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) […]

Fall Reminds Us to Help Prevent Falls in Seniors

As we embrace the autumn months, we at Great Care know first-hand the importance of preparing seniors for colder weather — especially preventing falls. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that each year, more than one in four older adults aged 65 and older will fall. Among older Americans, falls are the number […]

Avoid Dehydration as the Seasons Change

Dehydration may not be the first thought that crosses the mind when welcoming autumn. But surprisingly, Great Care has learned that the fall months can be a common time for people to become dehydrated, especially in the senior population. “Dehydration in older adults is common; sometimes this occurs because they drink less water so that they […]

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 […]

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. […]

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

After a long month of rain and severe weather in Indiana, the summer sun is making its hot return. Great Care knows the summer heat can be fun for playing in the pool or getting active on the court, but when it comes to seniors, watching the weather is important. “When the temperature climbs above 90°F, […]

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 […]