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 […]
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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 […]
Handling Stress at the Holidays Holiday Time is Stressful. Are You Sleeping Well? As you age the body produces lower levels of growth hormones, so you may experience a decrease in “slow wave” or deep sleep. Your sleep is more fragmented, waking you more frequently throughout the night. Frequent waking causes your circadian rhythm (that […]
Depression Is NOT A Normal Part of Aging Feeling Blue? Everyone feels blue or sad now and then but these feelings usually don’t last long and do not interfere with daily life and normal function. But with depression, symptoms continue over weeks, making daily activities very difficult. Symptoms Of Depression Feeling sad or “empty”, hopeless […]
A Dangerous Disease…Don’t be scared. Aim for better health. There is no cure for diabetes. But it can be managed. Balancing the food you eat with exercise and medicine (if prescribed) will help you control your weight and can keep your blood glucose in the healthy range. What is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a […]
Be Safe. Be Well-Cared For In Your Home. That’s where in-home care can help. September is Healthy Aging Month. This month is dedicated to learning more about in-home care resources that can help you enjoy your senior years. Getting Older Happens! All of us experience the aging process. It is something that you cannot avoid. […]
Get A Flu Shot For Your Best Protection. The Flu is Dangerous Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It causes mild to severe illness. Flu can result in hospitalization or death. Older people, children and others with an immune system deficiency are high risk for serious complications. Even if you are […]
Be Cool: Pay Attention to Your Body Temperature Your body’s heat combined with environmental heat results is called your “core temperature”. Your body needs to regulate the heat gain (and, in cold weather, heat loss) from the environment to maintain a core temperature that’s normal, approximately 98.6 F (37 C). Otherwise your body will dehydrate […]
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 […]
Personal Home CareHow can I initiate services? Register nurse will complete a thorough assessment to gain a…
All the caregivers I had were all excellent! What most impressed me was their experience and services. They were timely and showed kindness. Remy was an excellent example to use. She was super-excellent in all ways! —Ted R.
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!
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!
Everything was so great! I hated when it ended…
AW Health Care went above and beyond by calling my doctors to get my medications changed. —LuVerne W.
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.
I have never had anyone in other institutions give me the caring, compassionate, professional, dedicated services that AW Healthcare has rendered me. I want you to know how much I appreciate it.
I was most impressed with the experience of AW staff. —Don M.
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.
Angi is AWESOME! She provided me care that was professional, courteous and helpful. Everyone has been wonderful. – – Keitha H.