Avoid Dehydration as the Seasons Change

Dehydration may not be the first thought that crosses the mind when welcoming autumn. But surprisingly, Great Care has learned that the fall months can be a common time for people to become dehydrated, especially in the senior population. “Dehydration in older adults is common; sometimes this occurs because they drink less water so that they […]

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 […]

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 […]

Celebrate Autumn with Healthy Comfort Food

Sure, pumpkin spice is nice for fall-themed food and drink, but at Great Care we also think a healthy variety of comfort fruits and veggies is the way to go this autumn. Especially since these nutritious and delicious autumn produce favorites are in this harvest season: Apples Beets Brussels sprouts and cabbage Cranberries Persimmons Pomegranates […]

Diabetes Supplies Shipped to Houston and Surrounding Communities

Great Care has been closely monitoring the devastation that Houston, Texas, and its surrounding communities have suffered in the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s landfall and subsequent flooding. Especially the concerning news involving the elderly and those in compromising health situations. We were relieved to hear late-breaking news from the American Diabetes Association that an additional 3,000 pounds of […]

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 […]

Heart-healthy Summer Salads

The beauty of summer is that Great Care takes advantage of all the in-season fruits and vegetables that make salads taste so fresh. And the beauty of summer salads are that they’re healthy for the heart. For proper heart health, WebMD suggests eating salads to to consume “smart fats.” “Eating a little good fat (like […]

Healthy Spring Dishes for Easter

Easter dinner brings Great Care family members of all ages together to celebrate each spring. Many guests have special diets, and sometimes it can be a challenge to find Easter cuisine that tastes as good as it looks. We’ve found a sampling of dishes to make everyone happy at lunch, brunch and dinner time this […]

Great Pumpkin Recipes for Seniors

Whether decorated for the holidays or baked in a scrumptious pie, pumpkin is a favorite during fall. Great Care loves that the orange-hued squash is a superfood that’s perfect as a key ingredient in healthy fall recipes. Mashed, raw pumpkin can be used in a variety of healthy recipes, as it is high in fiber […]

Apples, Autumn Pair Up for Healthy Senior Recipes

Autumn and apples go together like Thanksgiving and pie, and this year Great Care‘s apple lovers are in luck. The U.S. Apple Association (USApple), which represents the American apple industry from growers to juice makers, forecasts a stronger-than-average harvest this season. “Apple season begins in August and continues into the early months of 2017, and […]