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 […]

Healthy Aging: Stay Active, Eat Right, Feel Better

Protecting your health as you grow older is one message the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ National Institute on Aging wants people to remember as the population ages. Great Care is a proponent of encouraging seniors to lead a healthy lifestyle. The National Institute on Aging reminds seniors that they can take steps to stay […]

Springtime is the Right Time to Care for You

Spring has officially arrived, and Great Care believes this season of renewal is an ideal time for caregivers to take moments of respite and rejuvenation. The National Institute on Aging recognizes that deep commitment and the selfless nurturing that caregivers bring to their important role. And the NIH reminds caregivers that taking care of oneself is […]

Hypothermia and Older Adults

Great Care knows the importance in our seniors and caregivers staying safe in cold weather. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health, older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia because their body’s response to cold can be diminished by underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, some medicines including […]

Parenting a Parent: Balancing Exercise and Caregiving

Exercising is an important way for caregivers to maintain a healthy weight, as well as prevent certain health conditions including heart disease, osteoporosis, and adult-onset diabetes. Juggling the responsibilities of caregiving, however, can be a challenging balancing act. Especially when caregivers must remember their own well being along the way. The National Institute on Aging says […]