Benefit Of Occupational Therapy For Mental Health

Independence gives satisfaction. But for millions of older adults, living on their own is becoming increasingly difficult. Less movement, constant pain, or a degenerative illness can make it hard for older adults to take care of themselves. And a person’s mental health is affected when their independence is in danger. The World Health Organization says…

A Resource Guide for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or any other degenerative disease, it means they will require constant home care. At such a point, life gets more challenging and can take a toll on the caregivers’ emotions and finances. Being an Alzheimer’s caregiver is a herculean task that should be carried out…

7 Myths About Older Adults Falls

Falls are a leading cause of injury and death among older adults, with one in four people over the age of 65 experiencing a fall each year. While falls are often thought of as an inevitable part of aging, there are many myths surrounding falls that can prevent older adults from taking steps to prevent…

Caregiving: Help Your Loved One Eat Well

Eating a healthy diet is essential at any age, as it can help to support overall health and well-being. However, making healthy food choices can be challenging for a variety of reasons. The tips we’ve provided below are intended to be easy additions to your current diet. No matter if you’re short on time or…

Dementia Care: Tips For Better Communication

It can be a challenge to communicate with a loved one who suffers from dementia. They may have trouble understanding you or may get frustrated not being able to communicate clearly. At EQC Occupational Therapy, we’re providing tips to ease the frustration of communicating with your loved one. Know What to Expect It’s important to…

What Are The Benefits of In-Home Care?

While the concept of in-home care is centuries old, many people still feel unsure about hiring caregivers to offer assistance and support to their loved ones. However, for a family to carry the complete responsibility of being a caregiver can be overwhelming. At EQC Home Care, we can help your loved one at any age…

5 Benefits of Occupational Therapy For the Elderly

If your elderly loved one is struggling to live at home comfortably and safely, in-home occupational therapy can help provide much needed relief and guidance. Discover a few of the many benefits below. Reduce the Struggles of Everyday Activities An occupational therapist can provide tools and training to help seniors age with dignity.  Many seniors…

How to Determine if Your Loved One Needs a Caregiver

Caregivers can provide relief and comfort to individuals and their loved ones. If you’re wondering when your loved one will need a caregiver, here are a few signs you should be aware of. Health Issues Managing the health of an individual is best left for professionals. Caregivers are trained to be observant of issues that…

National Caregivers Day

Today is National Caregiver Day. This day honors caregivers who grace the world with their dedication to service and selfless nature. At EQC home care, we understand how important caregivers are. Caregivers care for those who are unable to care for themselves. There are more than 43 million unpaid caregivers in the United States. Did…

Build Your Caregiving Team

Caregiving can become exhausting and stressful. Since in-home care requires you to offer physical and mental support while helping with household chores, you may get overwhelmed with responsibilities. We recommend creating a team that can support you and your loved one and can take care of specific responsibilities. We recommend creating three teams: a medical…

Caregiving During the Holidays

Caregiving is challenging any time of the year and requires patience, time, and energy. Professional caregivers or individuals who protect and support their families need to take a different approach during the holidays. Taking care of yourself is essential to prevent burnout while working to provide the best care. Here are more tips and tricks…

Medication Management Tips

Medication management is the process of overseeing the medications prescribed for a patient to ensure they are taken properly for the most beneficial outcomes. The process includes initial and ongoing medication review to address: safety concerns adherence concerns avoidance/reduction of adverse drug events and interactions continual patient education (as well as their caregivers) To ensure…

The Role of Pediatric Nurse

What Does a Pediatric Private Duty Nurse Do? A pediatric private duty nurse is a skilled provider of nursing care for young children below the age of 21. Pediatric private duty nurses are responsible for the care of a wide variety of needs for medically fragile newborns, toddlers, school-age children, and teenagers. And because they…

In-Home Care vs. Home Health Care – What’s the Difference?

