Home Health Care for Seniors with Diabetes

Whether you or your loved one has type 1 or 2 Diabetes, it’s important they receive quality care from a caregiver in their home when leaving home causes them a taxing effort and is trying and difficult. Our Skilled Nurses understand how challenging it can be for seniors to balance a healthy lifestyle while also managing blood sugar and insulin levels.

While there isn’t a known cure for Diabetes, there are many ways our trained clinicians can assist you or your loved one with effectively helping to manage his or her illness.

Types of Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. When there is too much sugar in your blood there is not enough insulin to help control the high sugar levels.

Prediabetes: A condition in which blood sugar levels are high, but not high enough to be type 2.

Type 1: Also known as Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas does not produce insulin. It can occur at any age.

Type 2: The most common type of Diabetes, also known as Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, usually diagnosed during adulthood. This form of diabetes means that the body doesn’t properly use insulin.

Diabetes Symptoms

Warning signs for Diabetes can be so mild that most times they aren’t noticeable. About 30.3 million people (9.4 percent) in the United States have Diabetes, and about one in four people are not even aware they have Diabetes.

If not detected on time, Diabetes can cause long-term damage to all of the body’s organs. From macrovascular complications in the heart, brain, and legs to microvascular complications in the eyes, kidneys, and feet, it’s essential to be familiar with the warning signs:

  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst and hunger
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Cuts/bruises (slow to heal)
  • Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands and feet

Nursing Plus of Broward Benefits

At Nursing Plus of Broward, we understand how individuals might be affected by the different types of Diabetes. Since Diabetes is a condition that many believe will prevent them from living a “normal” life, every diabetic should know that with the proper support and help, the condition can be managed safely and effectively.

While it can be emotionally and physically exhausting to find out that you or your loved one has been diagnosed with Diabetes, our skilled team is here to assist and focus on your health or your loved one’s health in the comfort of their own home.

Experienced, hospital-level nursing care is extremely helpful if you or your loved one is adapting to a newly prescribed diet and medication regimen in order to help manage this disease process. It can be difficult to change their lifestyle overnight, but with our trained team not only do we help physically, but we also help address emotional concerns and needs by maintaining a positive attitude for you or your loved one’s new journey.

The Skilled Nurses and clinicians can assist in managing the disease by assisting with keeping patients’ Diabetes under control. This can be accomplished by:

  • Instruction/education re: healthy meal preparation/plans (No Concentrated Sweet diets or those specific American Diabetes Association diets ordered by his/her physician)
  • Managing medications (insulin and oral medications)
  • Instruction and education on proper glucose monitoring
  • Instituting and assisting with a Home Exercise Program
  • Caring for wounds such as: diabetic foot ulcers
  • Providing assistance with community and Federal resources to assist in one’s care
  • And, other personal care for assisting with activities of daily living

Getting Started with Home Care Services for a Loved One with Diabetes

Diabetes is the most common chronic disease in the United States and the most effective way to treat this disease is by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While it may be a difficult time to process everything, it’s important you stay strong for yourself or for your loved one and remind them that Diabetes can be managed.

Managing and adjusting to a completely new lifestyle can be difficult and you or your loved one may need professional help to ensure that the Diabetes is under control so you and/or your loved one can continue living as independently as possible with a sense of well-being.

Nursing Plus of Broward, one of the top nursing agencies providing non-medical home care in Hollywood, FL and the surrounding areas, is dedicated to helping seniors with Diabetes remain safe and comfortable in their own homes. We are dedicated to enhancing the ability of you or your loved one to cope and adjust safely to your/their new daily routine. We understand there might be days when you or your loved one is craving sweets or may forget to take insulin and/or oral medications. Our skilled clinicians are experienced with providing the proper home care and support for Diabetic seniors who have recently been diagnosed or have been fighting against Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and are poorly controlled.

Nursing Plus of Broward is here to help you or your loved one manage this disease process effectively as well as provide support, education and assistance to Diabetic patients and their families. If you need a home health aide in Hollywood, FL or the nearby areas, contact Nursing Plus of Broward today and we will work with you and your loved one to develop a Diabetic care plan that is tailored to their needs.

Call Nursing Plus of Broward at 833-JFNURSE to set up a free consultation and to get started with our home care services for diabetic seniors today!

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