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, […]

April is National Donate Life Month

Each April, Donate Life America observes National Donate Life Month by encouraging Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors. Great Care celebrates those who have saved lives through the gift of donation, and joins in sharing awareness of important local, regional and national activities this month. This year, the National Donate Life Month 2019 […]

Quitting Smoking Can Change Your Life

Great Care knows that the benefits of quitting smoking are wide-ranging, from lowering cancer risk and boosting immune systems to building strong bones and muscles and preventing emphysema. Even Disney has made its dedication to healthy families clear here in the U.S. by banning smoking and vaping from its parks in California and Florida starting May 1. […]

Keep Your Blood Pressure In Check

It’s a fact that high blood pressure is a common cause of heart disease and stroke. Nearly half of American adults have high numbers. Great Care knows how important it is to check your blood pressure, especially as we age. A quick check at a doctor’s office, the pharmacy, or at home could literally save a life. […]

Random Acts of Kindness for Seniors

In February, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Week to inspire everyone to practice and spread kindness in their own lives. At Great Care, we encourage everyone to take a special focus on being kind to senior citizens, who could specifically benefit greatly by the simple act of kindness. Kindness ideas from […]

Learn More About Glaucoma in January

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and Great Care in-home care services is taking the time to share the symptoms, signs and treatments available for those diagnosed. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness, and seniors are at a higher risk as they age. “Glaucoma can cause blindness if it is left untreated,” says the […]

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 […]

Holiday Dishes to Boost Your Memory

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, there are four food types that boost memory: Vegetables, berries, omega-3 fatty acids, and walnuts. And since it’s the holidays, elder care services provider Great Care thought it would be the perfect time to share healthy recipes to nurture brain health. “The best menu for boosting memory and […]

Overcoming Senior Loneliness During the Holidays

As an in-home care services provider, Great Care understands the needs of seniors as the holidays get underway. Not only are there physical demands associated with adapting to the cold and ice, as well as winter health concerns. There’s also an emotional element to the holidays that can leave seniors feeling sad and lonely. “Some older […]

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Caregiving Help

At Great Care, we understand caregiving is one of the most important, and often toughest, jobs in the world. That’s one of the reasons our Care Compass customized services are so crucial to each and every family transitioning to in-home care for loved ones. “It’s a huge change in life, especially as parenting a parent becomes […]