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California’s new budget may force seniors who receive in-home care support to go to Nursing Homes

California’s $26.3 billion budget deficit is marginalizing seniors who rely on California state-provided health care and service to help them manage their lives. “One endangered program is in-home support services for more than 400,000 elderly and disabled. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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are you legally responsible for your parents' care

Are You Legally Responsible for Your Parents’ Care?

There will come a day when your aging parent may need someone to handle his or her care, and that someone will very likely be you. In fact, many adult children expect that such a day will come when they

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congestive heart failure in the elderly

Congestive Heart Failure in the Elderly

Congestive 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

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Dealing with health providers when you are caring for an aging parent is never easy, but persistence pays off

Here is a sample of the emails we get from people dealing with the care of their parents.  We see how frustrating the experience can be at time (given the complexity of issues), and just how dedicated and persistent family

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To CCRC or not to CCRC… That is the $500,000 Question.

In 2000, Jane Gross’ mother was to come back to New York to live with her children as her health started to fail. What started with this premise quickly became an ordeal for Jane. As her mother was transitioning away

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Shouldn’t we know?

When it comes to providing care for our parents, anyone can agree that they deserve to have all the information about aging, despite any social stigma this information may carry. Virginia Senator Mark Warner is campaigning for this exact kind

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Senior Citizens, Get Your Bow-Ties!

For those young at heart… a literal senior prom!


According to the US Census Bureau, the world’s senior population is currently at 516 million people. In 2050, that number will rise to 1.53 million, 16% of the projected population.

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Can Alzheimer’s be cured ?

Just read a good article on Scientific American about Alzheimer’s. P. Murali Doraiswamy discusses recent breakthroughs in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and what everyone can do to postpone the onset of memory loss. Doraiswamy, who is the head of biological psychiatry at

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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, a free matching service for both consumers and senior care

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