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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Elevated Flu Cases Have Seniors on Alert

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated information on the nation’s “high severe” flu season, which is in its 10th consecutive week of elevated levels. Great Care is taking special precaution to ensure everyone is educated on the update. In a special flu briefing Friday, CDC experts said the season — the worst since […]

Medicare Open Enrollment Runs Through Dec. 7

Oct. 15 officially marked Open Enrollment for Medicare for 2018 coverage. Great Care reminds enrollees to carefully review plan information sent by their providers, as the Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 Open Enrollment period covers any possible changes. “Or, you may decide you’re happy with the plan you have now,” says Medicare.gov. “If that’s the […]

September is National Cholesterol Education Month

In September, Great Care joins the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in recognizing National Cholesterol Education Month. The CDC recognizes the month as a good time to have blood cholesterol checked and take steps to lower it if it is high. Especially for seniors. “National Cholesterol Education Month is also a good time to learn […]

Fresh, Sweet Corn is Ripe for the Eating

Great Care loves this season, when corn is fresh and readily available at farmer’s markets and produce stands. According to WebMD, “Corn is nutritious, providing fiber, which aids in digestion, plus folate, thiamin, phosphorus, vitamin C, and magnesium (about 10% of the daily value for each).” The World’s Healthiest Foods website reminds us that sweet […]

Staying Hydrated for Seniors This Summer

Staying hydrated is vital for seniors in the summer months, and Great Care has some important facts to share as the temperatures rise. According to Harvard Medical School, older adults often don’t get enough fluids and risk becoming dehydrated, especially during summer when it’s hotter and people perspire more. “Older people don’t sense thirst as much as […]