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,” […]

Become a Champion for Alzheimer’s Research

More than 3 million cases of Alzheimer’s are diagnosed in the U.S. per year. So it’s quite possible you’ve been personally impacted by this devastating disease that Great Care works so compassionately to combat. If your experience with Alzheimer’s has motivated you to a calling of advocating for patients, and their families and caregivers, the […]

Manage Stress with Awareness in Spring

April is Stress Awareness Month, a time when Great Care helps in the mission to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for today’s modern stress epidemic. Oxford Dictionaries defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” With stressers ranging from rising healthcare costs to […]

January is National Sunday Supper Month

Great Care has fond memories of supper with the family on Sundays, a time to regroup and revisit with loved ones. Luckily there’s a National Sunday Supper Day, observed annually on the second Sunday in January, to bring back the traditions of Sunday supper. “These days families are busy with after-school activities, jobs and homework,” says […]

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, a time when Great Care shines the light on the 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in the U.S. In support of this most-important cause, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people to “Go Purple with a Purpose,” wearing and displaying the organization’s signature color. And honor Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month by […]

Medicare Open Enrollment Runs Through Dec. 7

Oct. 15 officially marked Open Enrollment for Medicare for 2018 coverage. Great Care reminds enrollees to carefully review plan information sent by their providers, as the Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 Open Enrollment period covers any possible changes. “Or, you may decide you’re happy with the plan you have now,” says Medicare.gov. “If that’s the […]

Breast Cancer Awareness: How You Can Help

Great Care recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness in October, focusing on early detection and increased awareness to help save lives. “Thanks to earlier detection – through screening and increased awareness — and better treatments, a woman’s risk of dying of breast dropped 38 percent between the late 1980s and 2014, translating into 297,300 fewer breast cancer […]

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

In September, Great Care joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recognizing National Cholesterol Education Month. The CDC recognizes the month as a good time to have blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. Especially for seniors. “National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to learn […]

Training Helps Prepare for Natural Disasters

In the wake of recent emergencies and natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Great Care heeds the advice of the American Heart Association: Be prepared. The American Heart Association News reminds us that in times of emergency, assistance from first responders and health professionals is often delayed. Systems are bombarded with requests for help. […]

Staying Hydrated for Seniors This Summer

Staying hydrated is vital for seniors in the summer months, and Great Care has some important facts to share as the temperatures rise. According to Harvard Medical School, older adults often don’t get enough fluids and risk becoming dehydrated, especially during summer when it’s hotter and people perspire more. “Older people don’t sense thirst as much as […]