Become a Champion for Alzheimer’s Research

More than 3 million cases of Alzheimer’s are diagnosed in the U.S. per year. So it’s quite possible you’ve been personally impacted by this devastating disease that Great Care works so compassionately to combat. If your experience with Alzheimer’s has motivated you to a calling of advocating for patients, and their families and caregivers, the […]

Spousal Caregiving Can Take Its Toll

At Great Care, we’re continually staying informed on the topic of caregiving. Recently, we learned of a new study that examined the effects of caregiving intensity and caregivers’ functional health over time among spouses who are also the primary caregivers. The National Institute on Aging estimates approximately 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for an older […]

Safe Summer Travel Tips for Seniors

Summer is the time to relax and get away. So if your schedule allows and travel restrictions are at a minimum, enjoy a vacation with these tips Great Care has researched while keeping seniors in mind. The first tips come from TV’s Samantha Brown, a globe-trotter who has visited 220 cities in 49 countries, and […]

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 […]