More than 34 million Americans have diabetes - 25% of adults over 65 have the condition
88 million Americans (approximately 1/3 of the population) have prediabetes, a condition reversible with lifestyle changes
Diabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke, and lower limb amputation.
There isn’t a cure for diabetes, but a healthy diet, exercise, stress management, and taking the right medications can help reduce the impact of the disease. These tasks can prove difficult for many seniors.
Sequoia Senior Solutions recognizes the challenges associated with diabetes and the importance of lifestyle modifications to manage it. We have developed a training program, oversight, and specific procedures to help provide excellent care for seniors in our community who are living with diabetes.
Home Inspection & Needs Assessment
Sequoia Senior Solutions performs a complimentary and personalized needs assessment and home inspection to ensure client safety. During the assessment process, special care is taken to assign a caregiver who has the experience to meet the needs of the client as well as interests and traits that will best match their personality. This allows for greater consistency for the client. During the home inspection, a care manager will identify any issues that could compromise client or caregiver safety as well as make home modification recommendations if appropriate.
Many Sequoia Senior Solutions caregivers are specifically trained and educated on diabestes and best practices for client care:
The fundamentals of diabetes, including the various types, how it affects the body, the diagnostic criteria, symptoms, risk factors, and common complications
The role of insulin in diabetes and how to help clients lessen the risk of hypoglycemia and other medical complications
Age-related nutrition changes, the carbohydrate exchange system, and how to plan nutrient-dense meals on a budget
Common medications and how diet, exercise, and medications work together to treat diabetes
Preventing and treating prediabetes and helping clients perform appropriate exercises
Supervision & Monitoring of Progress
A Sequoia Senior Solutions care manager will perform periodic visits to ensure that all caregivers follow proper procedures and will monitor progress and update the care plan as the situation evolves.