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First Signs of Parkinson’s Disease and the Importance of Treating it Early

Parkinson’s is a disease that affects many elders and can lead to other complications with insufficient treatment.  It affects the brain by slowly halting the production of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that regulates bodily movement and function as well as emotional control.  Symptoms generally take years to develop, and will progress steadily if the disease is […]

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Speech and Memory: How Speech Therapists can Help with the Cognitive Effects of Dementia

As we age, Dementia can become a real threat and can affect anyone.  Dementia also affects everyone differently.  Some patients may have a larger prominence on memory loss or others may have trouble speaking.   Speech therapists otherwise known as speech language pathologists (SPLs) play a large role in both the diagnosis and treatment of Dementia. Unexplained […]

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Tips for Organizing, Labeling, and Increasing Independence for Patients Living with Low Vision

Vision is an integral part for living independently, and once diagnosed with an uncorrectable vision problem, it can be challenging to continue your everyday activities.  In order to maintain your independence while living with low vision, it is important to put the proper tools in place.  Often simple changes in the home can go a […]

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Improving Mobility, Balance, and Strength Increases Independence and Safety at Home

Physical health plays a huge role when determining whether you or a loved one can remain independent and safe in the home.  Aging is constant, and while the physical decline that comes with it is inevitable, there are ways to counteract and slow that process. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, millions of […]

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Having joint replacement surgery? What to expect from home health care during your recovery

Nearly one million Americans undergo hip or knee replacement surgeries, with the majority of these procedures being performed on patients over the age of 65.  As people live longer due to advancements in medicine and technology, greater wear and tear has increased the number of joint replacements performed. Recovery is vital to resuming your previous […]

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Managing a Cardiopulmonary Disorder? Home Health Care Improves Quality of Life & Reduces Hospitalizations.

At Celtic Hospice and Home Health, we aim to provide the best possible care no matter the conditions you face. Due to the various complications associated with lung and heart disorders, cardiopulmonary diseases are some of the most common conditions treated through home health care. The complexity of these diseases often requires a dedicated team […]

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Keeping your Independence: The Power of Support and Education

As we age, in-home health and hospice services can play an integral role in helping to maintain quality of life and support our desire to remain safe and independent at home.  Educating yourself on the various forms of aid available to help you keep your independence coupled with implementing proper support systems, can help you […]

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