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. […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Medical Home HealthAre Home Health Services appropriate for me? AW Home Health encompasses a wide range of…
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 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 nurse, Charley, is just great! I had her before! If I ever need home health again, I’m calling AW!
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.
I want to give my special thanks to the AW nurses for their tender loving care for both Barry and mom. They were wonderful! I want to also thank you social worker for helping us understand some aspects of what to expect and for clearing u some questions we had. Thanks to all.
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.
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.
My experience with AW Health Care was incredible! I would like to especially compliment Natalya R. for advocating so well for my mom. I don’t know what I would have done without her. Natalya is the reason I could rest easy knowing what good care she was providing for my mom.
Natalya is fabulous! Roycelain (PD aide) is the best health worker we’ve ever had! —Norma S.
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!