2012 Is Ending on an Epic Note!

December 21, 2012

Time certainly flies when you’re having fun or, in our case, when you’re expanding your services to help even more children and adults with their home health care needs. This week, Epic Health Services officially announced that the company is expanding its service offerings as well as entering new markets through the acquisition of two companies: Santé Pediatric Services and AmeriCare. “For over ten years, Epic has been known as a leading provider of in-home health care,” said John C. Garbarino, Epic’s president and chief executive officer. “Our in-home pediatric therapy division will be strengthened by Santé’s experience and expertise…Read More

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Houston, We’ve Had a Busy Year!

December 12, 2012

To say that 2012 has been a busy year for our South Houston branch would be an understatement. Not only has everyone been providing the outstanding care and client service for which Epic is known, but they have been out and about in the community providing some fun and great info along the way. Most recently, the team has been busy building connections with other special-needs service providers in the Houston region. Epic representatives attended the Social Workers of America conference as well as the Connecting the Dots conference, which was sponsored by HealthBridge Children’s Hospital. Both events focused on…Read More

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Tips on Finding the Right Toys for Children with Special Needs

December 5, 2012

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! And kids of all ages are eagerly wondering if they will receive the latest toys and gadgets this holiday season. While we all love to see the smile and excitement on a child’s face after opening a special gift, we also want to ensure the gifts we give are safe and appropriate for all children, including those with special needs. That’s the main reason why December is designated Safe Toys and Gifts Month. If you are shopping for a gift for a child with special needs, the National Lekotek Center…Read More

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An Epic Photo Session with Santa

November 27, 2012

Getting a photo taken with Santa is on many children’s to-do lists. But for a child with special needs, the hectic mall environment is not always the most welcoming. That’s why we have partnered this year with Caring Santa to offer our pediatric clients and their families a chance to enjoy one of the most treasured traditions in a calm, sensory-friendly environment. You don’t have to worry about the crowds disrupting your day because Caring Santa will be held during private mall hours. And to make the event even better, we’re providing our clients with a free* photo session with…Read More

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5 Home-Safety Tips for Hosting Guests with Special Needs

November 20, 2012

It’s that time of year when friends and families come together to celebrate the holiday season. For most of us, we will either be traveling to people’s houses or hosting get-togethers at our own homes. But if you’re planning to host a friend or loved one with special needs — difficulty walking or using a cane, walker or wheelchair — making simple changes to ensure a safe, comfortable environment should be tops on your to-do list. According to the University of Michigan Health System, there are five simple steps people can take to reduce or eliminate safety issues in the…Read More

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4 Simple Steps for Helping Caregivers De-Stress and Relax

November 14, 2012

In the world of home health care, November is an epic month for us. Not only is it National Home Care Month, but it is also National Family Caregivers Month. There are many reasons why our clients and their families choose home health care, including: More affordable care Less risk of infection An enhanced level of comfort for the client Consistent one-on-one care and attention Increased quality of life But even with all of the benefits, being a caregiver to a family member or loved one with special needs can be stressful at times. That’s why it is so important…Read More

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Watch Out, Disney, Here Come Angel and Lindsay!

November 7, 2012

Two clients from our Addison office, Angel and Lindsay, are about to learn why Walt Disney World is the place where dreams come true. Thanks to the wonderful folks at Kidd’s Kids, a nonprofit organization committed to making a difference in the lives of children with special needs, Angel, Lindsay and their families will enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to the land of Mickey Mouse and Cinderella. Each year, Kidd’s Kids selects a handful of nominations from thousands of applicants submitted by listeners of the nationally syndicated Kidd Kraddick radio show. The goal of the trip is to give these awesome…Read More

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Giddy-up! It’s Time to Ride!

October 31, 2012

Yee-haw! On Oct. 13, one of our kiddos, Luke, displayed his horsemanship by participating in the 4th Annual Ride of Champions, an event organized by the Campfire Creek Therapeutic Riding Center in Waxahachie, Texas. During the fun-filled day, Luke and the other kids demonstrated their riding skills while engaging in therapy to build and strengthen their muscles. Some of the very impressive skills they performed included: Learning basic horse control Stopping in a stable Riding while standing in the stirrups Pitching balls into a bucket while riding the horse Chris Meyers, client services coordinator at our Dallas office, stopped by…Read More

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Creative Costumes for Special Kids

October 24, 2012

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time for children of all ages to let their imaginations run wild! They get a chance to be the superhero, the star of the show, the princess in a fairy tale or whatever their hearts desire. At Epic, our kiddos face many obstacles in life, but a wheelchair on Halloween shouldn’t be one of them. Fortunately, when it comes to selecting or creating a costume for a child in a wheelchair, there are many fun, clever ideas out there. Ideas can range from: Fred…Read More

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Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month!

October 17, 2012

Calling all physical therapists and physical therapy assistants — this month is for you! October is National Physical Therapy Month, a time to recognize and honor the dedicated individuals who enhance the lives of others each day. According to MoveForwardPT.com, National Physical Therapy Month reminds us that physical therapists and physical therapy assistants: Significantly improve mobility Provide alternatives to surgeries Help manage or eliminate pain without taking medications Members of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are encouraged to use this month to reach out to clients and to educate them about the unique benefits of treatment by a physical…Read More

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