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 […]

Plant-based Diets Boost Heart Health

Mom was right. Eating all your veggies does help you grow up to be strong — specifically in beating the odds against heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association, diets higher in plant foods and lower in animal-based foods are linked to better heart heath. New research published in the […]

The Importance of Psoriasis Awareness

Each summer, the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) recognizes Psoriasis Action Month. Great Care in-home care services joins in the health awareness campaign as a time to educate the public and dispel myths associated with the chronic autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis. […]

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 […]

Safety First in Severe Emergency Weather

Thunderstorms, lightning, hail, flooding, tornadoes … All severe weather that has had the Hoosier state on edge this spring. Great Care in-home care services is especially concerned for our senior population during severe weather, as safety and mobility can be compromised in many situations. According to the Department of Homeland Security, lightning is a leading cause of […]

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, […]

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. […]

Spring Into National Nutrition Month

Each March, Great Care in-home care services joins the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to celebrate National Nutrition Month. The annual campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. “At Great Care, we encourage healthy diets and lifestyles as an important part of the aging process,” […]

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 […]

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 […]