Spring 2006
Caring for Celia
Feature Story
When 81–year–old Celia began to suffer from both mental and physical problems, her son Eric wondered how to care for all of her needs. Here are some thoughts from Eric, and from Celia’s healthcare team, about how the Geriatric Psychiatric Unit at Bridgeport Hospital has helped prepare her for the transition to a nursing home.
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Bridgeport Hospital offers hundreds of classes, events and groups to help keep our community—and your family—healthy!

Suppose your 60–year-old mother or father needs medical care, but can’t leave home to go to the doctor’s office. He or she can depend on Bridgeport Hospital’s Home Visit Group!

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My mother is in her 80s. She lives with me, and she's by no means as active as she was even last year. She spends most of her time in bed or in her favorite chair, when someone is there to help move her. She has been developing sores on her heels and backside. How can I prevent these sores?