At what point is it the right time to make a change?

As we or our loved ones age, the inevitable question arises: when is it time to make a change? Owning and maintaining a home can become difficult as one gets older, and it eventually becomes more realistic for someone to move into a senior care facility.

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I was recently contacted by Janet Daly of Caring.com, who shared some helpful links for seniors that I want to pass along to you. Janet sent some links to free resources that provide a comprehensive look at senior care communities in the Walnut Creek area.

Everyone wants to maintain independence and quality of life, and you don’t have to move out of Walnut Creek to do so. Here are those links, which also include financial support information, laws and regulations, and more:

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On a personal note, my mom had Alzheimer’s and was living by herself in Reno. I had two small children in grade school and had to move her to a home that was certified to care for Alzheimer’s patients. It was in Reno because the difference in price between California and Nevada was more than $2,500 a month. It is not an easy choice to make even if one has the ability to choose. What was most difficult for me was knowing she would never move back home and having to sell her house and belongings that she would not need.