Hello, my mother suffers from arthritis and had a stroke a year ago and recently been going through some mobility challenges. She was recently hospitalized for a fall as she lost her balance using the commode. She has always been independent and has required little assistance until the past year as her arthritis pain can be debilitating for her especially with changes in weather. She has had a hard time getting up and laying down as well as walking. She uses a walker however since she was hospitalized for several weeks in December without much movement and exercise she has lost alot of her strength and we feel that she is not in a state where she needs to be looked after 24 hrs (fall risk). She currently received rehab 2-3 days a week and us children take turns trying to motivate her to do her exercises. Since we do not live with her and we have jobs (i have to travel for work), we have discussed the possibility of her moving into an assisted living facility or a board and care facility. We are also open to having a full-time caregiver in exchange for rent and would be willing to pay extra if the caregiver is the right fit for my mom who can motivate her to do her exercises and bring some sunshine in her life once again. She just has not been the same since our dad passed away 5 years ago. We feel like a change in scenery from being alone at home to a AL or board and care place might benefit her. We have looked into the cost of private caregiver vs AL and board/care and realize private caregiver is significantly more - that is why we are open to a free board in exchange for care idea. Any feedback or suggestions or lead to a possible caregiving places near Carson or South Bay area of Los Angeles would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance!