerd_AMA Sep 25 '22

Vanderbilt? It's an interesting place because you can have your bloodwork done, go clothes shopping, get a new tv, get an MRI, and play around in guitar center.

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u/Moxytom Sep 25 '22

100 Oaks I assume

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u/IAmA_Nerd_AMA Sep 25 '22

It's the only one I know of but I hope more old malls in the US have been repurposed. u/BlazinAzn38 didn't confirm.

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u/nanuperez Sep 25 '22

Mall here in PHX is getting turned into (hopefully) a walkable ish type neighborhood. Along with new office buildings and extension of our light rail system straight to the center of the neighborhood.

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u/BlazinAzn38 Sep 25 '22

Nope actually UTSW in south Dallas. They bought up 150,000 square feet relatively cheap and put in all the most needed specialities

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u/ILIKESPORTSGUY5555 Sep 25 '22

Austin? They also sold off the land around it for a pretty good profit after building their campus.

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u/LambBrainz Sep 25 '22

Makes you wonder what my millennial nursing home will look like

I'm thinking a McDonald's with the N64 terminals, GameStop with N64 and other old console demos running constantly, etc

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u/Deep-Tax6509 Sep 25 '22

That movie theatre will be playing “the mummy returns” and one store will be a blockbuster

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u/Chromattix Sep 25 '22

If that McDonald's doesn't have old style fries dunked in beef tallow then it's not nostalgic.

I'm fine with N64's everywhere though.

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u/klockworx Sep 25 '22

There's a good possibility in the not that distant future that the exact place in the photo will be showing all the assorted boring old superhero movies that all the young kids of the time hate....

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u/Chromattix Sep 25 '22

Just look at the first (or early 2000's) Spiderman movies now lol. Hard to believe they were such a hit back in the day that they pretty much kicked off a 20 year long "superhero movie" fad.

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u/dinoroo Sep 25 '22

It’s gonna look like San Junipero

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u/daqwid2727 Sep 25 '22

You in a VR goggles and they figure out how to make movement more sensible and that's it. It's 40-50 years to go still.

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u/BigHawkSports Sep 24 '22

Good news, they are doing this with dead malls. Still on a small scale because it's expensive and you don't get the big subsidies for building new.

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u/Hoodbine Sep 25 '22

My city basically has one of these, it's a fully functioning mall but with an attached apartment complex that is all low rent apartments for the elderly. It wasnt a busy mall to begin with but now there's quite a few older folks browsing around on the daily. As I'm typing this out I realize they've essentially turned seniors into mall kids.

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u/f0rtytw0 Sep 25 '22

The dream of the early 90s is alive... for the elderly?

mall kids

Mall rats is the correct term

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u/jimboni Sep 25 '22

NARRATOR: little did he know, the already were “mall kids".

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u/partizan92 Sep 25 '22

I love this idea.

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u/avalon68 Sep 25 '22

Even if its a more closed in facility it would still be great for people with things like dementia and alzheimers. Would allow them have much more independence than a traditional nursing home, with plenty of support still available

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u/sjw_7 Sep 25 '22

I used to work next door to a shopping complex that was abandoned. A company rented it out and ran Zombie experiences in there. They had a company car with Zombie Response Vehicle written on the side of it.

They have torn it down now and are in the process of building a load of flats, shops and bars there instead.

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u/Pporkbutt Sep 25 '22

That was actually the original intention behind the mall, it was supposed to be an indoor connected city center with a post office, grocery store, admin buildings, etc.

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u/Nyclab Sep 25 '22

Fuckin genius! What’re you waiting for!! So much money in retirement living

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u/PunkRockRobot Sep 25 '22

Problem is you'd have all kinds of zoning issues and the building codes for commercial zones vs residential are pretty drastic.

It most cases it'd be just easier and more profitable to gut the thing or tear it down to the steel frame and just start over.

Assuming you can get the zoning clearances. Likely have to get studies done on the impact on the surronding areas and it'll can take a lot of time.

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u/occamsrzor Sep 25 '22

Well…you’re assuming government stays that way it is and doesn’t end up somewhere between the Great Depression and The Walking Dead

Maybe something more like Snow Crash, for those that know it. Hell, there’s already people living in Public Storage spaces…

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u/occamsrzor Sep 25 '22

Holy fuck that’s a good idea….

