When older adults are not able to manage their diabetes effectively, it can result in heart problems and kidney failure. With this, if your senior is having trouble taking care of themselves, especially their health, perhaps it’s time to get help from an experienced caregiver.
If you’re a family caregiver and would prefer to be hands-on in your loved one’s care, one way to be prepared is to learn more about your loved one’s chronic illness and how to effectively manage it.
- Prepare Healthy Meals
The food that they will eat, of course, will affect your overall well-being, especially their glucose levels. With that, stick to their physician’s suggested meal plan and prepare meals in the appropriate portion sizes.
- Medication Reminders
Medication adherence is part of better chronic disease management. With that, make sure that your loved one takes their medicines as prescribed by their physician regularly. That way, they won’t be at risk of hospitalization.
- Monitor Their Vitals
Keeping track of their blood sugar and their blood pressure is important in chronic disease management. Record their progress and have it with you until the next your senior will see their physician.
If you want assistance with your senior’s care, you can always count on our caregivers.
Progressive Home Health & Hospice delivers quality home health in Wichita, Kansas for seniors with chronic conditions who prefer to receive their care in the comfort of their homes.