Vitamins – Do I Really Need These? A new recent study on the nutritional needs of seniors reveals that only a few seniors really need to take vitamins and supplements. The bulk of one’s nutrition can be gotten by improving diet. Donald B. McCormick, PhD, and Emory professor emeritus of biochemistry and the graduate program […]
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September is Healthy Aging Month!! Make this month the time to get healthy. Schedule your annual physical and other health screenings. Go to these appointments and then, hopefully, you can stop worrying about ailments for a while. Solutions to Seniors Biggest Health Concerns Memory Loss It’s frightening to think about the devastating effects of memory loss. […]
The Flu Bug is Coming Getting the flu can be a big problem, especially for seniors whose immune system may be weaker due to age. That is why people, 65 years and older, are more susceptible to the flu. Flu symptoms like fever or feverish feeling, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, […]
Are You Hot? Heat-related Concerns Wow! It’s Hot! A healthy body temperature is maintained by sweating. Older adults do not sweat easily and usually have other health conditions that affect their ability to lose heat. This is why older adults are high at risk for heat-related illnesses such as: […]
Do I Have High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure really doesn’t have any noticeable symptoms. A health professional can check your blood pressure. Your blood pressure rises with each heartbeat and falls when your heart relaxes between beats. While blood pressure can change from minute to minute with changes in posture, exercise, stress or sleep, […]
Painful Shingles Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. It can occur anywhere on your body but most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around your torso. Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox. If you’ve had chicken pox, the virus […]
February is Heart Health Month Heart disease is a big problem. It is the leading cause of death in Americans. What is heart disease? Heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type is when a substance called “plaque” builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. […]
Health Literacy: What It Means For You Health Literacy is the ability of the individual to understand basic health information and make good health decisions. Most health information comes from the doctor or other health provider. It is very important to understand personal health information. People who understand and act on the information they receive […]
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The private duty caregivers that AW sent were fantastic. They did a marvelous job. Both LaBracia and Tatiana cared for my mom better than I could! Thank you!
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 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.
On behalf of my family, I cannot thank you enough for the exceptional and service you provided my dad the past couple of months while he was receiving home care services. If I can ever provide a recommendation, referral or feedback on your service please feel free to let me know.
I was most impressed with the physical therapy. My therapist was Matt. He informed me of everything he was going to do. —Norma W.
I was most impressed with the experience of AW staff. —Don M.
AW Health Care is the best service we have ever experienced. We had three other nursing services and sent all three away. —Elizabeth C.
Aging Well far-exceeded what I could find or get elsewhere, especially based on the level of dedication and caring given by both aides and nurses. They provided consistent support, on-time, and with a fairly consistent team really helped us manage my dad’s dementia. They genuinely cared about him, even in spite of some of his challenges.
I was most impressed by the rehab services I received at Fairwinds. The therapist, Matt, was so knowledgeable and caring while working with me.
I have never had anyone in other institutions give me the caring, compassionate, professional, dedicated services that AW Healthcare has rendered me. I want you to know how much I appreciate it.