It took you two sentiences to convince me

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u/UniquePtrBigEndian Sep 24 '22

Kinda reminds me of some of the hotels/casinos in Vegas

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u/slid3r Sep 24 '22

This particular image looks like New York New York casino.

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u/ScottRoberts79 Sep 25 '22

I swear to god, this is the NY NY casino.

Which is also a nursing home, with a pub. Not sure about the movie theater.

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u/SeniorRum Sep 25 '22

Is someone saying that Vegas is for old people ?

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u/FrisianDude Sep 25 '22

Isn't everyone?

I think the guy selling silly coffee is

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u/2plus2equalscats Sep 25 '22

Really similar to the “alley” between Paris and the Paris/Ballys convention center.

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u/SheekGeek21 Sep 25 '22

Love the piano bar there

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u/RIPDimebag1013 Sep 25 '22

I’m almost 90% sure this is New York New York haha

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u/I_own_every_card Sep 24 '22

Or a cruise ship

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u/UniquePtrBigEndian Sep 24 '22

Yeah, cruise ship too, good call

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u/Sss_mithy Sep 24 '22

I was going to say this reminds me of Circus Circus in Vegas

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u/purplish_possum Sep 25 '22

There's a mall on Vegas that looks like this. It even has fake weather.

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u/az_max Sep 25 '22

Venetian, Cesar's and Paris have blue skies. I do remember a 'thunder storm' area, but I don't know where that was. (local PHX mall had that too, with the sound of rain and I think projectors with video of rain).

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u/echothree33 Sep 25 '22

The mall attached to Planet Hollywood in Vegas has a thunderstorm attraction that goes once or twice an hour.

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u/UniquePtrBigEndian Sep 25 '22

Yeah I was specifically thinking between the Venetian and the Forum Shoppes at Caesars palace when I saw this

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u/watermelonbathsalts Sep 24 '22

Definitely!

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u/Dirk_The_Cowardly Sep 24 '22

I would die there.

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u/UtahJohnnie Sep 25 '22 Silver

That’s the idea.

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u/see6729 Sep 24 '22

Probably more $ than most can afford.

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u/xiaxian1 Sep 24 '22 edited Sep 24 '22

When the time comes to look at senior housing, at lot of people aren’t prepared for the cost.

In our case, when one parent dies and the surviving parent can’t live alone anymore it becomes a lot of work to get ready to transition. You have to sell most of their belongs (they won’t have much room in a senior apartment), sell where they’re currently living, and probably sell their car too. But the best places have waiting lists! One we looked at had a waiting list of 2 years!

And then the cost. $3k per month on the low end and it goes up the more assistance they need. Do they need help getting dressed? Eating? Do they have memory impairments too? Now you’re at $4500-5000 per month.

It’s a shock for a lot of people.

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u/Amphiscian Sep 25 '22

What's crazy is that despite that, the people working there mostly get paid absolute garbage wages. My mom was paying thousands a month to get her mother taken care of at a relatively nice place, and the orderlies were regularly quitting to make more money at McDonalds

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u/Random_name46 Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

People don't consider the cost of running these places, at least for the good ones. It's not a matter of just having a couple CNAs and a nurse or two, which is all most people see when they visit.

On top of floor nursing (CNAs, CMAs, LPNs, and at least one RN for at least 8 hours) you also have kitchen, laundry, housekeeping, maintenance/grounds, transportation, activities, medical records, MDS, infection control, HR, IT, and billing/payroll.

Then you have management for each of those departments, though not every role has its own department head. They're often combined under one head.

Then you have all the outside services to pay for. Pharmacy, medical director, legal teams, construction and contractors, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, fire suppression, tech support, pest control, inspections, and insurances. And of course utilities. You wouldn't believe the water and electric bills.

And of course there's all the equipment that has to be frequently bought and maintained: electric beds and various types of mattress, lifts, wheelchairs, geri-chairs, personal alarms, all the hundreds of pieces of furniture, all the machines like washers, dryers, kitchen equipment, generators, TVs, remotes, mops and other janitorial equipment (like floor scrubbers and extractors), carts, bins, etc. toilets, tubs, med carts, all the tablets and computers, all the call lights and call systems etc, and of course vehicles.

It's all commercial equipment which means it's all incredibly expensive and with 24 hour use by hundreds of people it all has to be repaired or replaced frequently. It's very much not a one time purchase. * For a silly and easy example, let's use mops. A typical mop is what, $10-30? For a commercial Rubbermaid spray mop you're looking at around $150 each.

