Archive for the ‘Home Care’ Category

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 […]

Health Symptoms That Go Unnoticed Among the Elderly

March 31, 2016

We often ignore symptoms that we can rationalize – we’re tired because stress is keeping us awake at night or feel foggy because we’re coming down with a cold. This is especially common among the elderly, as many of these symptoms can be associated with old age and its daily ailments. Knowing when these dismissible […]

Transitioning Seniors Home After the Hospital

March 24, 2016

Being discharged from the hospital can be a welcome relief. But knowing that as many as 1 in 8 patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of their homecoming, and that those remittances total $97 billion in healthcare costs annually, can leave seniors and their loved ones anxious about the road ahead. Granny […]

Top 3 Hidden Costs of Home Caregiving

February 24, 2016

Stepping in to take care of an aging parent or loved one can be done out of a sense of obligation or to repay a loved one for the ways they’ve affected your life. Whichever motivates your role reversal, don’t make the decision without knowing the facts: becoming a full-time caregiver for your loved one […]

Most Common Health Issues Among Seniors

February 5, 2016

Your health, as well as that of your loved ones, both mentally and physically, is affected by family history, health care, living environment and lifestyle. Some of the most common health issues among seniors stem from these factors, some of which are health issues themselves. Here are 10 of the most common health issues that […]

When’s the Right Time to Hire a Caregiver?

December 23, 2015

Let us first say that there is no right or wrong answer on when to hire a caregiver for yourself or a loved one. Caregivers can be utilized as an intermediate step between personal caretaking and moving one into a nursing home, or they can complement either of those two care options. Either way, this […]

Home Health Care Can Work for You or Your Loved One: Dismissing the Myths That Say Otherwise

December 10, 2015

  To lose your independence is a terrible thing. Between leaving your home, sacrificing your ability to come and go as you please and the forfeiture of privacy, moving into a nursing home or extended care facility can be stressful and dreaded. But it isn’t the only option for you or your loved one. In […]

Finding the Best Caregiver for you

May 4, 2015

“Finding the Best Caregiver for you?” How Granny Nannies finds the most suited caregiver for you. Finding a trained, capable and honest caregiver to care for you or your loved one is often a stressful task. There are many agencies out there offering and promising the best care. How do you know that the agency […]