Manage Stress with Awareness This 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 […]

Healthy Shopping Helps the Heart

Great Care knows the spring season is a great time to embrace a heart-healthy lifestyle, especially focusing on fresh produce from the grocery store or local farmer’s markets. The American Heart Association reminds us all that eating healthy starts with shopping healthy. “Eating right — what you put in your mouth — starts with what you put […]

Be a Kidney Health Champion in March

Each March, Great Care joins in observing National Kidney Month to help people become a kidney health champion any time of the year. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD) says people can start by being role models for healthy living. ”Help protect your family from kidney disease and its causes — diabetes and […]

Parenting a Parent: Filing Taxes for Elderly Parents

Tax season is upon us, and Great Care is here to provide some helpful pointers for those caregivers who may be helping their parents file before the April 17, 2018, deadline. The first question many in the elderly population and their caregivers may ask is, “When do seniors on Social Security stop filing taxes?” According […]

February a Reminder to Pursue a Heart-healthy Life

With February being American Heart Month, Great Care is sharing the American Heart Association’s message that it’s easy to learn about heart health and how to improve it. Through the newly development of “Life’s Simple 7” program, the AHA is illustrating how seven simple behaviors and factors have been scientifically proven to show the biggest impact on […]

Elevated Flu Cases Have Seniors on Alert

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated information on the nation’s “high severe” flu season, which is in its 10th consecutive week of elevated levels. Great Care is taking special precaution to ensure everyone is educated on the update. In a special flu briefing Friday, CDC experts said the season — the worst since […]

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 […]

Tips on Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

  Great Care understands that New Year’s resolutions, when achieved, can make a big impact on peoples’ lives. Whether it’s losing weight or quitting smoking, the wish list of popular resolutions can change everything. The real challenge is keeping those resolutions for good. The American Psychological Association agrees. “When your holiday decorations are packed up […]

Pledge to be Healthy For Good This Holiday

Great Care loves the call to action the American Heart Association is encouraging, especially during the holidays, for living well. Healthy For Good is a revolutionary movement to “inspire people to create lasting change in their health and life, one small step at a time.” ”The approach is simple,” says the American Heart Association. “Eat smart. […]

Alzheimer’s Caregivers and the Holidays

Each holiday season, Great Care celebrates the joys of the season, including time spent with friends and loved ones. These moments are especially important for those we care for who may have Alzheimer’s. The holidays can present bittersweet challenges while playing host to the making of cherished memories for families and caregivers, says Julie Sullivan, Founder […]