It's hard enough to consider life in a nursing home; the prospect of other people having to take care of us is not comforting.
And the prospect of leaving home is that much worse when it potentially includes leaving the community entirely.
But that may loom for Humboldt County seniors, as three nursing homes make plans to close in the near future.
Linda Stansberry has been covering the issue in the North Coast Journal.
She joins us with the details of the pending shutdowns and their possible effects.