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Holidays – A time to evaluate your loved ones health care needs

November 21, 2016

The holidays are fast approaching and a great many people are already making plans to visit their cherished family members. During this special time, millions of families will see just how much change a year can make in their family- how children have grown, or how relatives have aged. With holiday reunions come an opportune […]

Long Term Care Insurance Benefits Seniors Who Want To Remain Independent At Home

November 15, 2016

Many individuals may feel uncomfortable relying on their children or family members for support, and find that long-term care insurance could help cover out-of-pocket expenses. Without long-term care insurance, the cost of providing these services may quickly deplete the savings of the individual and/or their family. Long term care insurance covers care generally NOT covered by […]

What to do when you don’t know what to do.

October 26, 2016

Families reach out to their local Granny NANNIES offices all the time with, “We just don’t know what to do, or where to start. Can you help us?” Sound familiar? Here is the advice I give them – start with an in home consultation. The initial complimentary consultation is all about you getting to know […]

Something as simple as walking can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia

October 5, 2016

According to CBS news – Sunday Morning which aired August 7, 2016 – almost anybody — even as late as their 70s or 80s — can not only cheat old age but may also substantially reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia by doing something as simple as walking. “What we’ve noticed with two decades […]

What makes Granny NANNIES stand out from other Home Care Companies?

September 8, 2016

  What makes Granny NANNIES stand out from other home care companies? The care providers. Some care providers not only work in the home care field, they also utilize Granny NANNIES services for their own families. It’s not just a slogan, “We treat you like family.” Equally important, I believe is to walk the walk. […]

Aging At Home Has Multiple Advantages For Seniors

August 3, 2016

There is an old proverb that says: “Travel East, Travel West, After all HOME is best.” Home is not merely a geographic location, nor is it just a sweet spot in our memory. Home is where you feel at peace with yourself and most comfortable and secure. Many health care treatments that were once offered […]

Walking in a Senior’s Shoes

June 30, 2016

If we’re lucky, we’ll all get there one day: old age. But “senior spring” isn’t always a vacation because aging often affects the elderly in difficult ways. More than just the transition to a cane or glasses, aging can make even the simplest daily activities a burden on your loved one. Memory disorders like Alzheimer’s […]

How to Successfully Transition to In-Home Care

June 23, 2016

To many seniors, in-home care sounds frightening. Why would a seemingly capable person need help from a stranger? Your loved one may feel intimidated or stressed, but Granny NANNIES is here to make sure the transition to in-home care goes smoothly for your loved one. In-home care is exactly what it sounds like—your loved one […]

How In-Home Care Can Help Loved Ones Through Chemotherapy

June 16, 2016

Discovering you have cancer can be one of the hardest moments of your life. Now imagine this happening to your elderly loved one. For both you and your loved one, feelings of helplessness and despair are natural, and it can be difficult to process what happens next, including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. To help you, […]

Staying Fit and Functional: A Senior’s Guide to Exercise

June 8, 2016

Picture it if you will: a vehicle built for continuous operation, one capable of running around the clock and willing to cross any journey that may be put in front of it. While you may be envisioning a high-tech supercar of the distant future, this description defines something we are all much more familiar with—the […]