November Is National Family Caregivers Month

At Great Care in-home care services, the month of November is especially poignant. Not only do we take the time to give thanks for our family of caregivers and the blessings they bring. We also join the Alzheimer’s Association in honoring the millions of family members and friends serving as Alzheimer’s caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month. “We have […]

Health Literacy Highlighted in the Fall

Health Literacy Month is all about making health information easier to comprehend, and the nation’s health care system simpler to navigate. Every October, Great Care in-home care services and Americans participate in literacy and awareness activities throughout the month to better understand health issues and decisions and disease prevention. According to the U.S. Dept. of […]

Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is synonymous with all that fall offers: Halloween, bonfires, pumpkins spice lattes, flannels and hay rides. What also comes to mind when we think of October at Great Care in-home care services is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease turns October pink. The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) […]

Plant-based Diets Boost Heart Health

Mom was right. Eating all your veggies does help you grow up to be strong — specifically in beating the odds against heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association, diets higher in plant foods and lower in animal-based foods are linked to better heart heath. New research published in the […]

National Eye Exam Month Focuses on Vision Health

The timeless metaphor that our eyes are the windows to the soul means so much more every August, during National Eye Exam Month. Our eyes play a major role in how we view the world, and how others can learn more about our health and well-being. As the school year begins each fall, Great Care […]

Healthy Snacks for Back-to-School

Great Care Home Health knows the importance of teaching kids at a young age to eat healthy. And with students already heading back to class, there’s no better time than now to treat the kids and grandkids to healthy snacks after school. Trail Mix 2.0 You’re never too young to practice heart-healthy lifestyles — such as […]

The Importance of Psoriasis Awareness

Each summer, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) recognizes Psoriasis Action Month. Great Care in-home care services joins in the health awareness campaign as a time to educate the public and dispel myths associated with the chronic autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis. […]

Go Purple in June for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Every June, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month turns the world purple to promote awareness and education about Alzheimer’s and dementia. As a leader in in-home care services, Great Care joins in the conversation about the brain to share statistics showing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are a major public health issue. “Everyone who has a brain is at […]

Safety First in Severe Emergency Weather

Thunderstorms, lightning, hail, flooding, tornadoes … All severe weather that has had the Hoosier state on edge this spring. Great Care in-home care services is especially concerned for our senior population during severe weather, as safety and mobility can be compromised in many situations. According to the Department of Homeland Security, lightning is a leading cause of […]

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

Anyone who experiences the symptoms of arthritis — joint pain, stiffness, swelling, fatigue, limited range of motion, etc. — knows the need for additional research, treatment options and available resources. With May being Arthritis Awareness Month, Great Care joins the Arthritis Foundation in providing much-needed info and valuable resources for those affected by the diagnosis […]