After all that you get into the real costs: supplies. Briefs, wipes, gloves, skin creams, needles, lancets, catheters, feeding pumps, soaps and alcohol gels, paper towels and toilet paper, cleaning and disinfecting products, All this is purchased by the truck full every two weeks or more.

Don't even get me started on food costs. Three meals a day plus snacks and drinks for hundreds of people with food prices skyrocketing. It's insane.

Those are just the basics. The bare minimum any decent place puts in. The lists of occasional expenses could go on and on and on.

Most facilities rely heavily on Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement. Those rates don't change quickly for things like inflation and supply chain price increases. So while expenses are going way up those facilities are being paid the same rate.

None of that is to disagree that staff isn't paid enough. It's a shit job where you're dealing with constant death, injuries and horrific terminal illnesses on a daily basis. It should pay more. But it's not that simple.

In my area it's projected that something like 30% of nursing homes will close in the next year due to rising costs. It's not the big money maker people think unless you're a real shit owner or a large corporation with a lot of facilities. Most of those places can go to hell, they scrape every dime into their own pocket.

TL;DR Nursing homes are crazy expensive to run if they're run right and not a horrific hell hole where people are abandoned to die. And my comment is way too damn long.

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u/dualsplit Sep 25 '22

The private chains are STILL making a fortune and can pay better.

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u/see6729 Sep 25 '22

I wasn’t criticizing.

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u/xiaxian1 Sep 25 '22

Oh no, I know you weren’t! I just think a lot of people have to look at those costs ahead of time to see what’s affordable for them.

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u/see6729 Sep 25 '22

…and all the ordinary people who raised large families in keeping with church doctrine, could never afford this. I don’t want to rant but they’ve gotcha ‘womb to tomb’.

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u/Muuvie Sep 25 '22

My grandmother is at a real nice place.

Runs her estate $12K a month.

There will likely be no inheritance now, but that's okay because she's happy and taken care of.

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u/gerallt87 Sep 24 '22

Ryan’s Amusements vibes. Look out for Houdini splicers

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u/ripperderek Sep 25 '22

Looks like a re-purposed Jordan’s furniture.

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u/clabog Sep 25 '22

Came here to say the same!

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u/BD2600 Sep 24 '22

I've worked on quite a few of these and they're impressive. Expensive to live there, but they have bars and ice cream parlors and nice restaurants. High end assisted living communities are huge right now.

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u/watermelonbathsalts Sep 24 '22

So you basically gotta be rich 🤔

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u/Random_name46 Sep 25 '22

Depends how long you plan to live. But yeah, most places require you prove enough money on hand to pay for X number of months or years.

You can get a nursing home for long term care with Medicaid and short skilled stay with Medicare but it won't typically be like this. If this is an actual nursing home section odds are it's private pay, maybe supplemented by a good LTC policy.

I'd bet this specific part of the facility is more geared towards assisted living. Neither Medicare or Medicaid will cover room and board in assisted living.

So yeah. Be rich.

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u/JoshDigi Sep 25 '22

Boomers have all the worlds wealth after fucking over the planet and future generations

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u/CemeterySaliva Sep 24 '22

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u/SinVerguenza04 Sep 25 '22

No listing of cost. I’d be interested to know.

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u/jmcdon00 Sep 25 '22

Says starting at $3900, I assume that is monthly(it's right on the homepage, just scroll down).

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u/SinVerguenza04 Sep 25 '22

Whoops. I missed that. Thanks!

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u/captainhook77 Sep 25 '22

The pub only serves root beer!!!

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u/kjacks60 Sep 25 '22

I’m a funeral director/ embalmer and I thought I recognized this place! I’ve been there a few times!

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u/watermelonbathsalts Sep 24 '22

They should make something similar for the homeless

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u/HumbleBadger1 Sep 25 '22

Starting at $3900, which I would assume is per month.

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u/Random_name46 Sep 25 '22

That has to be just the assisted living, not the "nursing home" side.

If that's their monthly price for 24 hour nursing care, meals, and support staff it's the cheapest I've ever seen. Most places I've known start at $175/day at the lowest and most are between $200-250/day.

