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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Best Nursing Homes in the U.S.

There are over 25,000 nursing homes in the U.S. About 16,000 accept government funding via Medicare or Medicaid. As of December 2008, Medicare has created a 5 star rating system to try and rate the various nursing homes. While there

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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.

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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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