If you’re choosing healthcare options for yourself or your loved ones, you may have heard about several terms related to care options available to you. Two of the most common terms are “in-home care” and “home health care”. For those new to these terms, they sound similar, right? The truth is that there are distinctions…

EQC Home Care – 2021 Resolutions For Caregivers

The challenge of caring for a loved one can be frustrating. It can be difficult to manage many things for someone, plus it is tough to ensure a loved one’s quality of life will stay intact. Caregivers should take a closer look at what they plan on doing in 2021 when keeping their family members…

Helpful Tips For Dealing With the Holiday Blues

It is easy for people to feel overwhelmed during the holiday season, especially if you cannot be there with your friends and family members. Covid-19 has compounded this issue and made dealing with holiday blues even more difficult. Seniors and other homebound individuals might become depressed during the holidays, especially if they cannot be with…

Types of In-Home Caregiving Services

Caregiving services allow you to live in the comfort of your home and still receive the care and support you need. For anyone who’s medically fragile or is dealing with physical or mental disabilities, we can help. Everyone is unique and so are their needs. That’s why we ask to have an in-depth conversation with…

Tips for Choosing a Caregiver

In-home caregivers play a vital role in the well-being of our elders dealing with different diseases. As time passes by, some elders require extra special attention and care that many of us can’t give them due to our busy schedules. We don’t realize how carefully we need to choose an in-home caregiver for our parents…

Care Giving for Medically Fragile Kids

Pediatric Home Health Care Services Pediatric home health care services help children cope with illness or disability. They also help the patient’s family by giving them a sense of support. Pediatric home care services must be tailored for each child to provide the level of service that is appropriate for their situation. Usually, these children…

Traits to Look for in a Caregiver

Choosing a caregiver is no easy task. Your loved one deserves the best care possible. A caregiver needs to do more than provide physical assistance. An exceptional caregiver will provide support, hope and kindness while fostering a strong bond with your loved one. Every patient has unique needs but some traits are universally important for…

Respite Care Services

Caregiving is a demanding job. Take time for yourself to run errands, relax or go on vacation. No matter how much you love caregiving, everyone needs a break. You need time outside of your caregiving duties to relax, recharge, engage in social interactions and gain new perspectives. That’s where our team comes in. Essential Quality…

Post-Quarantine Guidance

As stay at home orders lift at various phases across the country, it can be difficult to know what is best for your elderly or immune-compromised loved one. On one hand, safety comes first but on the other, loneliness and depression can be exacerbated by staying in quarantine. Every person has their own complex medical…

Home Care for All Ages

While many home care agencies specialize in care for seniors, our staff of caregivers and nurses are also trained to work with infants, children and adults. We can all use a helping hand from time to time regardless of age. The Essential Quality Care team can create a unique care plan for you. Keep reading…

Medication & Pharmacist Management, Consulting and more

Taking medications as prescribed is critical. A growing medication list can become overwhelming quickly. You not only have to remember when and how much medication to take but it’s also important to keep track of refills, possible drug interactions and more. Instead of a rushed consultation at a big chain pharmacy, EQC home care has…

COVID-19 – Our Proactive Measures

With the current spread of COVID-19, the entire Essential Quality Care team is committed to helping you stay healthy. Our team takes the following precautions with every in-home care service. You can implement them into your daily routine to protect yourself even when our care professionals aren’t around. How We Protect Ourselves (And You Can…

Limited Mobility Activities

Even though your aging loved one may not have the same dexterity that they once did, there’s still a wide variety of activities that you can enjoy with them. Take a look at the ideas below to break your routines and find inspiration. Brain Games Your loved one can enjoy Sudoku puzzles, word searches or…

5 Tips for Approaching Tough Topics with Aging Loved Ones

As the years go by, your aging loved ones may need more care than they used to. Every person has unique needs. That’s why it’s important to start talking to your aging loved ones about their future health early and often. Reversing roles with someone who has traditionally been your caregiver isn’t easy. Use the…