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u/watermelonbathsalts Sep 25 '22

I can't even afford $3900 for myself 😭😭

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u/Thick_women_are_Life Sep 25 '22

A high end assisted living in downtown SF cost 7500...for a 850 Sq ft studio!😬

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u/WeAreGoodCubs Sep 25 '22

To be fair, 850 sq/ft is ENORMOUS for a studio

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u/Lygantus Sep 25 '22

Shit dawg, I live in a completely independent house on its own plot and I have 650 Sq ft. That's absolutely unnecessary for one individual that isn't living entirely independent anymore.

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u/rividz Sep 25 '22

When people say they can't wait for LAN parties in nursing homes, my first thought is most of us will not afford nursing homes.

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u/seamustheseagull Sep 25 '22

Homeless people can live in real towns. They're in poverty, they're not mentally disabled.

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u/Batracho Sep 25 '22

This is both cute and somehow sad at the same time.

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u/jiggyjiggycmone Sep 25 '22

That was my first thought too. It almost feels patronizing. Like treating the old ppl like they are too dumb to live in reality anymore.

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u/rothvonhoyte Sep 25 '22

I would say this is more likely used for dementia patients and they really can't live in reality anymore so that's the point. And it is sad as hell but not for the reason you're speaking about

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u/Vault-Born Sep 25 '22

It's not so much that they're too dumb to live in reality anymore. It's that they have severe intellectual and mental capacity issues that literally prevents them from living in reality- let alone the rest of society.

We can either shuffle them off to gray bleak nursing homes where the most contact they have with other patients is group bingo. Or we can give them the fantasy of a neighborhood- I mean honestly. Is it really a fantasy? These dementia villages are built from the ground up with senior citizens in mind. I would rather live in a dementia village than in your average city apartment.

Remember people with dementia will just walk out of stores without paying for things or do nonsensical things like pick flowers by the highway or get on a train and never come back because they don't know how. If this were you, ask yourself honestly, would you rather live in a dementia village where you have access to good food, constant medical treatment, community, etc or would you rather be out on the street confused in a society that is not made for and is unsympathetic to you?

If I were a senior citizen I would gamble anything on trying to get into a dementia village, these people have more freedom there than they would in a nursing home and for many, their only option is to be in a nursing home or zilch because they don't have access to full-time care. Some don't even have access to family that would assist them.

So you can suffer and die alone or you can live in an idyllic village with community and staff.

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u/id2d Sep 24 '22

Reminds me of Glasgow Transport Museum where they've re-created an old street

https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/museum-of-transport-kelvin-street.html?imgt=0&sortBy=relevant

They've recreated it in their new building, but the old one was better, where you could actually go into what looked like a subway entrance and actually sit on an early Glasgow subway train

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Glasgow_subway_exhibit_-_geograph.org.uk_-_548203.jpg

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u/georgecm12 Sep 25 '22

The Milwaukee Public Museum has "Streets of Old Milwaukee" that is very similar to this as well. It's very popular with pretty much everyone. Unfortunately, I think they've said that they're not bringing that exhibit forward when they move into their new building and repurpose to be more of a natural history museum.

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u/beastlyrag72 Sep 24 '22

I wanna know what it costs to be there pr year.That‘s alot of space with no beds.

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u/xiaxian1 Sep 24 '22

Their website says “starting at $3900” for assisted living. That’s per month but most facilities will cook for you, clean your place, and do your laundry for that price.

If you need more specialized care (memory related or more physical help) the price per month goes way up.

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u/COgrown Sep 25 '22

39 hundo would be very inexpensive. I'd bet it's pushing 5 figures.

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u/xiaxian1 Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

For sure it’s way more than even $5000 per month. That organization looks to have at least two “communities”: one normal and this stylized one. I’m sure that $3900 is the basic community.

Update: it’s hard to get set prices but this site says $6400 per month.

https://www.familyassets.com/assisted-living/ohio/hamilton/doverwood-village-ashley-place

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u/MilliandMoo Sep 25 '22

I’ve volunteered at both places with my dog. The one in the picture is Chesterwood and it’s a little bigger than Doverwood. This is 3 years ago I was last there. And at the time the independent living apartments at Chesterwood were $3k/month according to a couple that lived there. That just provided access to the main facility, the apartment, and grounds keeping. But then there were all kinds of add on things that they could choose like housekeeping, meals, garage, etc. So I’m thinking the $4k is just for a studio apartment in the facility, and there are all kinds of optional assisted living fees for things that you add on.

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u/watermelonbathsalts Sep 24 '22

I've read it's very expensive but not sure on the exact cost

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u/swagernaught Sep 25 '22

I first thought that it was the "street of yesteryear" at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

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u/Nyclab Sep 25 '22

Now THIS makes sense! Love to see it.

