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Private Duty Nursing in the Comfort of Your Home

In-home nursing services, also known as private duty nursing, are essential for individuals requiring advanced medical care but who prefer to remain in the comfort of their own homes. EQC Home Care has served residents in the Portland Metro Area for over ten years, providing in-home care for people of all ages. This blog will…

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Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Seniors

Are you concerned about a parent or elderly loved one struggling to complete daily tasks on their own? Perhaps you’ve tried to help, but your strategies don’t seem to be effective. One of the most challenging aspects of aging is losing the ability to perform everyday activities that once seemed effortless. This loss can lead…

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Why Choose a Home Care Agency Over a Private Caregiver?

As more families turn to home care for its cost advantages and the increased independence it allows, they are often faced with a critical decision: Should they use a home care agency or hire a private caregiver? While different options may suit different families, home care agencies typically offer a greater guarantee of consistency and…

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The Benefits of Hiring a Senior Home Care Agency in Portland

When juggling work and family life, finding the time to care for loved ones who need assistance with day-to-day tasks can be challenging. Fortunately, senior care is more accessible today than ever before. One way to provide this essential care is by hiring an in-home caregiver from a senior home care agency in Portland, such…

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In-Home Senior Care FAQ

At EQC Home Care, we provide comprehensive, high-quality care that ensures your loved ones can stay in the comfort of their own homes. Our team of dedicated professionals, including caregivers, registered nurses, occupational therapists and in-house pharmacists are committed to delivering compassionate and nuanced care to individuals of all ages. We’ll address some frequently asked…

In-Home Care for Children and Young Adults

In-Home Care for Children and Young Adults

Choosing the right in-home care for your children or young adults can be a daunting task. At Essential Quality Care (EQC Home Care), we understand the importance of finding a care provider who not only meets your family’s needs but also exceeds your expectations. Based in the Portland Metro area, EQC Home Care has been…

What Companion Caregivers Can Do for You

What Companion Caregivers Can Do for You

As our loved ones age, maintaining an independent lifestyle becomes increasingly challenging. Essential Quality Care (EQC) in the Portland Metro Area provides a companion caregiver that allows loved ones to safely and comfortably age in place at home. In this blog, we will explore how EQC’s dedicated companion caregivers make a significant difference in enhancing…

Aging Gracefully at Home with In-Home Occupational Therapy

Aging Gracefully at Home with In-Home Occupational Therapy

As we age, the challenge often becomes how to maintain our independence and continue to enjoy life from the comfort of our own homes. This is particularly true for seniors managing chronic conditions or dealing with the intricacies of diseases like dementia. Occupational therapy, particularly through services like those provided by EQC Home Care, plays…

The Advantages of In-Home Care vs. Assisted Living Facilities

The Advantages of In-Home Care vs. Assisted Living Facilities

When it comes to making decisions about care for loved ones, the choice between in-home care and assisted living facilities can be daunting. At Essential Quality Care (EQC) Home Care, serving the Portland Metro Area for over seven years, we understand the importance of making an informed choice. In this blog, we will explore the…

5 Benefits of Choosing EQC Home Care in Portland

5 Benefits of Choosing an In-Home Care Agency

When considering the health and well-being of your loved ones, choosing the right care option is essential. In-home care, particularly from a trusted local provider like EQC Home Care in the Portland Metro Area, offers numerous advantages. Below, we explore the top five benefits of choosing an in-home care agency, which not only supports your…

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Managing Medications for Your Loved Ones

Navigating the complexities of medication management for a loved one can be daunting. It’s not just about ensuring they take their medication on time but also about understanding the interactions and side effects that come along with multiple prescriptions. At EQC Home Care, we provide comprehensive in-home care that prioritizes the health and well-being of…

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Top 5 Benefits of ABA Therapy for Holistic Development

Few developmental therapies are as widely recognized and respected as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. Essential Quality Care (EQC) Home Care, a dedicated in-home care agency in the Portland Metro area, champions ABA Therapy for individuals with autism and related developmental disorders. But what exactly makes ABA Therapy so beneficial? Let’s explore the top five…

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Private Home Care for Seniors in the Portland Metro Area

At EQC Home Care, we understand the value of independence and the comfort of home for our senior community. With over seven years of dedication to the residents of the Portland Metro Area, our locally operated in-home care agency is your ally in ensuring that your loved ones receive the compassionate and expert care they…

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Overnight In-Home Nursing for All Ages

Healthcare needs can arise at any hour, especially when managing chronic conditions or recovering from an illness or injury. At EQC Home Care, we understand that the need for medical attention doesn’t adhere to a nine-to-five schedule. That’s why our overnight in-home nursing services in the Portland Metro Area are designed to provide compassionate, skilled…

