Handling Diabetic Patients in a Retirement Residence

Seniors Enjoy Specialized Care at Our Rhode Island Nursing Home

Doctor Using Lancelet On Senior ManAre you finding it hard to manage the healthcare requirements of an aging parent with diabetes? At The Holiday nursing home in Rhode Island, we provide specialized care to help manage mom or dad’s condition more cost-effectively than home care or a supplemental service in a retirement residence.

With their needs likely to increase as they age, cost of private services can be prohibitive. Most nurses are paid on an hourly basis and will require to visit at least three or four times a day to assist with complex medical needs. Our skilled nursing facility has qualified healthcare providers, therapists and nutritionists on staff to efficiently manage your parent’s lifestyle. You will have peace of mind knowing that they are being monitored round-the-clock with the help of a personalized care plan that caters to their unique needs.

Why nursing homes are a cost-effective alternative for diabetic seniors:

  • Qualified staff: A nursing home has qualified staff to deal with a range of health requirements including diabetes. This eliminates the additional cost of private nursing services that would be required if they lived at home or any other type of retirement residence.
  • Fully-equipped healthcare facility: Seniors with diabetes often require special nutritional diets and physical therapy to help manage their condition. In addition to qualified nurses, nursing homes also have experienced physical therapists and nutritionists to provide the specialized attention patients need. Your parent or elderly family member will have easy access to the services and support they require under one roof.
  • Specialized diabetic care: Seniors with diabetes often exhibit confusion, disorientation and incontinence which can be easily overlooked or mistaken as age-related problems. Many senior diabetics also have additional, age-related health issues that require more nursing care, such as reduced functional and cognitive capabilities. They may also have more than one condition such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, depression, and pain, when compared with those who don’t have diabetes. Recognizing their unique needs is key to providing the care they require.

Living with diabetes presents unique challenges which increase with age. With the enhanced risk of complications in seniors, diligent care is required to help properly mitigate them.

Diabetic SeniorThe professionals at The Holiday Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Manville, Rhode Island, are experienced and ready to care for you or your loved one. As a premier facility for nursing, rehabilitation and respite care, we have all the features and services that your mom or dad needs to feel comfortable, safe and well looked-after. A customized care plan that accommodates special dietary concerns ensures your family member’s needs are fully met. Since 1973, we have been caring for families like yours. You can rely on us to care for your loved one like our own.

Give us a call at 401-765-1440 for more information about our skilled nursing facility in Manville, Rhode Island or fill out this online form to book a tour.