Archive for April, 2016

Caring for Home Caregivers: Fight the Guilt When Hiring Help

April 28, 2016

Being the primary caregiver for an elderly loved one is a noble and emotional experience that can be very rewarding. It can also be exhausting and, oftentimes, family members feel guilty hiring an in-home caregiver to lighten the load. With Granny NANNIES, hiring professional Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs) can be […]

How to Spot the Signs of Overwhelming Stress in Your Senior Loved Ones

April 21, 2016

Life naturally brings varying degrees of stress. Younger bodies are able to recover from serious cases of stress within a matter of days. However, as we age our body becomes less able to cope with stress. The basic effects of stress include muscle tension and aches, anxiety, restlessness and loss of appetite. If stress is […]

Summer Safety Tips and Activity Ideas for Seniors

April 18, 2016

With temperatures heating up across the nation, we’re all vying for a little fresh air and sunshine. Ready to venture into the great outdoors? Make sure loved ones are prepared with the following summer health tips and activities for the elderly. Exercise and Outdoor Activities for Seniors Don’t waste time playing games indoors with so […]

Helping Loved Ones with Special Needs

April 7, 2016

Approximately 54 million Americans have special needs. Special needs children are defined as children with identified disability, health or mental health conditions requiring early intervention, special education services or other specialized services and supports; or children without identified conditions, but requiring specialized services, supports or monitoring. Oftentimes, these children require a little extra care, love […]