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, […]

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 […]

Avoiding Hypothermia for Seniors in Frigid Weather

Recently, the midwest has seen brutally cold, record-low temperatures and dangerous winter weather that has resulted in school and business closings, chill warnings, and, unfortunately, multiple fatalities. At Great Care, we’re especially aware of the dangers these historical polar vortex conditions present, especially when it comes to our seniors and caregivers braving the elements to help […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Treat Mom to Mother’s Day Brunch

Great Care loves Mom. She brings us the greatest gift of all, the amazing gift of life. So why not go above and beyond to bring her the joy she so most certainly deserves? Brunch! Trending in popularity these days, brunch is that beautiful combination of breakfast and lunch that has become a staple in […]