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 […]

American Heart Association: Healthy Arteries Possible with Aging

Great Care is happy to share a recent report from the American Heart Association’s journal “Hypertension” showing that healthy arteries may be possible with aging. “High blood pressure and increased blood vessel stiffness are often considered common parts of aging,” says the AHA. “Having healthy arteries into one’s 70s and beyond is challenging and depends […]

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness in May

May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and Great Care is taking the time to acknowledge the importance of proper skin health. “At Great Care, we know the facts and we want our family of caregivers and those receiving elder care with us to take precautions when necessary,” says Great Care CEO and founder […]

Get Better Sleep this Season

Great Care knows the positive role sleeping well has on our health, especially as we age. In May, Better Sleep Month raises awareness about the benefits of better sleep. And how poor sleep can disrupt our lives. “As with diet and exercise, sleep is crucial to our physical, emotional and mental health,” says the Better Sleep […]

Skip the Diet Drinks to Avoid the Risks

Skip the diet drinks and opt for water — that’s the message the American Heart Association is relaying in its Stroke Journal Report, and Great Care is taking note. A recent study showed that drinking diet drinks has a possible association with stroke and dementia. However, current science suggests need for more research, says the […]

Defeat Diabetes with Healthy Veggie Recipes

Spring means Defeat Diabetes Month, and Great Care loves that the Defeat Diabetes Foundation offers free tools, nutrition tips, healthy recipes and more to help improve well being in April. From Try a New Veggie Friday and Visit a Farmer’s Market to Family Fitness Tips and Meatless Mondays, the Foundation’s April calendar is chock-full of valuable info […]

Great Care Celebrates National Donate Life Month

In April, Great Care joins Donate Life America in celebrating National Donate Life Month. And for good reason. According to Donate Life, one organ, eye and tissue donor can save and heal more than 75 lives. A single cornea donation could restore sight to two people. A donation of organs could save up to eight […]