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 […]

Honor National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and Great Care joins the National Alliance for Caregiving in celebrating the selfless commitment of millions of Americans who care for loved ones. “This is a time to celebrate the contribution of those volunteer friends and family members who support a loved one with their health or managing a disability,” […]

Celebrate Autumn with Healthy Comfort Food

Sure, pumpkin spice is nice for fall-themed food and drink, but at Great Care we also think a healthy variety of comfort fruits and veggies is the way to go this autumn. Especially since these nutritious and delicious autumn produce favorites are in this harvest season: Apples Beets Brussels sprouts and cabbage Cranberries Persimmons Pomegranates […]

Fall Car Care for Caregivers

As the seasons change and cooler weather starts to move in, Great Care knows the importance of sharing practical vehicle maintenance tips. Especially for our caregivers. “October is Fall Car Care Month, which is the perfect time to make sure your vehicle is up to date on servicing, including oil changes, wiper blade replacement, brake […]

Women’s Health and Ovarian Cancer

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and Great Care takes special time to help build awareness around this heartbreaking women’s health issue. It is estimated that ovarian cancer will be the cause of approximately 14,070 deaths in the U.S. this year alone. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be approximately 22,240 new cases of ovarian cancer […]

Practice Self-Care and Wellness This Fall

August is National Wellness Month, when Great Care encourages self-care with an emphasis on a healthy lifestyle. For caregivers, these are important steps to help manage stress and boost happiness. “Whether you challenge yourself to a new yoga pose or try a different spa treatment, make a small change and impact your health in positive ways,” […]

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 […]