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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 […]

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 […]

Best Brain-Stimulating Activities for Alzheimer’s

January 28, 2016

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that affects memory and mental abilities ranging from minor impairment and forgetfulness to widespread loss, having touched over 166 million Americans. To provide the best Alzheimer’s care, the brain should get enough stimulation, but it can be stressful when you don’t know what activities do that best. Here are some […]

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 […]

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 […]