Archive for the ‘Senior Care’ Category

The Many Faces of Caregiving

March 11, 2016

Roughly 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 every day from 2011 to 2030, increasing America’s percentage of elderly people from 13% to 18%. Providing care for these loved ones is falling on family and friends, the weight of which is resulting in approximately 37 billion hours of unpaid, informal care by 44 million Americans annually. Who […]

How to Reduce the Risks of Falling

March 3, 2016

Keeping family members safe and healthy from injuries are our biggest concerns whether we live near or far from them. Among our older loved ones, the leading cause of injury is falling. Each year, one in three adults ages 65 or older suffers a fall, and one out of five falls result in a serious […]

Caring for Your Loved Ones Long Distance

February 18, 2016

If you were right across the street from your aging or sick loved one, cooking nutritious meals, helping adhere to medicine regimens or running errands would be all in a day’s work. But for those who are a car trip or plane ride away, personally providing the services your loved one needs isn’t feasible. Depend […]

Diet and Exercise Do More Than Keep Your Body Physically Fit

February 11, 2016

We all know the basics of healthy aging: milk builds strong bones and exercise supports a healthy heart. But what about the less obvious ways diet and exercise help keep your body young? Food does more than produce energy for you to function. Foods rich in antioxidants and omega-3s reduce the free-radical reactions in your […]

How to Get Started with Home Health Care

January 21, 2016

Whether you’re across the country or just down the road from your loved one, helping keep them safe in their home is a high priority. For most, however, the idea of bringing in outside help can be upsetting. Below are some common tips you should try with your loved one to help alleviate the impact […]

Combatting Social Isolation Among Seniors

January 15, 2016

All too often, emotional well-being and mental health are overlooked amidst seniors, but they can affect our health in the same ways as physical ailments. Being able to identify the warning signs in those at risk of loneliness, and tending to them, can help sustain the cognitive processes and life of you or your loved […]

Help Seniors De-Stress: Therapeutic & Relaxing Activities for the Elderly

December 3, 2015

  The Effect of Stress on the Body Each age group is affected by stress differently. While the younger generations are more prone to feel stress in the form of panic attacks, irritability or sadness, seniors are more likely to experience chronic muscle aches and pains, headaches, chest pain, a pounding heart, sleeping difficulties, weight […]

Overwhelmed with Eldercare?

May 6, 2015

You’ve probably heard the expression, “It Takes a Village” well, it’s true. Eldercare is complicated, while aging is universal, every situation is unique and requires a different combination of resources and solutions. As people live longer, more of us will encounter the harrowing experience of trying to provide care for a loved one at home. Individuals caring […]

Winter and Its Effect on Seniors

January 9, 2015

As we prep our home for the cold winter months ahead, we need to remind ourselves that our older loved ones need an additional hand. Whether you are a plane ride away or only a mile apart, Granny NANNIES specializes in the assisted living of aging seniors and has the expertise, compassion and patience to […]