Senior Living Trends Articles

Keep up to date with trends in senior living community care. Learn how senior communities are changing, how senior care is managed, and how technology affects today’s senior activities.

How would you like Your Flu? Swine or Regular? It’s Flu Season time – Are you Prepared ?

It is flu season approaches and this year, there is  increasingconcern about the threat of H1N1 (swine flu). Health experts, (and OurParents) woud like to reminding people to prepare for the seasonal flu, which every year IS a very serious threat.

A good online free resource, to help you  clear up the confusion about H1N1 and the seasonal flu, please check out– www.findaflushot.com by Maxim Health Systems.

It has the following features:

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The Future Face of In-Home Caregiving

How soon will it be before robots begin to take on caregiver tasks? According to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, it could be as soon as three years from now.

“The elderly population is getting larger and larger. How do we provide care for them? How can they stay living in their homes, which impacts the quality of their life and their relatives’ lives?”

Through a combination of speech, gesture, and touch …Read more ›

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“The 100 Years Living Club”

Aging is not easy. Aging as foreigner to the country you live in, when you don’t speak the language, cannot drive, and have not assimiliated like your children have – is extremely difficult. Yet this is the life that more and more elderly immigrants …Read more ›

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Find out if you’ll live to be 100

Would it not be nice to know if you are doing the things that will increase the chances of you becoming a centenarian ?

MSNBC has an article that lists various researches that have come up with 12 indicators of activities and/or character traits that are typical of people who reached the age of 100.

Some of them are:

1) Be an extrovert, outgoing, the life of the party. Swedish researchers speculate that their more resilient brains …Read more ›

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OurParents Launches The Internet’s Largest Independent Directory Of Senior Care Providers.


The over 100,000 complimentary facility reports, a $25 to $90 value, feature detailed comparisons and user reviews for each facility, as OurParents attacks the flawed business practices among the current senior care internet businesses with OurParents’ pro-senior / pro-family offerings.

Washington, DC (July 23, 2009) – People searching for care for their aging parents find almost no independent advice about senior care facilities online.  Often, these families are drawn to misleading sites whose sole …Read more ›

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Congestive Heart Failure in the Elderly

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congestive heart failure in the elderlyCongestive heart failure (CHF) is a progressive disease that causes weakening of the heart and the cardiovascular system. It develops when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the demands of the body’s other organs. CHF is a progressive disorder that not only affects the heart, but other organs such as the lungs, the kidneys. …Read more ›

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Senior Citizens, Get Your Bow-Ties!

Tonight, several elder citizens will make their way down to Good Life City’s literal senior prom. As they walk the velvet carpet, they will be greeted with low costs (only $10 dollars a ticket!) and a raffle for a limo ride. Any seniors in Albany should take advantage of this treat provided by the Recreation and Parks Department.

Here’s to keeping the music going!

If you have any questions about this post or need help finding …Read more ›

SENIOR POPULATION SET TO TRIPLE BY 2050

via AP

The effect of the baby boomers will soon see its full impact on the world’s population dynamics. As the oldest baby boomers are passing 65 these next few years, we see more and more seniors every day. In 20 years, 1 in 5 Americans will be senior citizens. Other countries have already hit the 20% mark: Germany, Italy, Japan, and Monaco have a huge population of seniors.

According to the US Census Bureau, the …Read more ›

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OurParents.com has launched!

OurParents Launches First Independent, Unbiased Online Service to Match Families of Aging Parents with Senior Care Providers

Company defies current business practices of senior care websites with launch of OurParents.com, a free matching service for both consumers and senior care facilities

Washington, DC / May 26, 2009 – Millions of Baby Boomers are struggling to care for their aging parents. Many don’t know where to turn or even what their options are in …Read more ›

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