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u/GuruBuckaroo Sep 24 '22

I believe I know exactly where that is, but I forget the name. Florida panhandle. My maternal grandparents lived there the last few years of their lives. They loved it, as did their children.

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u/PityFool Sep 25 '22

Looks like this is in Ohio between Dayton and Cincinnati

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u/PhantomPainWalker Sep 25 '22

No joke. Strong Bioshock 2 vibes from this picture.

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u/Pittedstee Sep 25 '22 edited Sep 25 '22

I like how the cinema marquee just says "Showing John Wayne".

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u/Goth_2_Boss Sep 25 '22

Honestly? Why do so many old people love John Wayne? Do they actually? Is it because he was a racist, war-loving, conservative or is there something about his movies I just don’t get???

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u/roundearthervaxxer Sep 25 '22

I would be at the pub, all day, every day.

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u/NavyStore Sep 25 '22

Before I retired from the local telco, I'd install phones for dementia patients rooms so their families could call them. Mostly because cell phones were beyond their capability - but a lifetime of landline use was basically muscle-memory. Anyway, there were several high-end memory care places for folks who were 'time dilated' - thinking they were living 20 to 40 years earlier, or were aggressive (smacked caregivers or argued all the time), that would provide amazing services to these patients. The whole Main Street but fit in perfectly with these folks - even though it seemed like a Twilight Zone episode to me.

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u/JapaneseFurryFeline Sep 24 '22

Looks like the set of a show but such a cool concept

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u/tingulz Sep 24 '22

That’s awesome. I’d live there when I’m unable to take care of myself anymore.

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u/C0letrain82 Sep 25 '22

Looks like meow wolf denver kinda

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u/Islandgirl1444 Sep 25 '22

There is one near where we used to live like this. It is an amazing space and people with dementia seem to be so much calmer in the atmosphere.

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u/mamiya1 Sep 25 '22

Its a retirement community!!

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u/Rouxster09 Sep 25 '22

There was a memory care facility i used to visit for work for patients and the look inside was very similar to with but with mostly false doors. I believe it offered some peace to some of the troubled patients there. It made me happy with every visit.

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u/MagicOrpheus310 Sep 25 '22

And it's been raining...!?!

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u/technocraft Sep 25 '22

This looks like Wannado City.

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

I watched a YouTube video on something like this the other day. And I think it’s a interesting idea to.

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u/raymate Sep 25 '22

I was about to say that I remember watching it also I can’t remember if it was a man or women but I remember I think an old man would drive his wife to it, she had dementia I think. And she enjoyed the place so much.

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u/[deleted] Sep 25 '22

Yep you’re right. You mean this video from VICE. https://youtu.be/_IySI_7LXmM . Same thing I was thinking of.

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u/raymate Sep 25 '22

That’s the one. Not sure why I watched it back then it got served to me by YouTube somehow. Great place for seniors to keep them more engaged.

On side note it also amazing our minds can remember stuff. I saw one picture and was able to recall a video and almost precisely what it was about. Our brains are so cool recalling things like that. Now ask me what I had for lunch last Thursday and I have no clue 😂

It also helped the OP said retirement home other wise I might have not got it.

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u/becbbbbbb91 Sep 25 '22

That's a great idea

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u/UGAgradRN Sep 25 '22

Incredible. I wish all nursing home residents could have this :/

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u/StrangerGeek Sep 25 '22

I've actually been here when looking for places for my folks. The facility is great but it's really just the area in this picture. The 'bar' is 3 seats. The movie theater is tiny. The salon is one chair. There isn't really anything out of view - this is it. What makes it noteable is this indoor walkway, since most retirement homes do have some of these amenities anyways. And yeah, starts at about $6500/month. Assisted living is very expensive.

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u/watermelonbathsalts Sep 25 '22

$6500 oh nah 🤚🏼😭

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u/Disastrous_Hour_6776 Sep 25 '22

We have a nursing home like that here in Ohio

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u/Fast_Polaris22 Sep 26 '22

So many elderly people die from lack of stimulation, interaction and meaningful community and spend their twilight years in delirium. In a world that appreciated their past contributions to our society and cared about their well being, this type of facility would be a much more common thing.

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u/fluffy_assassins Sep 24 '22

Looks really expensive!

