CelestialCare, Author at Celestial Care

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Water pouring into a glass - showing the importance of hydration

The Importance of Hydration for Older People

Summer is here. While much of the country spends all year looking forward to the summer, we have a different attitude toward it here in Arizona.  Hot, dry summers are a concern for everyone, but especially older people. Soaking in the pool is a great way to combat the heat, but one of the most […]

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The Benefits of Aging in Place for Seniors and their Families

Older loved ones are such an important piece of our families.  As they slow down and encounter medical conditions, memory issues, or just the general loss of ability to conduct activities of daily life, it’s common to want to find ways to help.  In many families, other family members support them and help them as […]

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Keep Your Loved One at Home and Out of a Nursing Facility

As people age, life can become more difficult. Sometimes, it becomes so difficult that older people might no longer be able to take care of themselves without assistance. They need care and attention so their mental and physical health remains in good shape. COVID-19 has continued to spread, and nursing homes are one of the […]

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Family Members celebrating the holidays outdoors together

Things to Watch Out for When Seeing Older Family Members for the Holidays

Spending the holidays with elderly family members can be bittersweet as you may notice changes in health, ability and behavior. Here are the things to look for when you are together to help you make the best care plans possible in 2021. Gathering with our older family members is many people’s favorite part of the […]

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Do I Need a Skilled Nurse or a CNA?

As we get older, we often need additional support in order to get through our daily routine.  Often, this support is provided by family members until it reaches a point where the family no longer has the time to administer the round-the-clock care that older people sometimes need.  This can be overwhelming when just helping […]

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Taking Care of Yourself While Acting as Caregiver for a Family Member

When it comes to family, it’s easy to feel like you have to do it all.  Like noone can care for your family members the way you do. Sending a loved one off to a nursing home doesn’t feel right, so you volunteer yourself to handle your older family member’s needs. Millions of people struggle […]

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What to Do After an Older Family Member Falls

Elderly people’s falls can be dangerous and they are a more common occurrence in households than you’d think. The severity of a fall isn’t always obvious right away, so make sure you know the steps to follow if it happens to you or a family member. Falls can lead to minor injuries, but more serious […]

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Caring for Your Older Family Members from Afar

Of the many challenges that the Coronavirus pandemic has brought us, one of the more heartbreaking ones is the fact that it has physically separated many of us from our loved ones. In particular, older people are being isolated from their families in an effort to keep them as safe as possible from a virus […]

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Exercises to Keep Seniors Healthy at Home

Quarantining doesn’t have to mean adopting a sedentary lifestyle. On the contrary, it is now more important than ever to make sure we stay active. Luckily, there are plenty of exercises that people of all ages can do in the comfort of their own home, and that don’t require any gym equipment, a backyard, or […]

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How Do I Know if My Parent Has Dementia?

It’s disturbing to see your parents age. What can be more devastating is seeing them forget your name, daily basic activities, and all sorts of things. If your parents are experiencing memory, thinking, or communication issues, it is possible that they have dementia. Dementia care is necessary if they have symptoms. But to convince your […]

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