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Geriatric Rooming-House  
  An apartment building with rooms built especially with the very senior citizen in mind.  

Archaeologists and anthropologists are always interested to see how a civilization treats its deceased members.

A new deep-depth rooming house in New Jersey, designed especially for geriatric persons, has built into it a novel circuit, designed to make the transfer of the room easy and without delay. When a roomer dies, electronic detectors in the wall register his lack of pulse and send swift circuits into action. The deceased is grappled by standard waldoes, drawn into the wall of the room, where on the spot his remains are incinerated within an asbestos chamber, thus permitting the new tenant, also a geriatric case, to take possession by noon.
From Galactic Pot-Healer, by Philip K. Dick.
Published by Berkley Publishing in 1969
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Compare this with the EverRest Cryotorium, an out-of-this world concept by Roger Zelazny.

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