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 […]
Personal Home CareHow can I initiate services? Register nurse will complete a thorough assessment to gain a…
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 therapist was awesome- knowledgeable and helpful.
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.
We sincerely thank you for the good care you provided us! We will miss our cheerful face and lovely smile! Much thanks!
My therapist, Rose is just great! She wrote down everything for me and all the exercises. If I didn’t have her, I wouldn’t be able to move after my fall! She’s a great therapist!
My caregivers were great…I could not have stayed at home if not for your help. Thank you! —Wanda B.
AW Health Care is the best service we have ever experienced. We had three other nursing services and sent all three away. —Elizabeth C.
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.
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!
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.