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 […]

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 […]

Ways to Start the New Year Fresh for Caregivers

Each and every new year, Great Care takes the opportunity to think about goals and resolutions that will help caregivers reach their fullest potential. In-home caregiving is an emotional experience, and approaching it with positivity, patience, and problem-solving solutions can make a difference in navigating each new day. Pat Riley once said, “If you have a positive […]

Parenting a Parent: Caregiver Resources

As the need for caregivers increases in today’s aging society, Great Care understands the demand for resources to help them cope with this all-important, much-needed role. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months. Of course that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Save the Date: Indy Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Great Care encourages Hoosiers to take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s this fall by joining in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Indianapolis. All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s, taking place this year in Indy on Saturday, Sept. 30, further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association, […]

Parenting a Parent: Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care

Patience. It’s a virtue that Great Care caregivers use every day. By definition, patience means, “the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” Those charged with the role of caregiver utilize patience in everything they do, especially when caring for patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Caregivers also utilize […]