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Medication Management for Seniors

Navigating the complexities of medication management can be particularly challenging for seniors. With age, the number of prescriptions often increases, and so does the risk of medication errors and adverse drug interactions. EQC Home Care, a locally operated in-home care agency in Portland, OR, recognizes the significance of meticulous medication management for the elderly. Our…

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Private Home Care for Seniors

The golden years should be a time of comfort and dignity, and EQC Home Care in the Portland Metro area is dedicated to ensuring just that. With over 7 years of service, EQC Home Care understands that while family support is irreplaceable, sometimes the level of care required can stretch a family’s resources thin. That’s…

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Fostering Social Connections Through In-Home Care

At EQC Home Care, we understand that the well-being of our clients extends beyond physical health. Social connections are a lifeline, especially for seniors who may face increased risks of isolation. This is why our in-home care services in the Portland Metro area are designed to not only meet the physical needs of our clients…

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Navigating Overnight Caregiving with EQC Home Care

When it comes to taking care of our loved ones, there’s no such thing as “after hours.” Health needs and personal care requirements don’t adhere to a 9-to-5 schedule, which is why EQC Home Care in the Portland Metro area offers dedicated overnight caregiving services. For over seven years, our locally operated agency has been…

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Quality In-Home Care for Every Age

At EQC Home Care, we understand that the essence of in-home care extends beyond simply assisting with daily tasks—it’s about enhancing the quality of life for both our clients and their families. With over seven years of dedicated service in the Portland Metro area, Essential Quality Care has established itself as a beacon of trust…

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Expert Medication Management for Your Loved One with EQC Home Care

Navigating the complexities of medication management for a loved one can be challenging, especially when dealing with multiple prescriptions. That’s where EQC Home Care comes in, offering a compassionate, comprehensive approach to medication management in your loved one’s home in the Portland Metro area. Our expert pharmacist and registered nurses serve as dedicated advocates, ensuring…

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What to Expect During an In-Home Care Consultation

Choosing the right home care service for a loved one is a deeply personal decision, one that involves careful consideration and a desire for the highest quality of care. At EQC Home Care, we are committed to being your trusted partner, providing compassionate, high-quality, and personalized care for your family members. Here’s a closer look…

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Comprehensive In-Home Nursing: Your Ally in Personalized Care

At EQC Home Care, we understand the unique needs of each individual requiring medical attention at home. With a commitment to fostering health independence, our in-home nursing services are tailored to ensure patients of all ages in the Portland Metro area receive the highest quality care within the comfort and security of their own living…

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In-Home Occupational Therapy for Dignity in Dementia Care

At EQC Home Care, recognizing the deep impact of dementia on families guides our approach to in-home occupational therapy. Designed to support seniors in preserving their independence and dignity, our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. By maintaining comfort in familiar surroundings, we ensure a respectful, minimally intrusive approach. Our…

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Occupational Therapy Supports Senior Independence

The New Year is a time of renewed commitment to health and wellness, particularly for seniors. Essential Quality Care (EQC) Home Care, serving the Portland Metro area for over seven years, recognizes the vital role of occupational therapy in helping seniors meet their wellness resolutions. Understanding the Role of Occupational Therapy Occupational therapy is a…

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In-Home Care Services for Individuals of All Ages

In today’s healthcare landscape, in-home care has become a vital resource, offering personalized and adaptable care solutions for individuals of all ages. At Essential Quality Care (EQC) Home Care in Portland, we specialize in delivering customized care that meets the diverse needs of our clients. A Wide Range of In-Home Care Services EQC Home Care…

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Achieve Developmental Milestones with ABA Services

As we welcome the New Year, it’s a time of new beginnings and setting goals for growth and development, especially for children with autism and related developmental disorders. EQC Home Care, serving the Portland Metro area for over seven years, is dedicated to helping these children achieve significant developmental milestones through our Applied Behavior Analysis…

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What is Medication Management and Who Needs It?

Medication management is crucial to healthcare, particularly for individuals receiving in-home care. For those in the Portland Metro area, EQC Home Care has emerged as a trusted provider, delivering exceptional service for the past seven years. But why is medication management so important? Simply put, it ensures the safe and effective use of medications, reducing…

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Personalized In-Home Nursing for Any Age

In-home nursing services are revolutionizing the way families approach health care across generations. Essential Quality Care (EQC) Home Care, a trusted name in the Portland Metro area for seven years, specializes in providing personalized in-home nursing services that cater to the medical needs of people of all ages. Adapting to Diverse Health Needs Our in-home…

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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support with EQC Home Care

