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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 […]

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 […]

Most Common Home Injuries Among Seniors

March 17, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 50% of all falls happen in the home, resulting in 2 million emergency room visits annually. Knowing how to prevent these accidents from happening is a step toward keeping seniors in their homes. Protecting yourself or your loved ones can be as simple as […]