Providing proper nutrition with tasty meals, implementing a new, safe exercise program and inspecting feet daily—these are just some of the daily care activities in-home caretakers can assist with when caring for an individual with diabetes.
We understand that home care options can be confusing, especially when it comes to trying to decipher non-medical home care from home health care services. In many cases, the bulk of home care services needed for a senior are considered non-medical, and could be taken care of through a non-medical home care agency. With Professional Caretakers, staff can come to your home, assisted living apartment, nursing home or hospital room and provide the service and support you need.
Here are a few examples of how a non-medical home care agency can assist a diabetic:
- A person with decreased vision may not see a small foot sore that could quickly become a major problem. A home caretaker can inspect a diabetic’s feet daily, can provide proper wound care and can coordinate care with a physician.
- A home caretaker can provide proper nutrition, through meal planning and preparation.
- A physician-approved exercise program can be properly implemented with the help of a home caretaker.
- A home caretaker can provide reminders for glucose testing and can schedule regular physician checkups. These services are especially important for a diabetic senior with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
At Professional Caretakers, we’re committed to providing the kind of service that you and your loved ones can rely on and trust—after all, we’ve been serving families throughout Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and San Antonio for more than 25 years. We provide a dedicated caretaker who gives attention and care exclusively to your loved one and a registered nurse to supervise each case. Contact us today for more information about how we can assist the diabetic loved one in your family.