1 in 4 Americans 65 and older have Diabetes. People with diabetes are shown to have more medications, medical complications, hospital stays and need more clinical visits than those without diabetes.
Living with diabetes can be both challenging and overwhelming especially when you don’t know the best ways to manage your illness. Home health services, like the ones offered by VitalCaring, provide customized plans to empower patients to better manage their health and live a healthy lifestyle.
What to expect from your home health provider to better manage Diabetes:
- A dedicated interdisciplinary team of nurses, therapists and social workers focused on a holistic approach. Your team of home health providers should be well versed in a variety of treatment techniques and approaches so that they can customize a treatment plan that works best for you.
- Your identified home health team should work with you to help manage all your medications and help you more efficiently manage prescriptions by consolidating pharmacies.
- It is important to fully understand your diagnosis. By working with a knowledgeable team, they will provide patient education and help you identify proper ways to manage diabetes. At VitalCaring, we use patient education resources, including Zone Tools, for early symptom recognition and control which directly reduces preventable hospitalizations and ED visits. Proactive actions are the best ways to prevent additional and unnecessary doctors visits, giving you your life back.
- Your disease management team should work closely with you to create a customized Patient Action Plan for a healthy diabetic lifestyle. Through this collaborative plan creation, you can walk through your life with the skills and tools needed for self-management of your disease.
Make sure the home health team you choose offers you and your loved ones all of these services. VitalCaring’s home health services go beyond the traditional and basic approaches to chronic condition management by providing an action plan that empowers patients to better manage their health. Contact our team if you are interested in learning more about our disease management services.