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LMei
16-01-2009, 04:08 PM
This looks like a nice place to "retire" in.

http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2009/1/16/central/3010468&sec=central

“Time has changed it’s no longer a taboo sending parents to old folks’ home.

“Most of the children have to work for long hours and they leave their parents with the maids.

“Instead of having only four walls and nobody to interact, we provide companionship to the elderly,” Janet said.

While nobody is on hand to take care of the elderly at home, accidents might happen

So now there are "babysitters" for the elderly as it also provides day care only and night time still go home and stay with family. That way, I think the parents will not feel as if they are "rejected" by the family.

trex92
16-01-2009, 05:27 PM
omg .... the article looked interesting but upon checking the website for the fees, RM5k for single room and RM3.75k for shared room... waaaaaay too expensive to be affordable... :(

patrick
16-01-2009, 05:42 PM
omg .... the article looked interesting but upon checking the website for the fees, RM5k for single room and RM3.75k for shared room... waaaaaay too expensive to be affordable... :(

Is it really expensive? Considering it's kind of all inclusive...food, lodging, electricity, water, day care, night care etc, etc.? Just wonder...

MasterQ
16-01-2009, 06:35 PM
If these people are old folks (many of them could be on Viagra), are they being fed with steak, have Olympic size swimming spool, Clark's fitness centre, Marie France Bodyline Spa and China doll Lounge to command RM 5,000 per month? What they need is companionship. Just like the ever busy parents "dumping" their children at schools and kindies, I think Subang Jaya should have a Day Care Centre where the children can "dump" their old folks there to network and have activities to while away their time till 6pm when they are picked up again for home. That I believe should not cost a bomb. Or else my EPF savings will all be gone in 4 - 6 years at the rate of RM 5K per month

geordie
16-01-2009, 11:59 PM
I know of someone who rented a (high-end) condo on the same premise for his elderly mum. Put in a full-time very dedicated local Amah (we speculate her salary is about M$2K,if not more). Paid for private club subscription for Mum and Amah so that they can go for morning walks and lunches at the club every day. All-in-all, must be over M$5K.

Jey
17-01-2009, 12:16 AM
I know of someone who rented a (high-end) condo on the same premise for his elderly mum. Put in a full-time very dedicated local Amah (we speculate her salary is about M$2K,if not more). Paid for private club subscription for Mum and Amah so that they can go for morning walks and lunches at the club every day. All-in-all, must be over M$5K.

Does everyone have the dough to splurge like this?
:D :eek:

geordie
17-01-2009, 12:23 AM
They don't appear to be very wealthy per se. I guess it's a matter of all the siblings chipping in. I find it touching that even though not living under the same roof, the son who lives in the same compound drops in every day to spend a few minutes with mum before going to work. Takes over Amah's duties when she goes on leave. Brings mum to religious services every weekend, et al. They could have shipped her to such an assisted living home and that works out easier on the dosh ..... The daily contact is still there - at a price.

kwchang
17-01-2009, 12:54 AM
...I think Subang Jaya should have a Day Care Centre where the children can "dump" their old folks there to network and have activities to while away their time till 6pm when they are picked up again for home. That I believe should not cost a bomb....
Actually, just before the general elections, Dato Lee Hwa Beng showed JKP committees his plan to create an old-folks' drop off centre at a back-wing of the 3K complex. It was planned to have someone there to help the old folks if they have any problems but I believe the place is generally planned to be run like an old-folks' club house where they can be with friends and interact. At the end of the day, the kids can pick up their parents on their way home.

Regardless, I think someone should check if the present ADUN can take up this original idea and develop such a facility. It is a good idea and the place is already reserved for it.

robertec
17-01-2009, 09:13 AM
If you guys are not already aware there is a day care centre run by the Subang Jaya Senior Citizen's Club at USJ11.

Call the SCC or if you don't know their how, contact me.
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keny
17-01-2009, 10:11 AM
is it this place comfortable enough for you if your kids send you there when you're old?

robertec
17-01-2009, 05:08 PM
I think it is ok.

I know about the place because I use to send my Mother in Law to the place for her Computer Class in the mornings.

I think they have beds and TVs etc..

You should be able to visit the place and have a look it is along USJ11/3D near the Tadika at the end of the street. There is a banner at the entrance.

Maybe you can call SJSCC President - Yeong Teik Boon at 012-2386864 for details.
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MasterQ
17-01-2009, 05:34 PM
I know about the place because I use to send my Mother in Law to the place for her Computer Class in the mornings.

Ahem, so now I know who is now sending out all those SJ Alert emails. Robertec, your days are numbered now. In no time, she will be managing the www.sjalert.com.my!!

robertec
17-01-2009, 06:15 PM
What makes you think that she has not already taken over??
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