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 […]

Treat Mom to Mother’s Day Brunch

Great Care loves Mom. She brings us the greatest gift of all, the amazing gift of life. So why not go above and beyond to bring her the joy she so most certainly deserves? Brunch! Trending in popularity these days, brunch is that beautiful combination of breakfast and lunch that has become a staple in […]

Keep Pets Safe This Spring

Great Care knows how important pets are to families, and spring is a great time to keep our furry family members safe in the new season. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers many suggestions for safety in the spring, including a tip many may not know — until it could […]

Manage Stress with Awareness in 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 […]