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5 Ways In-Home Care Helps Older Adults Manage Diabetes

Home care is an excellent option for people living with diabetes. Many people with diabetes are still able to live independently in their homes. A professional caregiver can provide helpful reminders to ensure a senior stays on top of the dietary, medication and exercise regimens prescribed, as well as any testing and medical appointment follow-up. This helps reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications, and gives loved ones peace of mind.

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5 Ways In-Home Care Helps Older Adults Manage Diabetes

Here are 5 ways in-home caregivers can assist older adults managing diabetes:

  1. Meal preparation. Home caregivers can prepare meals that align with their clients’ dietary guidelines or even shop for groceries on behalf of their clients.
  2. Medication management. Home care workers can help older adults monitor blood glucose levels and ensure that any other medications are taken at their regular schedule.
  3. Symptom management. A home caregiver notices when their clients are displaying symptoms of high or low blood sugar and gets them immediate medical help.
  4. Mobility. Whether it is a drive to appointments or walking around the house, home care workers make sure their clients can move around safely.
  5. Physical activity. Regular physical activity is crucial for diabetes management. Home caregivers can help make an exercise plan and assist their clients in safe and appropriate physical activity.

Right at Home caregivers provide assistance with personal care, transportation, housekeeping, companionship and more. Contact Right at Home* today and ask for a FREE in-home consultation.

*In-home care services may vary by location.

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Right at Home offers in-home care to seniors and adults with disabilities who want to live independently. Most Right at Home offices are independently owned and operated, and directly employ and supervise all caregiving staff.
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