Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a very special day. It is a day we take time to honor the ones who have given their lives for our country. As Americans, we celebrate this holiday in many different ways. Interestingly, many of the Memorial Day traditions such as cookouts, lake trips, and parades are all delightful activities. I believe this is how our fallen troops would wish to have this special day celebrated. Americans spending time with family and friends, and never forgetting the sacrifice that was given to do so.

Equipcare will be closed Monday, May 28 in honor of Memorial Day.

Oxygen Safety

https://www.inogen.com/blog/10-home-oxygen-safety-tips/

Oxygen safety is so important. People are harmed every year from accidents caused from oxygen in the home. A lot of these accidents can be fixed by people being informed of the dangers. The link above provides 10 helpful tips on how to remain out of harms way while using oxygen in the home. Our staff at Equip Care can also provide you with some further helpful information. Stop by Monday morning and get your Oxygen from us!

Teacher Appreciation Day

Equip Care is all about honoring the caregivers in our world today. Today, May 8th, is a day our country has dedicated to honoring one of our main caregivers while growing up, teachers. Whether it be writing our recommendation letters or coming to our sports games, teachers always have the best interest in mind for their students.

Thank you teachers for all that you do for our kids!!

Mother’s Day

As you all probably know, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Mothers play such a key role during our lives simply because they are our natural primary caregiver. However, the older they get the more we become their caregiver. One way we can offer our care to our mother, grandmother, or loved one is by Freedom Alert. Freedom Alert is a wearable device that allows your loved one to contact 911, you, or any other programmed numbers during an emergency. This is a gift you can purchase that doesn’t only benefit the person who wears Freedom Alert, but the person who gives the gift as well. It offers peace knowing that your loved one can contact help at anytime. Facebook Post

Independence

Have you ever noticed when a caregiver goes to offer assistance to an elderly person, they often reject help? This could be for a number of reasons! However, the most likely cause of this is the simple reason that elderly people do not want to be dependent on someone or something. Most elderly people were raised in a generation where if you wanted something done you did it yourself. The majority still feel this way, although their body disagrees.

Most caregivers today have realized this and taken it into consideration! It is good to give elderly people their space, and make them feel independent!

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Hours of Operation

Our hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8-5 and emergency call on the weekends.  Still just call our 580-332-3353 number and leave a message if you are having issues with equipment.  We have someone on call that will return your call.  We are open during lunch hour for your convenience as well!

M-F 8-5

Have a great day !!

Caregiver options for Alzheimer’s patients

Caregivers need care too and there are some helpful websites out there to give you support as well.  Please take time to rest, refresh and read about what you can do to get support.  There’s a lot of caregivers that need each other to get through and a care group has the same likeminded people in it.  Keep up the good fight and keep running the race!

/https://www.alz.org/care/

Representing the Blue

Some of my runner friends and I went to Dallas this weekend for the Allstate Hot Chocolate Run!  It was a lot of fun and we had a great weekend.  It was very brisk that morning and the wind on the last over pass was brutal.  However, one of my friends was supporting the Blue Cross Blue Shield neck wrap.  I hope everyone has a great week and stay warm !!