What Is Pain? Pain is an unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pain has both physical and emotional components. The physical part of pain results from nerve stimulation. Pain may be contained to a discrete area, as in an injury, or it can be more diffuse, as in disorders like fibromyalgia. It may be acute […]
Nutrition & Hydration As we age, eating right can make a difference in our health and how we feel, and encourage a sense of well-being. All food and beverage choices matter. Focus on variety, amount and nutrition. Choose from all five food groups including fruits, vegetables, grains, protein foods and dairy. Dehydration is ranked in […]
Be AWake to Arthritis In the United States, 23% of all adults—over 54 million people—have arthritis. About 24 million adults are limited in their activities from arthritis, and more than 1 in 4 adults with arthritis report severe joint pain. Treating Arthritis Take action to ease arthritis pain. Here’s what you can do: Get enough rest, do the right […]
Are You Worried About Your Memory or Dementia? As we get older, we begin to get concerned about our memory and thinking abilities. We seem to take longer to learn new things. Or, we forget to pay a bill. It’s totally normal to misplace your wallet or forget the names of your kids’ friends every […]
How’s Your Heart? Heart disease is a big problem. It is the #1 health condition in older adults. Normal aging causes your heart and blood vessels to stiffen which can lead to heart problems. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Americans. What is heart disease? Heart disease refers to several types of […]
Do I have A Cold, The Flu or Covid? Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between […]
Don’t Stumble and Tumble It’s important to prevent falls 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. Annually slip, trip […]
Sleep Smarts It’s so important to get a good night’s sleep. With age, people get less restorative sleep due to sleep disruptions like these: Anxiety, stress and depression Medical conditions and diseases: asthma, allergies, Parkinson’s, hyperthyroidism, acid reflux, kidney disease, cancer and chronic pain. Medications: antidepressants, corticosteroids, thyroid, hormone, diuretics and BP meds and some […]
Depression, Mental Health and Covid 19 – Help Seniors Deal with Isolation and Depression During The Pandemic Seniors can be more susceptible to depression and anxiety due to life events and health changes. The coronavirus pandemic this year certainly has not helped. Here are some ways to temper the effects of isolation: Treat Sleep Problems […]
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 […]
Medical Home HealthIn what locations of St. Louis and the surrounding areas can I get Home Health…
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 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 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!
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.
AW Health Care went above and beyond by calling my doctors to get my medications changed. —LuVerne W.
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 nurse, Charley, is just great! I had her before! If I ever need home health again, I’m calling AW!
Our AW caregiver never fails to thank Mary Lou for a great day and a kiss to her forehead at the end of her shift. The AW caregiver has been a source of emotional support, honest opinions, and wise counsel whenever I need it, which is often. I look forward to the future, knowing that Mary Lou is in good hands. The AW caregiver has been a blessing in our life for which we are eternally grateful.
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!
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.