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. […]
October News: A Lack of Vitamin D May Contribute to Osteoporosis, Muscle Weakness, Hip Fractures, and Other Problems
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, […]
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 […]
Medical Home HealthIn what locations of St. Louis and the surrounding areas can I get Home Health…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
My caregivers were great…I could not have stayed at home if not for your help. Thank you! —Wanda B.
Everything was so great! I hated when it ended…
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!
I want you to know that our AW nurse’s follow-through is “lightning quick” and most thorough. I have every confidence in her, and felt immediately comfortable with her. Your wonderful nurses are the best representatives your company could have. I live out of state, but am so much more comfortable about leaving now that my grandmother has had such good care and has made such amazing progress. She is 103 years old, and in pretty good shape. But after such a terrible fall, she would not hav…