How In-Home Care Helps with Diabetes
For seniors living with diabetes, home care is an excellent option. Many people who are diagnosed with diabetes are still able to live full, independent lives in their homes. What a professional home caregiver can do is provide helpful reminders and gentle support to make sure that a senior stays on top of their dietary requirements, medication prescriptions, and necessary exercise regimens, as well as help with testing blood sugar and following up with medical appointments. The help provided by caregivers will reduce the risks of diabetes related complications, and give their loved ones peace of mind.
Home caregivers can help with meal preparation, making food that aligns with the dietary guidelines set forth by their doctor. They can also help with grocery shopping on behalf of their clients.
Home care workers can help with the monitoring of blood glucose levels, as well as ensuring that any other medications are taken on their regular schedule in accordance with their doctor’s orders.
Home caregivers pay attention to their client’s needs and any changes in their health status, noticing when they are displaying symptoms of high or low blood pressure, and being in a position to provide for them and get them immediate medical help.
Diabetes can cause issues with mobility due to reducing blood flow to the feet as well as causing nerve damage. Home caregivers can help with driving to appointments, maneuvering through the house, and any other way to make sure they can move around safely.
Physical activity is crucial for diabetes management and home caregivers can help with any exercise plans set forth by the senior’s doctor.