Welcome to the Aging Well Journal Newsletter for September 2013! Nutrition for Healthy Aging As people age, they need fewer calories. Their metabolism slows and they are less active. So choose your foods wisely. In an effort to get proper nutrition, you might gain extra pounds you don’t want! To help the elderly manage […]
Falls Are Dangerous…Especially for Older Adults The Aging Well Journal Newsletter August 2013 reports that, according to The Centers for Disease Control, one out of three adults age 65+ falls each year, resulting in injury and sometimes death! Falls can be serious, but fortunately, falls are preventable! There are ways to lessen the chance of falling. […]
What is hand therapy? Hand therapy is a special area of rehabilitation. Hand therapy deals with upper extremity function. Using their skills, hand therapists work with their patients to: Prevent injury or impairment Restore functional activity Enhance participation in daily life. What does a hand therapist do? A hand therapist looks at and treats […]
Health Literacy: What It Means For You Health Literacy is the ability of the individual to understand basic health information and make good health decisions. Most health information comes from the doctor or other health provider. It is very important to understand personal health information. People who understand and act on the information they receive […]
Outpatient TherapyDo I need a referral from my doctor to attend therapy sessions? The state of…
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 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.
My caregivers were great…I could not have stayed at home if not for your help. Thank you! —Wanda B.
My nurse, Charley, is just great! I had her before! If I ever need home health again, I’m calling AW!
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.
AW Health Care went above and beyond by calling my doctors to get my medications changed. —LuVerne W.
Everything was so great! I hated when it ended…
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!
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.
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.