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 […]

Healthy Spring Dishes for Easter

Easter dinner brings Great Care family members of all ages together to celebrate each spring. Many guests have special diets, and sometimes it can be a challenge to find Easter cuisine that tastes as good as it looks. We’ve found a sampling of dishes to make everyone happy at lunch, brunch and dinner time this […]

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Each March, the Prevent Cancer Foundation shares information important to Great Care caregivers, patients and partners regarding colorectal cancer prevention. As the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in both men and women and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., colorectal cancer is widespread. This year, the the Prevent Cancer Foundation reports […]

Springtime is the Right Time to Care for You

Spring has officially arrived, and Great Care believes this season of renewal is an ideal time for caregivers to take moments of respite and rejuvenation. The National Institute on Aging recognizes that deep commitment and the selfless nurturing that caregivers bring to their important role. And the NIH reminds caregivers that taking care of oneself is […]

Great Care Promotes National Nutrition Month

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month in March, and Great Care supports making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. “Evidence shows that making dietary and lifestyle changes can prevent diseases before they occur,” says registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokesperson Angel Planells. […]

Scams Targeting Seniors on the Rise

Great Care takes a vested interest in the trend of scams targeting seniors. The Senate Aging Committee recently announced the top scams from 2016 to warn the unsuspecting of danger. According to the Committe, the number of calls to its Fraud Hotline more than doubled in 2016, a sign efforts have increased awareness of schemes targeting older […]

Parenting a Parent: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

Patience. It’s a virtue that Great Care caregivers use every day. By definition, patience means, “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” Those charged with the role of caregiver utilize patience in everything they do, especially when caring for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Caregivers also utilize […]

Heart News Study Highlights Mediterranean Diet

At Great Care, we know antioxidants are key to helping our caregivers, and those we care for, lead heart-healthy lifestyles. And with February being American Heart Month, it’s only natural the American Heart Association has released new data this month showing diets rich in antioxidants found in whole grains, olives, olive oil, vegetables and nuts may boost […]

Million Hearts Sparks Chats About Heart Disease

Great Care loves that February is the month of love. And so does the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Throughout the month, the CDC is encouraging younger adults to talk with aging loved ones about their heart health and share prevention messages socially through the Million Hearts campaign. “We believe young adults have the power […]