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Pain Relief for Seniors: Is Marijuana the Answer?

Pain Relief for Seniors: Marijuana

Pain Relief for Seniors: MarijuanaWhen Daniel Reingold’s father was dying of cancer in 1999, the options for pain management were limited at best. So, after reading about the benefits of medical marijuana, Reingold decided to give the plant a try. He boiled marijuana leaves into a tea for his father in his last few weeks of life, and the results were incredible—increased appetite, boosted spirits, and relief …Read more ›

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How to Choose the Best Nursing Home for Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Choose the Best Nursing Home

Choose the Best Nursing HomeIt’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the options available in Alzheimer’s care. Where can you turn for help to make the best choice for your loved one?


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You Don’t Want to Outlive Your Money… Or Do You?

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retirement savings“As the TV insurance salesman, the financial advisor, and the financial product promoters all say, ‘You don’t want to outlive your money.’ Well, maybe I do,” says Dr. Stanley Riggs, author of Build Wealth & Spend It All: Live the Life You Earned.


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10 Tips to Help Your Parents Downsize Their Stuff

Moving to a new place sometimes requires letting go of long-held belongings. A nursing home room, for example, won’t exactly hold a house full of memories. But helping your parents part with their things may be a daunting task you feel unprepared for.

The Home Instead Senior Care blog offers “10 Reasons Why Seniors Hang on to Stuff,” along with tips on how to help them part with it. The tips include:

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95 Year Old Found Dead Outside Nursing Home

Ninety-five year old Helen Jensen was found dead outside Wesley Homes Health Care Centerin Des Moines, Washington.

Ms. Jensen was last seen by facility staff around 11:30 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2009. Three hours later, police were summoned after facility staff could not locate Ms. Jensen. Security camera footage revealed the elderly woman left the facility by its main door around 11:45 p.m. Four hours after she disappeared, Ms. Jensen was found …Read more ›

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Something Good About Nursing Homes: A Nurse’s Story

This story appeared on Dr. El’s blog. Dr. El is dedicated to making nursing homes somewhere she’d want to live by the time it’s her turn to be in one, using her training as a psychologist.

I’ve read Leslie Curtin’s story three times and it still makes me cry. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

We had a man admitted status post CVA. He was never going to recover to the point where his wife could take him …Read more ›

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Oldest American ‘Pat’ Thomas dead at 114

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 18 (UPI) — Olivia Thomas, the oldest person in the United States, died this week at the age of 114, the nursing home near Buffalo, N.Y., where she lived said.

Thomas, who was known to her friends as “Pat,” died Monday at the St. Francis Home of Williamsville where she had resided since 2004.

There was no immediate word on funeral arrangements.

The Gerontology Research Group told the Buffalo News …Read more ›

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Are You Legally Responsible for Your Parents’ Care?

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are you legally responsible for your parents'  careThere 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 must assume responsibility for their parents’ well being. After all, that’s the circle of life, and morally …Read more ›

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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 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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