1. Preparing to Leave the House With Medical Equipment

    When you have a child that has medical complexities, you are accustomed to having to carry a little bit of extra equipment with you. We aren’t even talking about that family vacation that most people complain about packing for — no, we’re talking about grocery store visits or trips to the doct…Read More

  2. Talent Trump’s Challenges Every Time

    The grass is always greener on the other side — you’ve heard this saying before, right? When things get tough, we still tend to find that our neighbors have it a little bit better. This is something that we teach our children to avoid for many reasons. Aside from the fact that this mentality can…Read More

  3. Tips for Finding the Right Pediatric Professional

    Finding the right medical professional to care for your child with medical complexities is a challenge. Not only is it difficult to figure your insurance out and find a medical facility that will provide what you need, but it’s a challenge all of its own to find an individual whose personality you…Read More

  4. Mistakes Made When Switching from Pediatric Care to Adult Care

    As the parent of a child with medical complexities, one thing that you need to account for is the transition from pediatric home health care to adult care. Though this transition seems like an easy one, there are a few common mistakes that we see made during this time that seem to complicate things …Read More

  5. Summer Camps for Children with Medical Complexities

    In our last blog post, we talked about how children with medical complexities can benefit from visiting a summer camp. Though this is very beneficial for many children, very few people know what the summer camp opportunities are. The team at Evergreen Home Health Care provides in-home care throughou…Read More

  6. How Camps Benefit Children with Medical Complexities

    Summer camps are one of the many traditions that children look forward to as temperatures get warmer and summer settles in. These camps are surrounded by mutual interests, age ranges, genders, and more — but the goal is for those attending to leave with more than they came with. The benefits that …Read More

  7. How to Ease Anxiety in Medically Fragile Children

    We often think of anxiety as an “adult” problem. Between balancing work, your relationship, and taking care of yourself and your possessions, most adults learn to juggle multiple sources of anxiety because stressors are a natural part of life. However, children also experience anxiety, and on to…Read More

  8. Feeding Tube Myths, Debunked

    When the doctor first tells you that your child needs a feeding tube, it can be a very scary moment. No one anticipates their child having medical complexities that cause feeding issues, and to hear that your child isn’t able to get their nutritional needs met through eating by mouth is overwhelmi…Read More

  9. The Importance of Stress Management for Parents

    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 so…Read More

  10. What You Need to Know About Seizures in Children

    If your child has been diagnosed with epilepsy, know that you’re not alone. Around 300,000 children under 14 have epilepsy in the United States. While for some children, seizures are either outgrown or controlled with medication after time, others struggle with this type of condition for their who…Read More