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 […]

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 […]