Diabetes Care at Home

By David Inman tags: Diabetes, Home Health

For a growing number of patients, home health is a welcome alternative to care in a hospital or nursing center. Home health can include a variety of services offered in a patient’s home or other place of residence. The care can be provided by nurses, therapists or aides and is tailored to the unique needs of each patient.

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Patients with diabetes or diabetic conditions can receive care at home that includes assistance, education and coaching on:

  • Self-management of diabetes to maintain blood sugar levels and decrease the risk of complications
  • The progression of your diabetes and how to minimize the risk of organ damage such as heart disease, kidney failure and vascular disease
  • Blood sugar self-monitoring and target blood sugar ranges
  • Management of diet, medication and lifestyle to maintain healthy blood sugar levels
  • Early signs of complications and when to alert your physician about changes in your condition 

If you have questions about home health, call 1.866.KINDRED to speak with a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our nurses can help determine if this type of care is right for you or your loved one, and if your health plan covers it.