Archive for the ‘Home Care’ Category

Is Mom left alone to long because of your busy schedule?

February 22, 2017

Whether you care for aging parents or an elder spouse, as a caregiver, you may have to decide if it is still possible to leave an elderly person in your care alone for an hour, an afternoon or an entire day. Will they be safe? Will they wander off? Will they let strangers into the […]

Are you correctly monitoring your blood pressure at home?

February 2, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 American adults (about 70 million people) have high blood pressure. About half have uncontrolled high blood pressure, which increases your risk for a number of serious health problems, including: Heart disease Stroke Kidney disease Cognitive decline, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease Worldwide, high blood […]

Pets can make you healthier and happier

January 20, 2017

An apple a day keeps the doctor away – but did you know that pets can, too? That’s right; your furry friends at home do much more than just sleep, look cute, and beg for more food. In fact, there are scientifically proven health benefits that occur when you bring home your newly-adopted puppy or […]

Eat Seasonally for Better Health

January 4, 2017

Eat Seasonally for Better Health – The sooner you eat fresh foods the more nutritious they are. When you eat seasonally, fresh and ripe fruit and vegetables the food is allowed to ripen fully in the field and brought directly to you- no long distance shipping, no gassing to stimulate the ripening process, no sitting […]

Making the most of your “ME time” off.

December 24, 2016

ME time is the time to focus on yourself and do what makes you happy. Everyone needs to take the time to be alone with yourself and focus on only YOUR needs. There is more value in “ME time” then we realize. It’s vital to your mental and physical health to prioritize yourself. We all […]

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, […]

How Hospice Care Can Help You or Your Loved One

May 13, 2016

We rely on doctors and nurses in hospitals to keep us and our loved ones in good health. While they often perform feats akin to miracles, there are times when treatment has become inefficient. If you or a loved one are in the final stages of a serious illness, it may be time to consider […]

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 […]