Welcome to the October issue of Aging Well Journal Newsletter. This month our feature story discusses depression and older adults. Learn about common symptoms and treatments, and get screened if necessary because October is National Depression Screening Month. Depression Is Not… …A Normal Part of Aging. Everyone feels blue or sad now and then. But […]
Aging Well Journal Newsletter – October 2013
Aging Well Journal Newsletter – Special Edition
Welcome to a Special September Edition of the Aging Well Journal! AW Health Care is a local, privately-owned company serving the medical and personal care needs of home-bound, aging, and disabled people. AW Health Care provides: Medical Home Health Care Personal Home Care: The cost of care for eligible clients may be subsidized by Jewish Family and […]
Flu Shots 2013
Get Your Flu Shot! AW Health Care is providing flu shots for the 2013 flu season beginning Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Come to the AW Health Care home health office located at 7201 Balson Avenue in University City. We’re right at the corner of Balson and Midland. Call for more information: (314) 726-5600. $25 per flu […]
Aging Well Journal Newsletter
Welcome to the Aging Well Journal Newsletter for September 2013! Nutrition for Healthy Aging As people age, they need fewer calories. Their metabolism slows and they are less active. So choose your foods wisely. In an effort to get proper nutrition, you might gain extra pounds you don’t want! To help the elderly manage […]
Aging Well Journal Newsletter August 2013
Falls Are Dangerous…Especially for Older Adults The Aging Well Journal Newsletter August 2013 reports that, according to The Centers for Disease Control, one out of three adults age 65+ falls each year, resulting in injury and sometimes death! Falls can be serious, but fortunately, falls are preventable! There are ways to lessen the chance of falling. […]
Hand Therapy for Arms, Hands, Fingers and Shoulders
What is hand therapy? Hand therapy is a special area of rehabilitation. Hand therapy deals with upper extremity function. Using their skills, hand therapists work with their patients to: Prevent injury or impairment Restore functional activity Enhance participation in daily life. What does a hand therapist do? A hand therapist looks at and treats […]
Aging Well Health Journal Newsletter July 2013
Health Literacy: What It Means For You Health Literacy is the ability of the individual to understand basic health information and make good health decisions. Most health information comes from the doctor or other health provider. It is very important to understand personal health information. People who understand and act on the information they receive […]
Personal Home CareHow can I initiate services? Register nurse will complete a thorough assessment to gain a…
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.
Your nurses and therapists need no improvement at all! They were great!! I was so impressed with how well the staff cared for me and the respect they had for my family and my home.
My caregivers were great…I could not have stayed at home if not for your help. Thank you! —Wanda B.
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.
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 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 think your agency is perfect the way it operates now. Change nothing. What most impressed me was the respect and care that I received. At all times the caregivers were excellent to both my husband and myself. They went out of their way to be accommodating. Thank you! —Katherine B.
Everything was so great! I hated when it ended…
My therapist was awesome- knowledgeable and helpful.
Aging Well far-exceeded what I could find or get elsewhere, especially based on the level of dedication and caring given by both aides and nurses. They provided consistent support, on-time, and with a fairly consistent team really helped us manage my dad’s dementia. They genuinely cared about him, even in spite of some of his challenges.