What Is Type 2 Diabetes? When you eat, your food is broken down into a sugar called glucose. Glucose gives your body the energy it needs to work. But to use glucose as energy, your body makes insulin, which “unlocks” your body’s cells so they can receive the glucose they need. When you have type […]
September is Healthy Aging Month Aging has frustrations. Don’t compound your aging problems by tolerating a poor memory. If you don’t have Alzheimer’s, then you can improve your memory. Avoid more problems by keeping good bone health and reducing stress in every day living. Here are some ways to boost your memory. Get better organized! […]
Vaccine and Immunization Awareness Each year, many adults become seriously ill and are hospitalized because of disease. Many of these diseases can be prevented with vaccinations. Vaccination rates are generally low in the United States partly because many seniors are not aware that they need a vaccine. Health conditions like asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease […]
Summer Heat is Here! Keep Cool. A healthy body temperature is maintained by sweating. Older adults do not sweat easily due to some health conditions. So they are at greater risk for heat-related illnesses like these when the temperatures rise: Heat rash or muscle cramps Swelling in the legs and hands Hyperventilation, heat stress and fainting […]
What Is Pain? Pain is an uncomfortable feeling that tells you something may be wrong. It can be steady, throbbing, stabbing, aching, pinching or described in many other ways. Sometimes it’s just a nuisance like a mild headache. Other times it can be debilitating. Pain can bring about other physical symptoms, like nausea, dizziness, weakness […]
Nutrition and Fluid Needs Change with Age Eating right and staying hydrated becomes more important with age. Older adults do not burn as many calories as do younger people. People’s appetite and digestive process slows down. But that does not mean that older adults do not need a good diet. Dietary needs become more important with […]
Arthritis Pain – YOU CAN MANAGE IT! Good Everyday Ideas to Help Lessen Arthritis Pain During the day, if you’ve been sitting, adjust your position frequently. Periodically tilt your neck from side to side. Bend and stretch your legs. Pace yourself. Take breaks so that you don’t over use a single joint and cause more […]
Let’s Focus on Memory Care As we get older, changes occur in all parts of your body. That includes your brain. Here are the primary changes: Certain parts of the brain shrink. This is especially true of those parts that are important to learning. Communication between neurons diminishes. Blow flow to the brain slows. Inflammation […]
February is American Heart Month Heart disease is a big problem. It is the leading cause of death in Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) approximately 655,000 Americans die each year from heart disease. About one in four deaths is due to heart disease due in part to some of peoples’ lifestyle […]
Fall Prevention Is Serious Business Each year about 2.2 million older Americans go to the emergency room with fall-related injuries. Besides getting bumped and bruised, a fall can result in bone fractures and even death. A fall is very serious. Remember, just one fall can permanently rob you of your independence and dramatically reduce your […]
Medical Home HealthIn what locations of St. Louis and the surrounding areas can I get Home Health…
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.
I was most impressed with the physical therapy. My therapist was Matt. He informed me of everything he was going to do. —Norma W.
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!
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.
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 was most impressed with the experience of AW staff. —Don M.
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!
My nurse, Charley, is just great! I had her before! If I ever need home health again, I’m calling AW!
Natalya is fabulous! Roycelain (PD aide) is the best health worker we’ve ever had! —Norma S.
Everything was so great! I hated when it ended…