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 […]
My Feet Hurt! Even if you are a senior, foot pain is not normal. Check with your doctor because the health of your feet can be a clue to your overall health. For example, joint stiffness in your feet could mean arthritis. Tingling or numbness could be a sign of diabetes. Swelling might indicate kidney disease, heart disease, […]
High Blood Pressure and Stroke Risk Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause your brain’s blood vessels to become damaged and weakened. As a result they narrow, rupture or leak resulting in stroke. Blood clots can also result from high blood pressure potentially blocking blood flow to the brain. When blood flow to an area of brain […]
Cardiovascular Health Though any aerobic exercise is good for your heart, these five physical activities are top-notch for heart health. Be sure to warm up before aerobic exercise by stretching and allow some “cool-down” time after. Brisk walking Running Swimming Cycling Interval or circuit training Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease includes numerous problems of the heart […]
Prevent Falls! Don’t Stumble and Tumble. Falling is a BIG problem. One out of three older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling one time doubles your chances of falling again. Falls Are Serious Each year, 2.5 million older people are treated in the ER for fall injuries, and 700,000 […]
Be Well! Infection control and medication safety are important for your good health so you can enjoy the holiday season. Germs Are Everywhere! Wash Your Hands! Did you know that 80% of communicable diseases are transferred by touch? By touch, we mean touching food or touching one’s own mouth, eyes and nose. Dirty hands spread […]
Not a Normal Part of Aging. Everyone feels down or sad sometimes, but these feelings usually pass after a few days. When you have depression, you have trouble with daily activities for weeks at a time. Depression is a serious illness that needs treatment. If left untreated, depression can lead to suicide. Sometimes older adults […]
Dangerous Diabetes People with diabetes have high blood sugar. This means the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or the insulin produced is ineffective to control the level of sugar in the blood. Signs & Symptoms These include: frequent urination, excessive thirst, excessive hunger, fatigue, frequent infections, slow wound healing. Sometimes no symptoms are present! […]
Pain Affects Your Life! Persistent pain saps energy and disrupts sleep. It can interfere with work and leisure activities and worsen other medical conditions. But you can be pain free. When Should I See A Pain Management Specialist? Pain is often under-reported because of fear of addiction. But if your pain isn’t being addressing successfully […]
Personal Home CareWhat is Personal Home Care? Personal Home Care is a program designed to implement non-medically…
The whole AW Home Health Team was fantastic. Bryan and Lalit were very compassionate and understanding. They are the #1 reason that my mom improved as much as she did. I could not have been more satisfied.
My home health nurses, Rose and Donna are some of the sweetest people I have ever dealt with. I have never had home healthcare before but these two ladies made it a wonderful experience. They are “Top of the Line Ladies”!
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!
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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.
All the caregivers I had were all excellent! What most impressed me was their experience and services. They were timely and showed kindness. Remy was an excellent example to use. She was super-excellent in all ways! —Ted R.
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!
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I think your agency is perfect the way it operates now. Change nothing. What most impressed me was the respect and care that I received. At all times the caregivers were excellent to both my husband and myself. They went out of their way to be accommodating. Thank you! —Katherine B.
I was most impressed by the rehab services I received at Fairwinds. The therapist, Matt, was so knowledgeable and caring while working with me.