EQC Home Care, serving the Portland Metro area, is dedicated to supporting families who need in-home care, including those with loved ones experiencing dementia and Alzheimer’s. Our approach for the past seven years has centered on offering personalized care, emphasizing the importance of seniors staying in their own homes. This allows them to live their…

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Caring, Consistent, Comfortable In-Home Care for Every Age

At EQC Home Care, we understand how important it is for your loved one to stay in their own home, maintaining their independence. Our team is dedicated to providing warm, personalized support, ensuring they feel secure and comfortable in their familiar surroundings. Explore why EQC Home Care is the right choice for compassionate and dependable…

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Combatting Family Caregiver Burnout with EQC Home Care

Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but the relentless demands of caregiving can also lead to a debilitating condition known as caregiver burnout. This emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion stems from the constant pressure of caregiving responsibilities and can affect anyone, regardless of how resilient they may be. Family caregivers are…

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How Occupational Therapy Enriches the Lives of Seniors

When it comes to providing a high level of care for seniors, especially those who prefer to live independently, Essential Quality Care (EQC) has been a trusted name in the Portland Metro Area for over seven years. One aspect that sets EQC apart is our dedication to holistic care, which includes occupational therapy. Here’s how…

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Holiday Survival Guide for Caregivers

The holiday season, filled with festivities and family gatherings, is a busy time with many obligations. However, for caregivers, it can also mean additional stress and responsibilities. At EQC Home Care, our dedicated team of professionals understands the challenges caregivers face, especially during the holidays. This guide aims to provide valuable tips for surviving—and thriving—this…

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The Benefits of Behavior Services During the Holiday Season

The holiday season, while joyful and exciting, can present unique challenges for families with children who have Autism or related developmental disorders. Changes in routine, increased social interactions, and sensory stimuli can be overwhelming. EQC Home Care’s Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services are designed to support these individuals and their families during this festive but…

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The Importance of Medication Routines During the Holidays

The holiday season is a whirlwind of activity—dinners, gift exchanges, and family get-togethers. While these moments bring joy, they can also add stress and disrupt our routines. At EQC Home Care, we recognize the integral role of medication in maintaining your loved one’s health, which is why our dedicated pharmacist provides dedicated medication management. Why…

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A Helping Hand with EQC Home Care

The upcoming holiday season brings joy and celebrations, but it can also be a challenging time for caregivers and their loved ones. Mental health often takes a backseat amidst holiday preparations and gatherings. At EQC Home Care, we understand the unique challenges caregivers face. With our diverse and experienced team, we aim to provide empathetic…

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Navigating School Challenges

How Behavior Services Support Autistic Children with EQC Home Care Navigating the challenges of school life can be overwhelming for children with Autism and other developmental disorders. Targeted support is not just beneficial—it’s essential. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a proven approach in this regard. At EQC Home Care, a trusted in-home care provider in…

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The Importance of Accurate Medication Management

Managing medications can be a complicated task, especially for seniors or those with multiple health conditions. Accurate medication management is not just about taking a pill; it’s about optimizing therapy for better health outcomes while minimizing side effects. As a leading in-home care provider in the Portland Metro Area, Essential Quality Care (EQC) Home Care…

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Understanding the Different Types of Home Care Services

Navigating the world of home care can be overwhelming, especially when you’re confronted with a plethora of services, each claiming to offer the best care possible. At EQC Home Care, we believe that the first step toward effective caregiving is understanding what different types of home care services entail. In this blog, we’ll delve into…

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How Occupational Therapy Can Benefit Seniors

Occupational therapy services at EQC Home Care are more than just a treatment; they’re a pathway to a fulfilling life. Tailored for seniors, our services not only foster independence but also ensure the ability to live safely at home, providing peace of mind to everyone involved. What is Occupational Therapy? Contrary to popular belief, occupational…

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Behavior Services for Children with Autism: What You Need to Know

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) impacts children in various ways, affecting social interactions, communication skills, and behavior. Every child is unique, and it’s crucial to address their individual needs. EQC Home Care offers specialized behavior services for children with autism in the Portland Metro area. This blog aims to shed light on what these services encompass…

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Understanding Medication Therapy Management in Home Care

When it comes to home healthcare, many facets are crucial for the well-being of the patient. One such component is Medication Therapy Management (MTM). In today’s blog, we aim to shed light on MTM and how EQC Home Care provides this specialized service in the Portland Metro area. What is Medication Therapy Management (MTM)? Medication…

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The Vital Role of Pharmacists in Home Care

EQC Home Care, a leading provider of private home care services in the Portland Metro area, understands the critical role of pharmacists in the healthcare ecosystem. A core part of our care provision involves medication management, where pharmacists are integral. This article delves into the pivotal role of pharmacists in optimizing medication management for home…

