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 […]

Healthy Snacks for Back-to-School

Great Care Home Health knows the importance of teaching kids at a young age to eat healthy. And with students already heading back to class, there’s no better time than now to treat the kids and grandkids to healthy snacks after school. Trail Mix 2.0 You’re never too young to practice heart-healthy lifestyles — such as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]