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  • November is National Home Care Month

    Is there a healthcare hero in your life?  Each November home health agencies celebrate National Home Care month to honor healthcare workers from a variety of disciplines, such as nurses, home health aides, homemakers, clinicians and therapists that have gone the extra mile and made a positive impact on the lives of those who are under their care.  It takes a special people to work in the home healthcare field and we’re proud of our team at Appleton Area Health Services.

    So what is Home Care exactly? Home healthcare comes in the form of skilled nursing and other health care services that are physician ordered and performed in the home by someone with special training including: registered nurse, licensed practical nurses and therapists.  Home healthcare can specifically benefit seniors by keeping them in familiar surroundings, as well as relieving the burden of the primary caregiver.

    The Appleton Area Health Services’ Home Care Team consists of 10 team members that provide care to 53 clients in a 20 mile radius of Appleton. In the past year, our team has made a total of 7,451 visits. If you would like to learn more about this service, please contact Cindy Maras at 320.289.2400.

  • October is National Physical Therapy Month

    In October, the American Physical Therapy Association wants you to know the many ways physical therapists and physical therapist assistants can help improve your quality of life by restoring and improving your ability to move.

    If you are one of many people who experience low back pain, for example, a physical therapist can help. If you have had a running injury or want to maintain your ability to run as you age, a physical therapist can help. If you are experiencing Bell ’s palsy, diabetes, frozen shoulder or pelvic pain, to name a few conditions, a physical therapist can help.

    In many cases, a physical therapist can work with you to manage or eliminate pain without medication and its side effects. A physical therapist will examine you and develop a plan of care using treatment techniques to promote your ability to move, reduce pain, restore function and prevent disability.

    If you are looking for an evidence-based, cost-effective, conservative approach to health care, then physical therapy may be right for you.

    Big Stone Therapies began providing therapy services to the Appleton community on May 1, 2012. We are so very thankful to all the people who have had a part in this transition; especially to the community. We are grateful and humbled that you would put your faith and trust in us by allowing us to care for you.

    We look forward to continuing to grow our involvement in the Appleton community. If you would like to schedule an appointment at AAHS, call 289.1580 and ask to make a therapy appointment.

    – Neil Feist, Big Stone Therapies Clinic Manager at AAHS

  • Did you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.  The best way to fight breast cancer is to have a plan that helps you detect the disease in its early stages. Call AAHS at 320.289.1580 to schedule your mammogram appointment on October 10 or 24.

  • Appleton Area Health Services Expands Clinic Hours

    You may not be able to control your schedule or the onset of sudden illnesses or injuries, but you can choose how and where you seek treatment. Appleton Area Health Services is excited to announce enhanced hours to provide prompt and personal treatment to help you feel better as quickly as possible.  To allow our patients more flexibility in their everyday schedules, we are offering expanded hours effective October 1  — Monday from 8 to 8 and Tuesday through Friday: 8:30 to 5. Schedule your appointment today by calling 289.1580.

     Appleton Area Health Services – we’re here for you.