Six Steps to a Healthy Heart As we get older, heart health issues emerge. We may develop high cholesterol or high blood pressure. Work with your health professional to keep these heart health problems under control. No matter what your age, it’s never too late to start living a healthy lifestyle and getting your heart disease […]
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Do you have good balance? Balance is often negatively affected because seniors lose feeling in their feet due to arthritis, diabetes, poor circulation or complications from a stroke. Some medications have side effects that impact balance. In addition, mild dementia also causes balance problems. So, what can you do? Proper exercise builds strength and improves […]
Trouble Sleeping? As we get older, changes to sleeping patterns are a part of the normal aging process. Many older adults report being less satisfied with their quality of sleep and find themselves more tired throughout the day. For older adults, a good night’s sleep is important because it improves concentration and memory function and allows […]
Take the Challenge It’s a challenge at the holidays to make healthy food choices when so many delicious, rich foods are being served. Remember, the holidays are a time for family and fun. Don’t focus just on food. Offer to bring your favorite diabetes-friendly dish to the dinner. The hostess will appreciate that. Drink in […]
October News: A Lack of Vitamin D May Contribute to Osteoporosis, Muscle Weakness, Hip Fractures, and Other Problems
Vitamin D and Seniors A lack of Vitamin D may contribute to osteoporosis, muscle weakness, hip fractures, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and overall poor health for seniors. But not many foods contain Vitamin D. The best food sources of Vitamin D are cod liver oil, salmon, mackerel, tuna, beef liver cheese and egg yolks. […]
Don’t wait! Call (314) 726-5600 to speak with a Senior Care Consultant who can schedule a flu clinic in your facility for the safety and convenience of your residents. …And keep watch for a future post on “walk-in” days and times for individual flu shots that will be given at AW Health Care, conveniently located in University […]
Arthritis Pain – Manage It with Music and Yoga! Good Everyday Ideas During the day, if you’ve been sitting, adjust your position frequently. Periodically tilt your neck from side to side. Bend and stretch your legs. Pace yourself. Take breaks so that you don’t over use a single joint and cause more pain. Stand up and walk […]
Foot Health: A Step in the Right Direction Congratulations! You are a senior citizen! You are now entitled to retire, receive discounts and even play Bingo 5 nights a week if you want! But aging also has its downfalls. Now you have a responsibility to yourself to keep your feet healthy so you can still […]
Nutrition & Hydration How Do Nutrition and Hydration Needs Change with Age? Older adults do not burn as many calories as do younger people. People’s appetite and digestive process slows down. But that does not mean that older adults do not need a good diet. Dietary needs become more important with age. Older people need vitamins, […]
Heart Health and Coumadin What is Coumadin? Coumadin (warfarin sodium is the generic), what is often called a blood thinner, is more accurately an “anticoagulant”. Coumadin reduces blood clots and is prescribed to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and clots in veins and arteries. Other conditions that increase the risk of blood clots are atrial […]
Outpatient TherapyWhat can I expect during my first visit? During the first appointment, called the initial…
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.
We sincerely thank you for the good care you provided us! We will miss our cheerful face and lovely smile! Much thanks!
I am so pleased that my skilled facility called AW Health Care again for me! My OT is Catherine and she is wonderful. She is always a few minutes early which I love, and she always calls when she says she will to schedule her visits. I also really like Donna, my nurse. Donna is so funny and a joy to talk with!
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.
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.
Professionalism…that’s what impressed me the most.
My caregivers were great…I could not have stayed at home if not for your help. Thank you! —Wanda B.
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!
AW Health Care went above and beyond by calling my doctors to get my medications changed. —LuVerne W.