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 […]

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, a time when Great Care shines the light on the 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in the U.S. In support of this most-important cause, the Alzheimer’s Association encourages people to “Go Purple with a Purpose,” wearing and displaying the organization’s signature color. And honor Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness and Caregivers Month by […]

Prepare Early to Winterize Your Car

As the temperatures start to dip, the brisk fall weather is a perfect reminder it’s never too early to winterize cars. Managing a team of caregivers on the go making daily home visits, Julie Sullivan, Great Care founder and CEO, knows the importance of this vital seasonal task. “Winter can make it tough to get around, […]

Apples Make Autumn Even Better

Great Care looks forward to autumn every year, when the crisp, fresh apples of fall are picked at the orchard or purchased at the farmer’s market. Apples have many health benefits, according to organicfacts.net. They include prevention of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, heart disorders, stomach disorders, gallstones, constipation, liver disorders, anemia, and diabetes. “They also lower your […]

Medicare Open Enrollment Runs Through Dec. 7

Oct. 15 officially marked Open Enrollment for Medicare for 2018 coverage. Great Care reminds enrollees to carefully review plan information sent by their providers, as the Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 Open Enrollment period covers any possible changes. “Or, you may decide you’re happy with the plan you have now,” says Medicare.gov. “If that’s the […]

Healthy Aging: Stay Active, Eat Right, Feel Better

Protecting your health as you grow older is one message the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ National Institute on Aging wants people to remember as the population ages. Great Care is a proponent of encouraging seniors to lead a healthy lifestyle. The National Institute on Aging reminds seniors that they can take steps to stay […]

Breast Cancer Awareness: How You Can Help

Great Care recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness in October, focusing on early detection and increased awareness to help save lives. “Thanks to earlier detection – through screening and increased awareness — and better treatments, a woman’s risk of dying of breast dropped 38 percent between the late 1980s and 2014, translating into 297,300 fewer breast cancer […]

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

In September, Great Care joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recognizing National Cholesterol Education Month. The CDC recognizes the month as a good time to have blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. Especially for seniors. “National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to learn […]

Honey Makes for Sweet and Healthy Recipes

Honey does a world of good, and Great Care is happy to share highlights of this truly all-natural food. Each September, the National Honey Board recognizes the importance of honey bees and the benefits of honey through National Honey Month. “Why September?” asks the National Honey Board. “Simply, it is the month when the majority of honey […]

Training Helps Prepare for Natural Disasters

In the wake of recent emergencies and natural disasters such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Great Care heeds the advice of the American Heart Association: Be prepared. The American Heart Association News reminds us that in times of emergency, assistance from first responders and health professionals is often delayed. Systems are bombarded with requests for help. […]