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u/Musetrigger Sep 24 '22

That's pretty awesome! It's very much like the hotel in the city I live near. It had shops, snacks, and other things.

But what crushes the whole thing is the fact that it's a nursing home. I've been to one. It's a very sad place.

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u/rangeo Sep 24 '22

How much per month?

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u/xiaxian1 Sep 24 '22

Starting at $3900 per month.

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u/halbpro Sep 24 '22

It’s super interesting, and I like the idea of giving the residents a feeling of freedom. I think some countries have mini villages for residential care for the same idea.

Do wonder how often they’re showing John Wayne though. Is it always John Wayne?

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u/[deleted] Sep 24 '22

Did they just paint the street to look wet or do they occasionally drench the occupants with fake rain?

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u/jsternes Sep 24 '22

The wizzzard at the end has your pills! BINGO Carol!

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u/Floralcats7 Sep 25 '22

We had a resort like this in our town. Then someone burnt it down. Damn I miss that place

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u/whiskeyvacation Sep 25 '22

It has a Black Mirror vibe,

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u/MoneyBear1999 Sep 25 '22

Vox recently did a vid on something like this!

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u/gooch87 Sep 25 '22

Wow! I bet that cost a fortune to live in!

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u/aghilardi Sep 25 '22

Kidzania

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u/melendy_mongo Sep 25 '22

Time to move to Ohio.

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u/ccasey Sep 25 '22

I’ve seen some really cool applications with this turning old malls into senior care facilities

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u/jay-arg Sep 25 '22

Reminds me of Bioshock.

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u/Seabasschen Sep 25 '22

and some slot machines

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u/satan_messiah Sep 25 '22

Hmm reminds me of bioshock

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u/Strolltheroll Sep 25 '22

It’s a RETIREMENT COMMUNITY!

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u/DoodMonkey Sep 25 '22

Reminds me of the Shining

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u/JimmyJazz1971 Sep 25 '22

It could use a planetarium for a ceiling.

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u/ThatDarnRosco Sep 25 '22

This reminds me of the scene from passengers

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u/frodosbitch Sep 25 '22

Wait for a British one modelled after diagonal alley

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u/KippyQ Sep 25 '22

This looks like the grand old oprey hotel or whatever it’s called

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u/21plankton Sep 25 '22

It reminds me of Las Vegas hotels.

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u/az_max Sep 25 '22

I want to build a multi-story nursing home where the decor on each floor is a different decade. Complete with malt shops, candy stores (sugar free, of course), Bars and small drug stores/corner stores. hopefully people with dementia will gravitate to the last decade they remember.

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u/jebakerii Sep 25 '22

The place seems kind of dead

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u/yung-cashew Sep 25 '22

Only the elderly can have walkable neighborhoods

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u/Remarkable_Story9843 Sep 25 '22

I’ve been to this one, or one identical to it . They were hosting a craft show I was a vendor at. The ceiling was projected with that days weather, so it mimicked the outside complete with rain sounds. It was gorgeous but literally cost my annual income to live there.

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u/mushbo Sep 25 '22

There's one in Utah like that. Outside of Salt Lake City, in South Jordan I think.

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u/Top-Belt-6934 Sep 25 '22

cuuute. more places like this need to exist 🥹

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u/sixtoe72 Sep 25 '22

I keep seeing this pic posted on Reddit. It's been around so long I fear all the residents have passed...and now this Main Street sits like an empty ghost town, its lights forever beckoning to townsfolk who have long since taken their final stroll down its sidewalks. The cafes sit empty. The films in the cinema play without an audience.

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u/Gorilla_Bucket Sep 25 '22

Reminds me of the Dementia Village in The Netherlands

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u/linkerjpatrick Sep 25 '22

Is that the old Jim Bakker place?

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u/moatsmd Sep 25 '22

You actually see this more often in memory care facilities, those nursing homes that cater especially to things like Alzheimer's/dementia. looks like this one does that as well.
Here's one in washington, though less fancy, with a similar idea.

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u/FrisianDude Sep 25 '22

Reminds me of tbe Good Place

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u/I-suck-at-golf Sep 25 '22

That’s what they should do with old malls.

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u/RepletesMaryJane Sep 25 '22

This picture always reminds me of Foxwoods Casino for some reason.

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u/V48runner Sep 25 '22

That looks like the New York, New York casino hotel in Vegas.

