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Living on cruise ships is cost effective for elderly people

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 04 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1065
  1. Janice Hopkins Tanne
  1. New York

    Living on a cruise ship provides a better quality of life and is cost effective for elderly people who need help to live independently, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (2004;52: 1-4).

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    Cruise ships have better health facilities than most care homes for elderly people


    Elderly people often choose assisted living facilities, nursing homes, 24 hours a day home caregivers, or family support. Living on a cruise ship might be a better choice, says Lee Lindquist, instructor of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg …

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