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My mother is 91 and lives alone. She is very healthy for her age. She drives, she takes care of her house and her self, and she has an active social life. She is considering selling her house and moving to a continuing care retirement community. I believe her primary motivation is that she wants to make such a move while she still qualifies for independent living.

Both of my sisters and myself would be happy to have her live with us, but she really wants to remain in her area.

I would like to find a professional who can examine her financial situation and give her expert, unbiased advice on if and when to move to a CCRC, and provide advice on other possible solutions. For instance, is it possible to stay at home for longer, but still have the security of knowing that assisted/long-term care is available.

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Geriatric care managers can help advise on places. Does mom have a financial planner or lawyer who can advise her on finances?
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Thank you for your comment.

Well, of course, I can't convey the whole story in my blurb. Although she thinks she *should* move to a CCRC, I am not positive she really wants to. If I have conveyed that keeping her house isn't important to her, I don't think that is accurate. She loves living in her house. When we look at CCRC's she seems a bit dubious. Maybe more than a bit. I am completely supportive of any decision she wants to make, I would just like to help her get the information.

Hence, my original question:

How do I find a professional to advise my Mom on living arrangements and financial decisions?
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You can Google geriatric care managers in your mom's area of you think she'd need some assistance finding the right place, and, going forward, keeping in touch with you and your sister in an emergency. But believe me, you mom has the right idea.!
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Personally, I think your mother has the right idea. She has decided that keeping her house isn't important to her and moving to independent living is. It sounds to me like she has her priorities straight and you should support her in this and not confuse her with other options.
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