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u/John5247 Sep 25 '22

I helped to build replica 1950s and 1960s rooms in an Alzheimer's home. My favourite part was an old radio case with an mp3 player playing old radio shows and an old TV set. I kept the hot tubes working so the old electronics had the right smell !

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u/gonzagylot00 Sep 25 '22

It’s probably so expensive. 9k per month for a relative of mine to live in a nice nursing home that isn‘t even fancy.

Seriously 9,000 a month. It’s so sad because she and her husband worked their whole lives and it’s just being vacuumed up by this industry.

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u/ColeBane Sep 25 '22

looks like a picture of a vegas casino...in fact, is it?

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u/cros99 Sep 25 '22

Excellent Idea!

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u/thehotsister Sep 25 '22

Is there an age minimum? Cuz I’m down.

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u/watermelonbathsalts Sep 25 '22

It's for the elderly

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u/Sleepy-THC Sep 25 '22

Has The Good Place vibes lol Janet!?

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u/TheSpeakingScar Sep 25 '22

Is that in an old Jordan's furniture?

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u/tenors88 Sep 25 '22

This reminds me of the old main street they have set up in Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry.

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u/madden2000 Sep 25 '22

I honestly thought this was a set from Ted lasso lol.

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u/Ill-Relationship-890 Sep 25 '22

What a fabulous idea

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u/NefariousnessSweet70 Sep 25 '22

A friend' mom was in a nursing home, dementia, and while she was in the hall way, just sitting she would smile and wave. She thought she was in the Mall.

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u/gregra193 Sep 25 '22

What do they charge, $8000/month? Assuming it’s in the US.

Edit: Starting at $3900. Usually memory care is a few thousand more a month.

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u/PanickyFool Sep 25 '22

In the Netherlands we simply have senior housing close to the town center...

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u/mynurselife Sep 25 '22

We have similar in Denmark except no theater and pub.

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u/Toasted_Bagels_R_Gud Sep 25 '22

looks like Black ops 3 zombies

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u/slurpy15 Sep 25 '22

Looks like where my grandmother was staying.

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u/Primary_Reading_6296 Sep 25 '22

Now personally, I think this is SAD. Having to live inside of a big building with fake set recreations, living in a fake world is a bit depressing.

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u/DLBaker Sep 25 '22

No, just fucking kill me. Don't blow your inheritance paying someone to change my diapers, stick probes in our orifaces and have hoards of well intentioned church groups come and terribly sing the same tired songs I have come to associate with the draining of my pocketbook every year.

My Generation doesn't want retirement homes. We want something fun and dangerous guaranteed to make us go splat. Like air racing, skydiving, swimming with shark etc. No Resuscitate.

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u/brendan008008 Sep 25 '22

It’s like a geriatric Epcot center

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u/samurai0 Sep 25 '22

That's like a vault straight out of fallout.

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u/ethanwc Sep 25 '22

But if you act up the warden makes you pull landscaping duty.

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u/knightB4 Sep 27 '22

How old do I have to be to enroll? Or roll in?

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u/klb1204 Oct 12 '22

This is too cool!!

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u/cyber1kenobi Sep 24 '22

I mean… I’d like to live there!

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u/Fleenix Sep 25 '22

Looks like Las Vegas.

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u/Brilliant-Engineer57 Sep 25 '22

Looks like Vegas, walking through all the shops, next to the casino floor. In New York, New York.

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u/Murkus Sep 24 '22

Man that's dystopian af.

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u/The_Gutgrinder Sep 24 '22

It really isn't when you think about it. This is probably very helpful when dealing with elderly who suffer from dementia. It makes them feel more at home, and they're less inclined to just wander off and get lost somewhere (where they can get seriously hurt or even die). This "town" gives the residents something they can relate to, instead of some sterile hospital-looking place where all they can do is stare at a wall and wait to die.

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u/Murkus Sep 24 '22

You're quite right. Especially for dementia. I'm sure this place is awesome, but one could easily see how something like this could go in the wrong direction.

Just interesting.

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u/mrgreenw Sep 25 '22

File this under “things I can never let my parents find out about or they aren’t going to leave me with anything”.

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u/DanBelnK Sep 25 '22

That's a casino in Las Vegas you're not fooling me 👍

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u/watermelonbathsalts Sep 25 '22

Not it's not. It's a retirement community for the elderly, people even shared links to it in the comments.

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u/NebuKhan Sep 25 '22

This is such BS. It’s an el dorado furniture store. OP is a big ass liar!!!!!

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