The American Diabetes Association estimates that 25% of seniors have some form of diabetes, and that number is expected to increase as the population of adults over the age of 60 grows.
Diabetes is a health condition that prevents a person’s body from properly processing sugars, which leads to an elevation in blood sugar levels and negative health effects. Not only does diabetes have its own health concerns, it can also make other preexisting conditions, like heart disease and kidney disease, worsen.
Fortunately, diabetes can be managed. It is important for older adults to seek proper care from their personal care team including their family, physician, nutritionist, and caregiver. Harmony Home Care can provide at-home care services to those who are dealing with diabetes to approach their condition with strategies including:
Diabetes needs continual control and management to avoid diminishing your loved one’s quality of life. Daily household tasks can become difficult for older adults who care for themselves when suffering from complications associated with diabetes diagnosis. Harmony Home Care provides at-home health care and support to seniors who face challenges and complications from diabetes. Our dedicated at-home caregivers provide high-quality, personalized diabetes care services to seniors who wish to live independently in their most familiar environment. Improve your seniors quality of life with at-home care services.
If you are caring for a loved one who is diagnosed with diabetes, then you understand the daily needs that come with caring for your loved one. Caregiving for a senior suffering from physical limitations and chronic illnesses can become overwhelming for family members. Many families believe that their loved one would receive better care in an assisted living facility or a nursing home where residents can receive consistent care.
Moving your seniors out of the privacy and comfort of their home to live in an assisted living facility may not be the best option for their wellbeing. Residents in nursing homes suffer from understaffed caregivers, leaving your loved one with inadequate attention. Additionally, the cost of assisted living adds up over time.
The more viable option is to choose at-home care. Harmony Home Care caregivers provide the daily support that your loved one needs while staying in the comfort of their home. We provide peace of mind to family members that want the best care for their loved one.
Harmony Home Care can create a program customized to your loved ones needs including:
Although there is no cure for diabetes, it can be managed with a well balanced diet, exercise, and prescription medications directed by a healthcare professional. Diabetic seniors may need assistance with medication and household tasks. Harmony Home Care can provide these types of services and more with our team of professional at-home caregivers who recognize the specific needs of diabetic seniors.