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Thread #49818   Message #2502495
Posted By: Genie
26-Nov-08 - 07:23 PM
Thread Name: Getting nursing home gigs
Subject: RE: Getting nursing home gigs
Don't forget to look under "Retirement Home," "Senior Center," and "Adult Day Care" as well.
Those places usually pay for entertainment as well, but most of them are not in the "Nursing and Rehab. Centers" or "Assisted Living."

Of course, the repertoire you use for the higher-functioning groups (e.g. Independent Living or Senior Centers) will probably be quite a bit different (and probably musically more satisfying) than what you would do for a nursing home or memory care unit.   

You probably can make a living at it if you approach it as a business, but, as with most every other aspect of the economy these days, entertainment budgets for senior facilities keep getting slashed further and further.