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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…