Get The Skinny On Sunscreen Always use sunscreen with a “sun protective factor” (SPF) 15 or higher when exposed to the sun and wind. This will reduce your skin cancer risk. Protect yourself from the ultraviolet rays of the sun especially between 10 am and 4 pm. How Does Sunscreen Work? Sunscreen works […]
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Ouch! We’ve all experienced that unpleasant sensation of pain. Pain ranges from mild, localized discomfort to agony. The physical part of pain results from nerve stimulation. It may be contained to a discrete area as an injury, or more diffuse, as in disorders like fibromyalgia. Whether acute or chronic, pain can last more than 6 […]
Nutrition? What’s Important to Seniors? As we age, our metabolism slows down and we need fewer calories. So nutrition is important. Nutrition is important for proper bodily functions. It’s important that the calories we consume are from nutrient-rich foods. Nutrition is important for proper function of the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems. Proper nutrition can […]
Arthritis Pain – YOU CAN MANAGE IT! Take action to ease arthritis pain. Get enough rest, exercise right, eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and learn the right way to use and protect your joints. During the day, if you’ve been sitting, adjust your position frequently. Periodically tilt your neck from side to side. Bend and […]
Are Seniors Seeing Things Clearly? Get a comprehensive vision exam every year. Seems obvious, right? According to the American Optometric Association, people value their vision as their most precious sense. But less than half had an eye exam in the past two or three years! Preventive Care Is So Important Preventive care is just not […]
February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage […]
Don’t Stumble and Tumble It’s important to prevent a fall, especially for seniors. A fall can have very bad effects on your health and land you squarely in the hospital. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25 percent of seniors age 65 and older suffer a fall every year. Annually, slip, trip […]
What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet? Communication! Taking medicine is often an important part of your care plan. Good communication with your prescriber will help you to have fewer problems with your medicine. Be sure to tell your doctor about any allergies to medications. Let him know what medicines you are taking including over-the-counter, vitamins and […]
Dementia vs. Depression Dementia is marked by a slow mental decline with confusion and inability to recognize familiar people and locations. Writing, speaking and motor skills are impaired. People with dementia often do not think they have a memory problem. Depression is marked by a quicker mental decline, but memory of time, date and awareness […]
Diabetes – It’s A Scary Thing It’s very important to control your diabetes because if you don’t, scary things may happen. You may risk health to your vision, heart, kidneys, nerves and skin. Follow the treatment plan that your doctor gives you especially in regard to medication that you should take. Diabetics must receive the […]
Outpatient TherapyDo I need a referral from my doctor to attend therapy sessions? The state of…
The whole AW Home Health Team was fantastic. Bryan and Lalit were very compassionate and understanding. They are the #1 reason that my mom improved as much as she did. I could not have been more satisfied.
Your nurses and therapists need no improvement at all! They were great!! I was so impressed with how well the staff cared for me and the respect they had for my family and my home.
I think your agency is perfect the way it operates now. Change nothing. What most impressed me was the respect and care that I received. At all times the caregivers were excellent to both my husband and myself. They went out of their way to be accommodating. Thank you! —Katherine B.
We are so grateful that Natalya T. picked up on Al’s heart problem. She is a very dedicated nurse, a lovely compassionate personality that truly makes her a very special person. You are blessed to have such a person in your employment. The nurse from the doctor’s office arranged for us to be served by AW Health Care…and that was the beginning of our blessings. Thank you!
My therapist was awesome- knowledgeable and helpful.
I am very satisfied with my two wonderful therapists. They were so warm, and so professional…like a friend or a part of the family. Their help is greatly appreciated.
First and most impressive was the quality and professionalism of the personnel which was sent to assist in Rose Mary’s recovery. It would be difficult to pick a favorite as they were all outstanding in addressing the challenges of their task. The results are above our expectations.
Your personal attention, desire to help and the highest professionalism impressed me the most. I trust AW caregivers as my close family and friends. Thank you.
I was so impressed with the concern that AW caregivers had for me. They were very helpful in many areas and were very information with regard to my condition. Plus, they were friendly!
I was most impressed by the rehab services I received at Fairwinds. The therapist, Matt, was so knowledgeable and caring while working with me.