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 […]

Fall Car Care for Caregivers

As the seasons change and cooler weather starts to move in, Great Care knows the importance of sharing practical vehicle maintenance tips. Especially for our caregivers. “October is Fall Car Care Month, which is the perfect time to make sure your vehicle is up to date on servicing, including oil changes, wiper blade replacement, brake […]

Women’s Health and Ovarian Cancer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and Great Care takes special time to help build awareness around this heartbreaking women’s health issue. It is estimated that ovarian cancer will be the cause of approximately 14,070 deaths in the U.S. this year alone. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be approximately 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer […]

Parenting a Parent: Caregiver Resources

As the need for caregivers increases in today’s aging society, Great Care understands the demand for resources to help them cope with this all-important, much-needed role. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months. Of course that […]

Practice Self-Care and Wellness This Fall

August is National Wellness Month, when Great Care encourages self-care with an emphasis on a healthy lifestyle. For caregivers, these are important steps to help manage stress and boost happiness. “Whether you challenge yourself to a new yoga pose or try a different spa treatment, make a small change and impact your health in positive ways,” […]

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 […]

Spousal Caregiving Can Take Its Toll

At Great Care, we’re continually staying informed on the topic of caregiving. Recently, we learned of a new study that examined the effects of caregiving intensity and caregivers’ functional health over time among spouses who are also the primary caregivers. The National Institute on Aging estimates approximately 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for an older […]

Safe Summer Travel Tips for Seniors

Summer is the time to relax and get away. So if your schedule allows and travel restrictions are at a minimum, enjoy a vacation with these tips Great Care has researched while keeping seniors in mind. The first tips come from TV’s Samantha Brown, a globe-trotter who has visited 220 cities in 49 countries, and […]

Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness in June

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, and Great Care is helping educate others on the disease that accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, most people with Alzeheimer’s disease, a progressive form of dementia, are diagnosed after age 65. If diagnosed before 65, the disease is generally referred to as early […]

Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

Each year, Great Care anticipates the fun months of summer. Dips in the pool, slices of watermelon, and mason jars of lemonade are just a few of our favorite summer things. Staying cool and hydrated are two of the most important reminders for seniors in the summer. In fact, the Alzheimer’s Association suggests avoiding heat-related stress […]