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 […]
Are You at risk for Glaucoma? As we age, vision and eye health deteriorate. By tackling your eye health problems now, you can prevent or slow the progression of vision loss in the future. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage the eye’s optic nerve and, over time, results in blindness. It’s […]
The Holidays Are Here! Holidays are a time of joyful celebration. But for too many, the holidays can be a stress overload! Get rid of the stress by calling AW Health Care. We can send a caregiver to help you with baking, shopping and decorating. If you like to send cards or gifts, AW Health […]
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! […]
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, […]
Outpatient TherapyDo I need a referral from my doctor to attend therapy sessions? The state of…
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.
Angi is AWESOME! She provided me care that was professional, courteous and helpful. Everyone has been wonderful. – – Keitha H.
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 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…
My mom and dad are in their 90s, physically frail but mentally alert and often somewhat challenging to deal with. Your team of professionals treated mom and dad with dignity, care and respect for which my family is very grateful.
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Your nurses and therapists need no improvement at all! They were great!! I was so impressed with how well the staff cared for me and the respect they had for my family and my home.
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 caregivers were great…I could not have stayed at home if not for your help. Thank you! —Wanda B.
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.