Diabetes Can Be Dangerous Take Aim for Better Health. What Is Type 2 Diabetes? When you eat, your food is broken down into a sugar called glucose needed for energy. Your body makes insulin which unlocks cells so they can receive the glucose they need. With type 2 diabetes, your body does not make enough […]
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Learn About In-Home Care. It’s Healthy Aging Month. Getting older happens to all of us. It is something that you cannot avoid. As you age, things change. You may be hearing common complaints like these: “The stairs are getting so hard to climb.” “Since my husband died, I just open a can of soup for […]
Get A Flu Shot Early! Avoid The Flu Virus Getting the flu virus can be a big problem, especially for seniors, 65 and older, whose immune system may be weaker due to age. Flu symptoms like fever or feverish feeling, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, fatigue and sometimes diarrhea and vomiting, […]
Heat Index Heat illness occurs when your body can’t keep itself cool. As the temperature rises, your body produces sweat to stay cool. The heat index measures the air temperature plus the effects of humidity. If the temperature is 90 degrees, for instance, and the relative humidity is 70%, the air feels as though it’s 106 […]
Pain Affects Your Life Persistent pain saps energy and disrupts sleep. It can interfere with work and leisure activities and worsen other medical conditions. Pain is often under-reported because of fear of addiction. Your pain may not be addressed successfully by your primary doctor. You may have a specific type of pain. You may have […]
Getting Proper Nutrition? Proper nutrition aids the function of the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems. It can ward off potential health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Because your metabolism slows with age, it is important that the calories we take in, are from nutrient-rich foods. Healthy fats (seeds, nuts, avocados, fatty […]
Smart Moves There are many things you can do to help alleviate the pain of arthritis. Some exercise and certain medicines can help depending on what kind of arthritis you have! Osteoarthritis (OA) develops when the cartilage that pads the joints begins to wear away. Bones rub against each other causing pain and stiffness. OA most […]
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Be AWake to Memory Care Get Better Organized! If you put things in their proper places, they will be there when you look for them. Car keys, for example, should go back on the key holder, the drawer, your purse or wherever you decide the proper place for them. Always put them there and they […]
Your Lungs Change with Age The lungs have two main functions. One is to get oxygen from the air into the body. The other is to remove carbon dioxide from the body. Oxygen is needed by the body to work properly. Carbon dioxide is a waste gas the body produces when it uses oxygen. Changes […]
Who qualifies for the Adult Day Care services?Services are available to persons with functional impairments who are of age 50 or older;…
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 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…
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.
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!
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!
I was most impressed by the rehab services I received at Fairwinds. The therapist, Matt, was so knowledgeable and caring while working with me.
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 therapist was awesome- knowledgeable and helpful.
My caregivers were great…I could not have stayed at home if not for your help. Thank you! —Wanda B.
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!