Your diabetic patients may benefit from home healthcare if they:
- Need follow-up care, medication teaching, or management for medication after hospitalization or a short-term skilled nursing facility stay for conditions such as diabetes, fluid and electrolyte imbalance.
- Have difficulty managing their diabetic medications, requiring frequent intervention and office visits.
- Would benefit from developing or improving self-management skills in managing their diabetes.
- Are at risk for hospitalization due to comorbid conditions or environmental factors.
- Have caregivers with significant challenges in managing the care of the patient at home.
- Could benefit from a skilled nurse who can supplement your office education with home instructions on medication administration and assess effectiveness to make sure symptoms are being controlled.
- Could benefit from drawing and monitoring of lab at home due to homebound status.
- Have difficultly managing their blood sugars to assist in preventing hospitalization.
- Have difficulty using diabetic medications effectively and understanding how to take them properly.
- Are habitual callers to your office with questions about their diabetic condition, medications or symptoms and could benefit from a skilled nurse to supplement education on medication management, assess effectiveness of the medications and make sure symptoms are being controlled.
- Are weakened from their condition and could benefit from a therapist teaching on fall prevention and home safety.
- Have difficulty monitoring their weight.
- Have a diabetic foot ulcer that requires wound care, assessment and instruction on caring for their wound.
Our highly skilled physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, nurses and social workers will work closely with you and your staff to develop a plan of care focused on meeting your patient’s medical, social and rehabilitative needs.