Arthritis Is A Chronic Condition. As we age, living with chronic conditions like arthritis becomes increasingly challenging. The skills of good occupational and physical therapists are especially helpful to older patients because their work is very client-centered. They can help maximize the older patient’s abilities and promote independence in self-care and family and community activities. […]
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Your Memory Health…Is Alzheimer’s preventable? Lifestyle choices have been found to affect memory health. Most experts agree that in the vast majority of cases, Alzheimer’s, like other chronic conditions, probably develops as a result of complex interactions among multiple factors, including age, genetics, environment, lifestyle and coexisting medical conditions. Some risk factors, like age and […]
Top Priority Taking care of your heart health is top priority. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for people, young and old, so it’s particularly important for you to take care of your heart. Even if you are young and healthy there are small lifestyle changes you can make to improve your […]
January is Fall Prevention Month Every 18 seconds, and older adult goes to the emergency room because of a fall. The weather outside is frightful. We cannot change winter weather, but we can take measures to prepare and be safe. Fall prevention in the elderly is an ongoing throughout the year. But in winter months, […]
Holiday Time Is Often “Stress” Time The holidays are an extra busy time of year filled with baking, shopping, and visiting with friends and family…and stress. Although these are all very fun activities for seniors, these activities may bring additional stress. Here are some helpful tips to reduce holiday stress. The holidays don’t have to […]
Do I have Depression? There’s no one cause of depression. Sometimes it’s genetic. Other times depression may be caused by past physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Depression may be the result of a reaction to death or loss. Serious illness, personal problems and substance abuse can all lead to depression. If feelings of sadness persist […]
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 […]
Outpatient TherapyWill my insurance cover the therapy? Everyone’s insurance coverage is different. We currently are in…
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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!
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 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 was most impressed by the rehab services I received at Fairwinds. The therapist, Matt, was so knowledgeable and caring while working with me.
Professionalism…that’s what impressed me the most.
My therapists, Millie and Kim, are the best people I have ever met! They were exceptional, and I owe my good health to both of them.
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!
I was most impressed with the experience of AW staff. —Don M.
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.