ADHD vs Autism spectrum disorder

When your child receives an unwanted diagnosis (or is in need of medical intervention for troubling delays for the first time), it can be unnerving to say the least. You may find yourself questioning everything you’ve been told and wondering if there is another possible cause for your child’s behaviors and symptoms. While medical misdiagnoses…

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Female caregiver embracing pediatric patient

Caring for a heath-compromised loved one 24 hours per day, 7 days per week can be exhausting. Parents of Special Needs children, family members of sick elderly persons, and even an employed healthcare professional often find themselves in a place of depletion and guilt over how difficult it becomes to balance all of the demands…

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Special needs parent giving daughter a piggyback ride

If you’re a parent of a special needs child, you’re likely accustomed to receiving unhelpful platitudes about your medical, lifestyle, and child-rearing choices. Like many, you’ve probably been given unsolicited advice, asked offensive (albeit naive) questions, and offered unhelpful judgment by well-meaning friends, family members, and even strangers. If you find yourself frustrated or saddened…

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Special needs child in wheelchair outside with parent

Within the last couple of months, COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus of 2019) has become a pandemic. The United States government has addressed the concern of this disease nation-wide and asks that the population take necessary precautions to live out our day-to-day lives. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and WHO (World Health Organization) have…

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When you’re the in-home caregiver for a patient, regardless of their state, there are countless tasks that you have on your plate any given day. While some of these tasks are smaller and others are quite daunting, the one thing that you can do to ensure that your day to day schedule isn’t overwhelming is…

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Welcome back to the Evergreen Home Healthcare blog! On our blog, we cover everything you need to know about home health care. Lately, we have been focusing on pediatric home health care. If you are just looking into what it could provide your child and family, we understand that you have a lot of questions.…

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As professional caregivers, we know the joy it can provide well. There is nothing quite like seeing your patient make progress, or feeling their appreciation for all that you do. Improving someone’s quality of life is one of the best things we can do on this earth. However, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t come…

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Parenting is stressful, but when your child has medical complexities, you face unique stressors that some other parents are not familiar with. In addition to the typical struggles that parents face, you also have added concern for the health and wellbeing of your child due to their condition. For some, this can mean a high…

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If you’re reading this blog post, we are going to assume that you’ve finally made the switch to in-home health care, and we couldn’t be more excited for you! This is a switch that you will not regret, but even more so, will feel better about the longer that you are involved in it. At…

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Being the parent of a disabled child is a challenge for more than one reason, and these challenges come on a day by day basis. From the struggle of affording the care they need to the small things that your child needs to make it through the day comfortably, these stresses can be a lot…

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