How Can Senior Care Services Assist With Diabetes Management?

Senior Care Menlo Park CA: How Can Senior Care Services Assist With Diabetes Management?

In 2015, the American Diabetes Association said 20.4 million adults in the U.S. had diabetes. Another 84.1 million have prediabetes. Around 12 million people aged 65 or older are believed to have diabetes.

If your mom or dad has diabetes and lives alone, they may be okay on their own. However, there may come a time when the tests, diet, and exercise recommendations become hard to keep up with. When that day comes, senior care services are of great assistance.

What Senior Care Services Can Help?

Senior care aides do so much for senior citizens. Start with companionship. Your parents would have a friend around as often as needed to prevent boredom and loneliness. They could join the caregiver for outings to museums or stay home and play games together.

Caregivers can help your parents with foot care. People with diabetes need to check the feet regularly for sores and keep feet moisturized and nails trimmed. They can help with other areas of grooming and personal care.

If your parents need someone with them when they go out for walks, caregivers can join them. When your parents are outside gardening or playing with a pet, caregivers can remind them to drink some water or get in the shade to prevent a sunburn. They’ll also be there to drive your parents to stores, doctor’s offices, and other area businesses or centers.

How Do You Get Set Up for Home Care?

The first step is to talk as a family and find out what everyone thinks. You and your siblings may have time when you can help with some aspects of care. If you like to cook, you could come up with healthy meals that your parents would just need to reheat.

Your sister may go to yoga classes each week and be willing to bring your parents to join her to help them get exercise. Your brother may work a different shift and be happy to pick up medications from the pharmacy on his way home.

Once you know who is willing to cover some of the care your parents need, you’ll know what to talk to a senior care agency about. Look at the gaps in care and hire senior care aides for those tasks. If your mom and dad need someone around to remind them when it’s time to check blood sugar levels, caregivers can do that. They are also there for companionship throughout the day. Call now to learn more.

If you or your loved one is looking for Senior Care in Menlo Park,CA, please call Familiar Surroundings Home Care.

Santa Clara County: (408) 979-9990

San Mateo County: (650) 353-9777

Santa Cruz County: (831) 480-3990

Sources:
http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/

Laura Wentling

Laura has been involved in the home care industry for more than 20 years. She knows all the aspects of the business and what it takes to provide excellent customer service. Her ability to focus on clients and personal attendants on an individual basis makes her an outstanding leader. Marinating a standard of professionalism and quality with her administrative staff and personal attendants through direct interaction, is a goal which Laura strives to meet daily. Laura is a "hands on" partner and is always available to meet with both our clients and personal attendants when needed.
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