Fall Reminds Us to Help Prevent Falls in Seniors

As we embrace the autumn months, we at Great Care know first-hand the importance of preparing seniors for colder weather — especially preventing falls. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that each year, more than one in four older adults aged 65 and older will fall. Among older Americans, falls are the number […]

Avoid Dehydration as the Seasons Change

Dehydration may not be the first thought that crosses the mind when welcoming autumn. But surprisingly, Great Care has learned that the fall months can be a common time for people to become dehydrated, especially in the senior population. “Dehydration in older adults is common; sometimes this occurs because they drink less water so that they […]

Plant-based Diets Boost Heart Health

Mom was right. Eating all your veggies does help you grow up to be strong — specifically in beating the odds against heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association, diets higher in plant foods and lower in animal-based foods are linked to better heart heath. New research published in the […]

Healthy Snacks for Back-to-School

Great Care Home Health knows the importance of teaching kids at a young age to eat healthy. And with students already heading back to class, there’s no better time than now to treat the kids and grandkids to healthy snacks after school. Trail Mix 2.0 You’re never too young to practice heart-healthy lifestyles — such as […]

The Importance of Psoriasis Awareness

Each summer, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) recognizes Psoriasis Action Month. Great Care in-home care services joins in the health awareness campaign as a time to educate the public and dispel myths associated with the chronic autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis. […]

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

After a long month of rain and severe weather in Indiana, the summer sun is making its hot return. Great Care knows the summer heat can be fun for playing in the pool or getting active on the court, but when it comes to seniors, watching the weather is important. “When the temperature climbs above 90°F, […]

Go Purple in June for Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Every June, Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month turns the world purple to promote awareness and education about Alzheimer’s and dementia. As a leader in in-home care services, Great Care joins in the conversation about the brain to share statistics showing Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are a major public health issue. “Everyone who has a brain is at […]

Safety First in Severe Emergency Weather

Thunderstorms, lightning, hail, flooding, tornadoes … All severe weather that has had the Hoosier state on edge this spring. Great Care in-home care services is especially concerned for our senior population during severe weather, as safety and mobility can be compromised in many situations. According to the Department of Homeland Security, lightning is a leading cause of […]

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

Anyone who experiences the symptoms of arthritis — joint pain, stiffness, swelling, fatigue, limited range of motion, etc. — knows the need for additional research, treatment options and available resources. With May being Arthritis Awareness Month, Great Care joins the Arthritis Foundation in providing much-needed info and valuable resources for those affected by the diagnosis […]

Parenting a Parent: Less Stress is Best

At Great Care, we all know stress can get the best of us — specifically when it causes adverse health issues. This can be especially true for seniors and caregivers. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), stress can affect our mental and physical health in so many ways. “Long-term activation of your body’s stress response system, […]