Choose the Right Agency for In-Home Care

The longer I’m in the business of in-home care, the more I’m convinced of the importance of choosing the right agency.  Your loved one is safest if you work with an agency that have employees (not independent contractors), utilizes caregivers that are licensed (improved accountability), and has a Registered Nurse supervising the case.  The quality of […]

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“Best Doctors” issue of Phoenix Magazine

The new “Best Doctors” issue of Phoenix Magazine is out and, for the ninth time, Dr. Douglas Lakin achieved “Top Doctor” status.  He has been the Medical Director of Celestial Care for many years and has been instrumental in it’s success.  He has provided expert medical advice to our nursing team and has been the attending physician […]

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Suggestion by New Client

A new client said Celestial Care should describe it’s services as “Personal Health Coordinators”.  That is an accurate description of what we do in addition to providing “Exceptional Private Nursing Services.”  Our nurses regularly communicate with our client’s other health care providers and can minimize the number of times that the client visits the doctor.  […]

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Skilled Nursing Training Session

Some Celestial Care skilled nurses attended an excellent in-service training class presented by Kim Murphy, FNP, CWOCN, with St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix.  The training covered ostomy care, which is a condition that Celestial Care frequently manages for our clients.  Thanks to Kim Craddock, RN, our Nursing Supervisor, for arranging it.

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Registered Nurse Applicants

We are getting several high quality, experienced registered nurses applying for employment with Celestial Care.  Most of the applicants are referrals from our existing registered nurse team.  We are extremely grateful for their support and confidence!

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Celestial Care Awarded “Best of Homecare” by Home Care Pulse

Choosing a homecare provider for your loved one can be a stressful decision.  When faced with many choices in agencies, it is sometimes difficult to know why one is better than another.  We are excited to share with you the news that Celestial Care was recently honored with a “Best of HomeCare” award! What does it mean […]

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Interesting Information Regarding Home Care

We revisit that CMS report on health care spending in America and see that, while spending in general was steady or down, a few sectors still had surprising growth rates. Like home health and hospital care, for example. As we previously noted, while CMS found business and private health care spending rates grew slowly or remained level […]

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Beat the Holiday Blues

The holiday season is supposed to be the happiest time of the year, yet for the elderly it can become one of the most depressing times.  Loss of mobility, independence, family and friends can contribute to the holiday season not being the same as it once was.  Traditions may not be upheld because of physical […]

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

This November the Celestial Care office team participated in the 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Employees, friends and family came out to support the cause for the 3 mile walk on Saturday, November 5th. The Alzheimer’s cause is very near to Celestial Care’s heart with 5.4 million people affected in the United States.  Celestial Care […]

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Fun in the Sun

It’s October and that means great weather is on its way for the Phoenix Valley!  The cooler temperatures are the perfect time for seniors to get outside and get some fresh air.  According to a study done by Dr. Paul Lips, Vitamin D is imperative to a senior citizen’s well being. The biggest source of […]

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