Psoriasis Action Month: ‘Set Goals, Take Control’

The National Psoriasis Foundation increases awareness about psoriatic disease in August, and Great Care joins in encouraging an active role in treating it. “With tremendous advancements in the number of treatment options available today for people living with psoriasis, now more than ever, it’s easier to treat psoriasis and the results can be life-changing,” says the […]

Save the Date: Indy Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Great Care encourages Hoosiers to take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s this fall by joining in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Indianapolis. All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s, taking place this year in Indy on Saturday, Sept. 30, further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association, […]

Healthy, Garden-Fresh Cucumbers for Summer

Great Care loves that cucumbers are in-season and nearly synonymous with summer, with many options to prepare them for healthy recipes. And, they’re great for the skin and tired eyes, too. “A cucumber is more than 95% water,” says WebMD. “A half-cup of sliced cucumbers has 8 calories and more than 10% of the recommended […]

Great Care Celebrates Social Wellness Awareness

These days, the words “social network” makes the Great Care caregiving team think of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, etc. So when we heard July is Social Wellness Awareness Month, and that social support is now more important than ever, we took special note. “Social wellness means nurturing yourself and your relationships,” says the University of Minnesota’s Center […]

Parenting a Parent: Long-distance Caregiving

In helping families with caregiving separated by the miles, Great Care looks to the Alzheimer’s Association for tips. The nonprofit offers guidance in navigating today’s fast-paced world while caregiving, as many families are geographically spread apart. “We are not always able to provide the hands-on care we would like,” the Association says. “While living at […]

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 […]

Fruit Makes for Fresh, Healthy Summer Desserts

When Great Care thinks of healthy summer treats, fresh fruit plays a major starring role in the season’s biggest recipe blockbusters. From homemade cherry sherbert and naturally sweet apple butter-carrot cake muffins to grilled peaches with light cream and colorful frozen yogurt bark, the summer options abound. Especially when eating heart-healthy fruits that can literally save […]

Safety First in the Summertime

When it comes to preventing injuries in the summertime, Great Care enlists the old adage, “Safety first!” “Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44,” says the National Safety Council. “But there are many things people […]

Focus on Cataract Awareness in the Summer Months

Great Care is a proponent of proper eye health, especially in the aging years. In June, we recognize Cataract Awareness Month in earnest. “Research shows cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S.,” says Great Care founder and CEO Julie Sullivan. “Treatment is crucial. When left in treated, cataracts can lead to […]

Heart-healthy Summer Salads

The beauty of summer is that Great Care takes advantage of all the in-season fruits and vegetables that make salads taste so fresh. And the beauty of summer salads are that they’re healthy for the heart. For proper heart health, WebMD suggests eating salads to to consume “smart fats.” “Eating a little good fat (like […]