Parenting a Parent: Less Stress is Best

At Great Care, we all know stress can get the best of us — specifically when it causes adverse health issues. This can be especially true for seniors and caregivers. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), stress can affect our mental and physical health in so many ways. “Long-term activation of your body’s stress response system, […]

April is National Donate Life Month

Each April, Donate Life America observes National Donate Life Month by encouraging Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. Great Care celebrates those who have saved lives through the gift of donation, and joins in sharing awareness of important local, regional and national activities this month. This year, the National Donate Life Month 2019 […]

Spring Into National Nutrition Month

Each March, Great Care in-home care services joins the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to celebrate National Nutrition Month. The annual campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. “At Great Care, we encourage healthy diets and lifestyles as an important part of the aging process,” […]

Random Acts of Kindness for Seniors

In February, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week to inspire everyone to practice and spread kindness in their own lives. At Great Care, we encourage everyone to take a special focus on being kind to senior citizens, who could specifically benefit greatly by the simple act of kindness. Kindness ideas from […]

Avoiding Hypothermia for Seniors in Frigid Weather

Recently, the midwest has seen brutally cold, record-low temperatures and dangerous winter weather that has resulted in school and business closings, chill warnings, and, unfortunately, multiple fatalities. At Great Care, we’re especially aware of the dangers these historical polar vortex conditions present, especially when it comes to our seniors and caregivers braving the elements to help […]

Holiday Dishes to Boost Your Memory

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, there are four food types that boost memory: Vegetables, berries, omega-3 fatty acids, and walnuts. And since it’s the holidays, elder care services provider Great Care thought it would be the perfect time to share healthy recipes to nurture brain health. “The best menu for boosting memory and […]

Overcoming Senior Loneliness During the Holidays

As an in-home care services provider, Great Care understands the needs of seniors as the holidays get underway. Not only are there physical demands associated with adapting to the cold and ice, as well as winter health concerns. There’s also an emotional element to the holidays that can leave seniors feeling sad and lonely. “Some older […]

Honor National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and Great Care joins the National Alliance for Caregiving in celebrating the selfless commitment of millions of Americans who care for loved ones. “This is a time to celebrate the contribution of those volunteer friends and family members who support a loved one with their health or managing a disability,” […]

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Caregiving Help

At Great Care, we understand caregiving is one of the most important, and often toughest, jobs in the world. That’s one of the reasons our Care Compass customized services are so crucial to each and every family transitioning to in-home care for loved ones. “It’s a huge change in life, especially as parenting a parent becomes […]

Celebrate Autumn with Healthy Comfort Food

Sure, pumpkin spice is nice for fall-themed food and drink, but at Great Care we also think a healthy variety of comfort fruits and veggies is the way to go this autumn. Especially since these nutritious and delicious autumn produce favorites are in this harvest season: Apples Beets Brussels sprouts and cabbage Cranberries Persimmons Pomegranates […]