New Babysitter Screening

September 27, 2017

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It’s time for a ‘parent time-out!’ That’s right, you’ve got a kid-free occasion on your calendar and it’s time to find help to cover your responsibilities. Finding a babysitter is often the greatest hurdle we parents face when committing to adult-only events. Don’t let that stop you from attending – we all need a break sometimes. Here are a few pointers to help you screen your next potential babysitter. By finding the right person to watch your precious children, not only will your kids have a great time in your absence, but you will also enjoy your event with peace…Read More

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Mom-to-Mom: Managing the Home When One Child is Hospitalized

September 18, 2017

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Welcome to our Mom-to-Mom blog series. We’d like to use our blog, and particularly this series, as a platform to help mothers across the board share applicable tips and tricks to help each of us best serve our families. We know the journey isn’t easy, but together we can champion this calling of motherhood no matter what circumstances our children face. Today, we want to help you help yours while one of your children has to be hospitalized. As much as we’d like, we know the world doesn’t stop when one of our kiddos faces a medical emergency. While the…Read More

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Epic Patient Superstar – Melissa Baranow

September 6, 2017

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This week’s Epic Patient Superstar is Miss Melissa Baranow. A vibrant 14 year old, Melissa joined Epic Health Services just after she was born. She is funny, bright, and talented and she is loved by all who know her. We are thrilled to introduce you to one of our long-time Epic family members. Melissa receives private duty nursing services as well as personal care services from the Epic team of caretakers. An Epic nurse assists Melissa and her family overnight and also attends school with Melissa throughout the day. Alongside her family, the Epic staff wants only the best for…Read More

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Caregiver Burnout: How to Prevent It

August 24, 2017

Can we caregivers take a minute and be completely vulnerable and transparent? Caring for children with special needs is tough work. The days can be long and the challenges tall, but please know that Epic Health Services is here to support you and your family every step of the way. Today we’d like to discuss a real issue facing countless families worldwide – caregiver burnout. According to Web MD, “Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude — from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Burnout can occur…Read More

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Epic Staff Superstar – Ryan Keller

August 18, 2017

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At Epic, we know it’s our employees that make the care we provide possible. Ryan Keller is our latest Epic Staff Superstar and we are thrilled to shine a light on such a caring individual. When most people hear the term care providers, they instantly think of our talented nursing and therapy staff. Today, we’ll introduce you to another part of the Epic care team – our sales support staff. Ryan has been on the Epic Medical Solutions team since 2015 and he’s impacted countless lives for the better ever since. He works out of our Chandler, Arizona office and…Read More

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Back to School Tips for Special Education Students – Part 1

August 10, 2017

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It’s almost time to head back to the classroom! Our students, and their parents, are very excited for the new school year and probably a little anxious, too. A group of Special Education teachers recently told Epic about the most common issues and questions they face each school year. Take it from the teachers – here’s part 1 of what you should know before you send your child back to school. Backpacks Backpacks are essential for helping your student throughout their day and size does matter. Please make sure your student’s backpack is large enough to comfortably hold multiple standard…Read More

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Family Fun Night!

August 7, 2017

Has it been a while since you got your crew all together for intentional laughter, fun, and bonding moments? We all get swept up in the busyness of life, so today we’d like to help you find ideas to slow down and have a blast with your family. No matter what special needs your loved ones may face, you can tailor all of the following suggestions to make it a great time for all. Game Night Friendly competition is excellent for character building and teaching life lessons. Hop to it by selecting a family favorite board game you can play…Read More

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Epic Patient Superstar – Isaac Finch

August 3, 2017

Isaac Finch is this week’s Epic Patient Superstar, and boy is he something special! Born as a 24-week premature baby, Isaac was not expected to survive. This sweet boy is now eight years old and he and his family have worked very hard to overcome his developmental challenges with the help of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. Isaac joined the Epic Pediatric Therapy family when he was just three years old and he has amazed his Epic care team ever since. Over the last five years, Isaac has made significant strides of personal progress. He has greatly improved…Read More

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5 Tips to Help Your Child with Special Needs Make Friends

July 30, 2017

Friendship is a beautiful gift that makes life feel richer, sweeter, and celebratory. People of all ages benefit from having amicable relationships with others and children, especially those with special needs, may need some extra help in developing such meaningful friendships with their peers. Let these five tips help you help your kiddo increase their circle of friends. 1. Ask the right questions Asking questions like “why?” and “are we there yet?” tends to come natural to children. Actively work with your kid to improve upon this instinctive skill and help them learn to ask the right kinds of questions…Read More

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Epic Patient Superstar – Jacob Alexander Tecum-Sic

July 29, 2017

Happy birthday to our latest Epic Patient Superstar, Jacob Tecum-Sic! This precious young man turns four today and we are so excited to share his story. Jacob is diagnosed with Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder and he’s been receiving speech therapy services from our team since 2016. Jacob has progressed immensely since joining the Epic Pediatric Therapy family! At three years old, Jacob was only able to babble and make gestures to communicate with others. In less than a year of focused work with his speech therapy team, Jacob can now not only articulate words, but even communicate in two word…Read More

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