Diabetes: What is it? Diabetes is a chronic disease in which there is too much sugar in the blood. When you eat, your body turns food into sugars, or glucose. The pancreas, then releases insulin which opens the cells to allow glucose to enter and provide energy. With diabetes, this system does not work! […]
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Good Health Includes Good Mental Health Good health includes both physical and mental health and well-being. And the two go hand in hand. There are many good lifestyle choices we can make to keep our minds healthy. Be physically active! It helps prevent dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, and helps alleviate depression too. Be mentally […]
September is Healthy Aging Month: Staying Healthy As We Age As people age, they experience many major changes in their lives. There are career changes and retirement. Children leave home. Friends and family pass away. Many physical changes happen to our bodies. All these changes can cause stress. How we deal with this stress determines […]
AW Health Care’s August Aging Well Journal Newsletter reports on falls, your risk and things you can do to prevent falls. Falls According to statistics, each year over 12 million elderly people experience at least one fall. This means about 1 in 3 people over the age of 65 will fall this year. Falling is […]
Aging Well Health Care says, ” Be AWake to stroke risk and high blood pressure.” A stroke occurs when a clogged or burst artery interrupts blood flow to the brain. This deprives the brain of needed oxygen. Consequently, affected brain cells die and brain damage occurs. When brain cells dies, body functions are impaired or […]
Take Care To Protect Your Skin Especially in The Summer Months Skin Cancer….What Types Are There? Too much sun can cause skin cancer, so protect your skin especially in the summer. There are three types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Each type is unique, produces different symptoms, and has varying treatment […]
Aging Well Health Care Says, “Be AWake to Arthritis.” Osteoarthritis (OA)…According to Aging Well Health Care, people most often develop osteoarthritis (OA). OA develops when the cartilage that pads the joints begins to wear away. Bones rub against each other causing pain and stiffness. OA most often occurs in the hands, neck, lower back, […]
Aging Well Health Care Says, “Be AWake to Healthy Feet.” According to Aging Well Health Care, to avoid some common aging problems, keep your feet healthy! You lose strength and balance, and increase your fall risk when you can’t walk well due to foot pain. When your feet feel good, you can walk […]
AW Health Care Says, “Top O’ the Morning” to you! March is Social Workers Month. AW Health Care Salutes Social Workers! What is a Social Worker? A social worker is a professional skilled in helping people with a wide range of issues… psychological, financial, health, relationship and substance abuse problems. Some social workers may […]
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. […]
Outpatient TherapyHow do I schedule appointments? After obtaining a referral from the doctor, a client or…
I was most impressed by the rehab services I received at Fairwinds. The therapist, Matt, was so knowledgeable and caring while working with me.
Your personal attention, desire to help and the highest professionalism impressed me the most. I trust AW caregivers as my close family and friends. Thank you.
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.
My caregivers were great…I could not have stayed at home if not for your help. Thank you! —Wanda B.
We are so grateful that Natalya T. picked up on Al’s heart problem. She is a very dedicated nurse, a lovely compassionate personality that truly makes her a very special person. You are blessed to have such a person in your employment. The nurse from the doctor’s office arranged for us to be served by AW Health Care…and that was the beginning of our blessings. Thank you!
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 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 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.
AW Health Care is the best service we have ever experienced. We had three other nursing services and sent all three away. —Elizabeth C.