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 […]
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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 […]
September is Healthy Aging Month!! Are You Aging Well? Nutrition for Healthy Aging As people age, they need fewer calories. Their metabolism slows and they are less active. Choose your foods wisely. In an effort to get proper nutrition, you might gain extra pounds you don’t want! The USDA provides a guide to healthy eating […]
It’s August and Flu Season is Almost Here! What’s in Your Flu Kit? A flu shot is the best way to avoid the flu. Many people ask, “Will I get sick from the flu shot?” Serious reactions to the flu shot are rare. The most common reaction in adults is soreness, redness or swelling at the […]
Healthy Summer Fare Keep your elderly loved one connected to summer eating traditions with popular warm weather fare. Many summer foods are nutritionally dense and help your senior get the vitamins and nutrients he/she needs to remain healthy. Watermelon Try eating watermelon. Watermelon is low in fat and contains more lycopene than any other fresh […]
TLC For Aging Skin As we age, our skin needs extra care. Skin gets thin and becomes dry over the years. It injures easier and heals slowly making it more susceptible to infection and disease. Avoid hot baths and frequent showers. Use mild soaps, and gently apply thick moisturizers or creams while skin is still […]
Aging Puts Stress on the Health of Your Lungs Your lungs have two important jobs. One is to take in needed oxygen. The other is to expel unnecessary carbon dioxide. As we age our lungs have to work a little harder due to changes in the nervous and the immune systems. In older persons the […]
Outpatient TherapyDo I need to contact my insurance company? While it is important for every person…
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.
My therapists, Millie and Kim, are the best people I have ever met! They were exceptional, and I owe my good health to both of them.
I believe that the remarkable progress and recovery of my 91-year old mother after hip replacement surgery, even with some post-operation complications, are largely due to the professional and caring services of your visiting personnel. The nurse, physical therapist, and other health care providers were top-notch. I feel we owe them more gratitude than I can express here. God bless them all.
The most important thing is that by having the medical care, cleaning and transportation provided by AW Healthcare at my home, I don’t have to change anything! I have the energy to truly focus on things that bring me happiness.
My mom and dad are in their 90s, physically frail but mentally alert and often somewhat challenging to deal with. Your team of professionals treated mom and dad with dignity, care and respect for which my family is very grateful.
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.
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!
Special thanks for outstanding professional services provided by Natalia. Her unique compassion skills helps to keep my high spirits during difficult days when I get my treatment, fighting my illness. She is a very valuable employee of your agency. Thanks.
My nurse, Charley, is just great! I had her before! If I ever need home health again, I’m calling AW!
All the caregivers I had were all excellent! What most impressed me was their experience and services. They were timely and showed kindness. Remy was an excellent example to use. She was super-excellent in all ways! —Ted R.