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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 […]

Tending to Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s

January 8, 2016

Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. If you or your loved one are one of those 1,200 people every day who have been diagnosed, know you are not alone. We’ve discussed before that hiring a caregiver can be an emotional, and sometimes hard, decision. Here we highlight the importance of […]

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 […]

You Helped Share the Warmth: Granny NANNIES’ First Annual Blanket Drive Yields Strong Results

December 17, 2015

Local Home Health Care Referral Service’s Community Service Project Comes to a Successful Close Florida residents know that even our timid winters can be cold and taxing. For the Sunshine State’s oldest citizens, our low temperatures can feel exceptionally intense. Tapping into the holiday spirit in the air, Granny NANNIES, a Longwood-based national home health […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

April 1, 2015

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month A valuable resource for more information is the National Parkinson’s Foundation – http://www.parkinson.org. The foundation offers a tremendous amount of information on their website, educational programs and support groups throughout the United States.  To find a support group near you, visit http://www.parkinson.org/Search-Pages/Chapter-Locator  if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s […]

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 […]