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  1. Home Health Care Explained
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- Home health care is a great option for seniors who require special assistance while recovering from illness, injury or medical procedures.
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  2. Warning Signs That Home Care Could Be Required
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- When children are young, they rely on their parents for nurturing, comfort, sustenance, support, training, and so many other things. As parents grow older, these roles may reverse.
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  3. How-To: Discussing Home Care Options With An Aging Parent
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- Sometimes after visiting or talking to a parent, many adult children find themselves wondering if their mom or dad might benefit from having some help around the house.
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  4. Home Care 101: The Facts On The Basics
    Apr. 15, 2011 -- Home care provides seniors who live at home with medical and non-medical assistance, allowing the senior to live independently for as long as possible, depending on their medical condition.
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  5. Respite Care Explained
    Apr. 14, 2010 -- Caregiving is a demanding, stressful job and is nearly impossible to do alone. Getting assistance along the way is essential to your health, and your resilience is critical for your loved one.
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  6. Deciding What Is Best For Your Parents
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Parents growing old and declining physically or mentally can be a gradual process that goes virtually unnoticed for some time, or it can be a sudden change that causes difficulty when it comes to choosing the right care options for them.
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  7. Activities Of Daily Living (ADLs) Explained
    Apr. 13, 2010 -- Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) are terms used by health professionals in the senior care industry to help measure a person's level of functioning in performing everyday tasks and chores.
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