Health Information

The ability to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services to make appropriate health decisions is essential to promote healthy people. We at Careway feel that we are in a position to offer our customers and people in our community valuable health information, both by direct conversation with our customers at Careway and by this website.   On this website, we have attempted to describe and fully explain the features of the products we sell at Careway, however, if you have questions or need more information about our products, you can reach us by clicking here.

Foot Care

Day-in and day-out, our feet are responsible for carrying our entire body to its destinations.  Because of the important role our feet play in our life, it is necessary that we be kind to our feet. Being kind to our feet means practicing good foot care.  Years of wear and tear can be hard on them.  At Careway, we have a complete foot care department and we offer Therapeutic Shoes for diabetics. Exam rooms and fitting rooms are on Careway’s premises.  Careway is affiliated with Boston Pedorthic, a leader in the fitting, casting and crafting of diabetic Therapeutic Shoes.  A board certified pedorthist is on staff at Careway to serve diabetic customers who have a need for Therapeutic Shoes.  Therapeutic Shoes are covered by insurance and we do all of the billing for our customers.

Bathroom Safety

At Careway Wellness Center, we carry a complete line of quality Bathroom Safety products for the toilet, bath and shower. Bathroom Safety is understandably, one of Careway’s most active departments. Facts reveal that about one third of the elder population over the age of 65 falls each year, and the risk of falls increases proportionately with age.  At 80 years of age, over half of seniors fall annually. Further, about half (53%) of older adults who are discharged for fall related hip-fractures will experience another fall within six months. The majority of these falls occur in the bathroom, which is the most dangerous part of the home for the likelihood of accidents.  Visit Careway Wellness Center and check out our Bathroom Safety Department or browse the Bathroom Safety Equipment category on our website for equipment that can be used to make your bathroom a safer part of your home.

Diabetes

Diabetes affects up to 5% of the population in the US, almost 14 million people. Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a disorder caused by decreased production of insulin, or by the body’s decreased ability to use insulin.  In 2011 Careway Wellness Center, recognizing that foot problems is one of the most serious concerns for those suffering from diabetes, became affiliated with Boston Pedorthic, a leader in the fitting, casting and crafting of diabetic Therapeutic Shoes.  At Careway Wellness Center, diabetics have access to an on-staff, board certified pedorthist qualified to accurately fit and advise patients who require Therapeutic Shoes.  Dedicated examination and fitting rooms are on the premises.  The shoes will be professionally fitted to accommodate custom insoles to provide a safe environment for the feet, especially in the toe area, which is very important.  Custom molded insoles evenly distribute pressures across the weight-bearing (plantar) surface of the foot.  Therapeutic Shoes, along with three pairs of custom molded inserts per year are covered by Medicare and most insurances, and we will do the billing for you.

High Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure, also known as hypertension, is a very common condition, and contributes greatly to the risk of heart disease, kidney disease, and stroke. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, and stroke is the third most common, making the control of high blood pressure a priority health care issue.  One in every four American adults has high blood pressure to some degree, and it often can get quite severe without presenting any obvious symptoms. This points out the need to have your blood pressure checked regularly, and taking steps to prevent high blood pressure from occurring.  Checking your own blood pressure is a very simple process.  Careway Wellness Center carries a complete line of the best blood pressure monitors available.  These monitors are ready to be tried before you buy at our retail store.  You can also order a monitor online by clicking here.

A Good Night’s Sleep

It is now commonly acknowledged among health professionals throughout the world that a contoured pillow is the way to go because it helps naturally align the spine by supporting the neck and cradling the head. A conventionally shaped pillow in say polyfill or down or feathers might be nice to snuggle into, but its filling will move and flatten or lump through the night and you will invariably find your head being supported, but not your neck as well ….and your neck is the key to desirable spinal alignment.  Visit us at Careway Wellness Center and study the features of the variety of pillows we carry in stock.  Also foam wedges to prop up your body parts will be found at Careway.  If you can’t get into the store, make your purchase online by clicking here.