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Preparing for Pediatric Home Care: Key Factors to Consider

At EQC Home Care, we understand the unique challenges and considerations in preparing for pediatric home care. As a premier provider of private home care services in the Portland Metro area, we are dedicated to guiding families through this critical transition. This article provides key considerations to help you prepare for your child’s home care…

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The Role of Caregivers in Occupational Therapy

At EQC Home Care, we firmly believe in the power of collaborative care. As a private in-home occupational therapy provider for older adults in the Portland Metro area, we recognize the integral role caregivers play in this therapeutic journey. This article will highlight how caregivers contribute to the efficacy of occupational therapy and how their…

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Maximize ABA Therapy with Parent Training

At EQC Home Care, we recognize parents’ fundamental role in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. As a provider of private ABA therapy services in the Portland Metro area, we understand that parental involvement in the therapeutic process is vital. This article will explore the importance of parent training in ABA therapy, providing insight into how…

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How to Choose a Home Care Agency: A Step-by-Step Guide

At EQC Home Care, we understand that choosing an home care agency can be a complex and emotional journey. Selecting the right assistance for you or your loved ones in the Portland Metro area requires careful thought and planning. We have created this guide to simplify this process, helping you make an informed and confident…

Dementia Care: Tips For Better Communication

You can often find it challenging to communicate with an individual with dementia. Since dementia causes short and long-term memory loss, a family member with dementia may not recognize you during a meeting. At other times, individual suffering from dementia may have difficulty keeping track of the conversation. They may also have issues aligning their…

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Enhancing Senior Safety with Home Improvements

At Essential Quality Care, we’re dedicated to supporting the well-being of seniors in the Portland Metro Area by creating safer, more comfortable living environments. Central to this mission is home modifications. Our occupational therapists are instrumental in this process, bringing their expertise directly to our patient’s homes to recommend safety measures, adaptive equipment, and strategies…

The Importance of Medication Management

At Essential Quality Care, we believe that effective medication management is a vital aspect of overall health, especially for individuals managing multiple medications or complex medical conditions. As a Pharmacist-owned agency providing home care services in the Portland Metro Area, we have the unique advantage of offering expert medication management as part of our comprehensive…

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Is ABA Therapy Right for Your Child?

Navigating the world of therapeutic options for your child can be challenging. At Essential Quality Care, we understand this and are committed to helping you make informed decisions. One such therapy we offer is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a proven approach widely utilized for children with developmental disorders, especially those on the autism spectrum. But is…

Managing Summer Heat: Essential Tips for Seniors

Essential Quality Care understands the unique challenges seniors face during the summer months. With rising temperatures, it’s crucial to recognize the risks and learn how to manage the heat effectively. Here, we offer some essential tips to help seniors stay safe, comfortable, and healthy during the summer heat. Stay Hydrated Dehydration is a significant risk…

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Key Benefits of Home Nursing Care

Home nursing services provide invaluable support and peace of mind when caring for your loved one. Essential Quality Care is dedicated to offering stable and compassionate care that exceeds expectations. Our team of skilled nurses is committed to providing personalized attention, fostering a deep sense of trust and well-being for your loved one. With unwavering…

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Comprehensive ABA Therapy Services

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is a scientifically validated approach often used in treating individuals with autism and other developmental conditions. As part of our wide range of services, Essential Quality Care (EQC) is proud to offer expert ABA therapy in Portland, Oregon. Understanding ABA Therapy ABA therapy is a type of therapy that improves…

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Occupational Therapy for People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease can create numerous challenges for those diagnosed, as well as their caregivers. Occupational therapy offers a unique approach to care, focusing on enhancing life quality and maintaining independence for those living with this condition. This article will explore how occupational therapy interventions can significantly benefit individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s…

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Understanding the Basics of In-Home Care

As our loved ones grow older or face health struggles, there’s nothing more heartening than knowing they can continue to live independently, safe and content in the familiarity of their own homes. In-home care is a service designed to support this need. It involves professional caregivers offering assistance and care to individuals in their homes,…

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Why Choose Essential Quality Care for Home Care?

Making the decision to bring in extra support for a loved one can be challenging. Essential Quality Care (EQC) based in Portland, OR, is here to make that choice easier. EQC not only promises superior home care services but also delivers peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are being cared for with professionalism,…

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Caregiver Burnout Recognising the Signs & Learning How to Cope

Providing care for a loved one is a rewarding endeavor, but it can also lead to physical and emotional exhaustion, often known as caregiver burnout. Recognizing the signs of this stress and finding ways to cope is crucial to maintaining both your health and the quality of care you provide. Understanding Caregiver Burnout Caregiver burnout…

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

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…