Firstat Nursing Services, a Poway Home Health Agency supports National Diabetes Month by publishing smart tips for seniors.
Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services says that managing diabetes requires some planning and a lot of assistance. Having a professional caregiver visit regularly can be of great help to a senior citizen living with the disease.
Here’s how home health care can assist elderly individuals dealing with diabetes.
Assistance On Your Schedule – When people begin a home health care regimen for themselves, or for an elderly loved one, the first thing they will usually do is meet with the caregiver to determine the best schedule for visiting. Some choose to have a health care nurse check in daily, some weekly and some even prefer live-in care for constant support.
Activities of Daily Living – Depending on the senior citizen’s needs, a health care provider can help them manage their diabetes by making sure they are taking their medications properly and in a timely manner. Next, a home health care provider can evaluate the senior’s eating habits and the safety of food preparation in the home. When needed, the caregiver may assist in the actual preparation of the foods for each meal, or arrange for the best choices to be delivered.
Along with food choices and preparation, home health care is valuable when getting seniors moving in a safe and effective way to battle diabetes. The health care provider will develop a reasonable exercise routine and assist the elderly client in performing the exercises to make sure they are done properly and safely.
Expert Medical Assistance – The caregiver will also monitor the elderly client’s blood sugar levels after meals, and keep in contact with their physician of record to make sure their client is on the right path. A health care provider will also watch out for complications from diabetes, perform routine in-home monitoring of vital signs and inspect their client’s feet and hands, vulnerable areas for diabetics, to make sure they remain healthy.
People wanting to learn more about Firstat Nursing Services are encouraged to call 619-220-7600 or visit http://firstatofsandiego.com/ to pick up a copy of this free guide, Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider.
About Firstat Nursing Services
Linnea Goodrich is the owner of Firstat Nursing Services, which is the only Home Care Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and home care services for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997.
To learn more, pick up a copy of this free guide, Critical Questions You Must Ask Before You Hire a Home Care Provider, just call 619-220-7600 or visit http://firstatofsandiego.com.
Firstat Nursing Services
411 Camino del Rio South, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108
Name: Linnea Goodrich
Organization: Firstat Nursing Services
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