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 […]
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. […]
Outpatient TherapyWhat can I expect during my first visit? During the first appointment, called the initial…
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.
Angi is AWESOME! She provided me care that was professional, courteous and helpful. Everyone has been wonderful. – – Keitha H.
My nurse, Charley, is just great! I had her before! If I ever need home health again, I’m calling AW!
My caregivers were great…I could not have stayed at home if not for your help. Thank you! —Wanda B.
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.
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!
Special thanks for outstanding professional services provided by Natalia. Her unique compassion skills helps to keep my high spirits during difficult days when I get my treatment, fighting my illness. She is a very valuable employee of your agency. Thanks.
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.
As a child of a father who fought cancer, I deeply appreciate the value of the services provided by AW Healthcare.