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 […]
Don’t Stumble and Tumble It’s important to prevent a fall especially for seniors. A fall can spell big trouble. It can land you squarely in the hospital and reduce your independence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25 percent of seniors age 65 and older suffer a fall every year. Many suffer […]
Older Adults Experience Insomnia According to the National Sleep Foundation, 44% of older persons experience one or more nighttime symptoms of insomnia several nights per week. Insomnia may be chronic (lasting over one month) or acute (lasting a few days or weeks). Insomnia can take a toll on a person’s health. Insomnia can cause excessive […]
Salty Snack Alert Curb Your Salt Intake Some salt is necessary to maintain the proper balance of body fluids. But too much salt is not good especially for senior. Too much salt causes the kidneys to retain water which increases blood volume and blood pressure. Reduce your salt intake! This can help fend off heart […]
Dangerous Diabetes Counting carbs can help people with diabetes have high blood sugar. Having diabetes means the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or the insulin produced is ineffective to control the level of sugar in the blood. Tricks or Treats? It can be tricky, but your diabetes can be managed with diet, exercise and […]
September is Healthy Aging Month. Getting older has enough frustrations. You don’t have to tolerate the effects of aging like worry and stress, poor memory and bone loss. Are You Aging Well? If you don’t have Alzheimer’s, then you can improve your memory. Avoid other aging problems by keeping good bone health and reducing stress […]
Beat The Bug! Get A Flu Shot Early. The flu season is always unpredictable. Generally, it starts in September and peaks during the months from October through February. One thing is sure. Get a flu shot to protect yourself from getting the flu. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends an annual influenza vaccination for […]
Get The Skinny On Sunscreen Always use sunscreen with a “sun protective factor” (SPF) 15 or higher when exposed to the sun and wind. This will reduce your skin cancer risk. Protect yourself from the ultraviolet rays of the sun especially between 10 am and 4 pm. How Does Sunscreen Work? Sunscreen works […]
Ouch! We’ve all experienced that unpleasant sensation of pain. Pain ranges from mild, localized discomfort to agony. The physical part of pain results from nerve stimulation. It may be contained to a discrete area as an injury, or more diffuse, as in disorders like fibromyalgia. Whether acute or chronic, pain can last more than 6 […]
Nutrition? What’s Important to Seniors? As we age, our metabolism slows down and we need fewer calories. So nutrition is important. Nutrition is important for proper bodily functions. It’s important that the calories we consume are from nutrient-rich foods. Nutrition is important for proper function of the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems. Proper nutrition can […]
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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.
As a child of a father who fought cancer, I deeply appreciate the value of the services provided by AW Healthcare.
I was most impressed with the physical therapy. My therapist was Matt. He informed me of everything he was going to do. —Norma W.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
Everything was so great! I hated when it ended…