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 […]
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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 […]
My Feet Hurt! Even if you are a senior, foot pain is not normal. Check with your doctor because the health of your feet can be a clue to your overall health. For example, joint stiffness in your feet could mean arthritis. Tingling or numbness could be a sign of diabetes. Swelling might indicate kidney disease, heart disease, […]
High Blood Pressure and Stroke Risk Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause your brain’s blood vessels to become damaged and weakened. As a result they narrow, rupture or leak resulting in stroke. Blood clots can also result from high blood pressure potentially blocking blood flow to the brain. When blood flow to an area of brain […]
Cardiovascular Health Though any aerobic exercise is good for your heart, these five physical activities are top-notch for heart health. Be sure to warm up before aerobic exercise by stretching and allow some “cool-down” time after. Brisk walking Running Swimming Cycling Interval or circuit training Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease includes numerous problems of the heart […]
Prevent Falls! Don’t Stumble and Tumble. Falling is a BIG problem. One out of three older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling one time doubles your chances of falling again. Falls Are Serious Each year, 2.5 million older people are treated in the ER for fall injuries, and 700,000 […]
Medical Home HealthAre the services covered by my insurance? In most cases, Home Health services are covered…
Professionalism…that’s what impressed me the most.
As a child of a father who fought cancer, I deeply appreciate the value of the services provided by AW Healthcare.
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.
I was most impressed with the experience of AW staff. —Don M.
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 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.
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.
My caregivers were great…I could not have stayed at home if not for your help. Thank you! —Wanda B.
I was most impressed by the rehab services I received at Fairwinds. The therapist, Matt, was so knowledgeable and caring while working with me.
My nurse, Charley, is just great! I had her before! If I ever need home health again, I’m calling AW!