Tips for Diabetes Month - Home Health Agencies Poway

Firstat Nursing Services, a Poway Home Health Agency supports National Diabetes Month by publishing smart tips for seniors. “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,” said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services.

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 manage diabetes by making sure medications are taken properly. A home health care provider can evaluate eating habits and the safety of food preparation in the home. When needed, the caregiver may even assist in the actual preparation of the foods for each meal.

Expert Medical Assistance-Trained caregivers can monitor blood sugar levels after meals, and keep in contact with a physician. Health care providers are trained to watch out for complications from diabetes, perform routine in-home monitoring of vital signs and inspect client’s feet and hands to maintain optimal health.

To learn more about in-home care, 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 go to:

Firstat Nursing Services
411 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108

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