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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 […]

A Day in the Life of a Granny NANNIES Caregiver

June 6, 2016

We got the chance to sit down with a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) from Granny NANNIES to hear about a day in the life of a caregiver. Learn from a compassionate CNA as she tells us about her experience with Granny NANNIES and how she’s been able to make a difference in people’s lives as […]

Effective Alternatives For Battling Alzheimer’s Disease

May 26, 2016

Alzheimer’s disease has become increasingly common and still remains one of the leading causes of death in seniors today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 3 seniors are dying because of Alzheimer’s or dementia. While a cure has yet to be found, effective alternatives exist to manage the disease. Alzheimer’s or dementia happens over […]

Elderly Heart Health – Knowing, Preventing and Recovering

May 19, 2016

While having a big heart may be a compliment to some, it’s one of the many problems that one can develop as they age. Heart problems affect people of every age, indicated in the fact that nearly 14 million men and women in the US are coping with chronic heart disease. Yet, seniors are most […]

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 […]

3 Benefits of Hiring a Hospital Sitter

May 4, 2016

Hospital experiences, planned or otherwise, can take a toll on the emotional health of patients. Whether dealing with a short overnight stint or a prolonged hospital stay, the natural instinct is for loved ones to act as medical advocates and companions. However, loved ones can’t always be there when they’re needed. Try as one might, […]

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 […]