Recycling center employees sorting through materials | Still from SoCal Connected episode, "Life in Plastic: California's Recycling Woes"
Your Turn to Care: The Transition to Assisted Living

Your Turn to Care: The Transition to Assisted Living

Sonia Alvarado recently had to put her 78-year old mother, Natalia, in an assisted living facility after Natalia wandered away from home. It was becoming too stressful to keep Natalia, who suffers from Alzheimer's, at home. For Sonia, it was a gut wrenching decision, going against her Latina upbringing that you take care of your parents at home, but Natalia's safety had to come first. It's been a financial burden because her mother doesn't qualify for government assistance. Finding a facility they could afford was no easy task.

 

 

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Parents are willing to spend thousands to get the competitive edge in the college admissions process, but at what cost? Socal Connected takes a revealing look at the high stakes world of the for-profit education consultant business.

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