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Uplifting In-Home Care Services for Seniors & Other Adults Right Where You Need It. Comfort Keepers Edmonton, AB provides in home care services and senior care in the following cities in Edmonton: Edmonton

Diabetes Management for Seniors: Home Health Care Options

Edmonton Senior Health  |  November 6, 2017

Senior woman with caregiver | Diabetes Management for Seniors | Comfort Keepers Edmonton | BLOG POST

What Every Senior in Edmonton, AB Needs to Know About Managing Diabetes with Home Health Care

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and the perfect opportunity to talk about Diabetes Management for Seniors. Diabetes affects millions of people around the world. It is essential to remain aware of the necessary methods and practices to lead a healthy life while living with the disease. It can be challenging to maintain these practices during the holidays, especially for seniors.

November is #DiabetesAwarenessMonth

Management of diabetes can be done with the proper approach and for seniors, it can be especially helpful to have professional home health care assistance. The changes required to successfully manage blood sugar levels can be implemented into everyday lifestyle changes. During the holidays, there are a few things that aging seniors can do to ensure that their levels stay at a healthy range.

Here are a few tips for seniors to manage their diabetes during the holidays:

Eat Smart: Holidays are about family, friends, parties, time off work, spiritual reflections, and of course, good food, lots of good food. Seniors must take precautions and continue to eat smart while enjoying food during the holidays. This means making healthy food choices and not skipping meals. There is no green light to overindulge because you’ve skipped a meal. Not eating sensibly throughout the day can cause diabetics to make poor food choices.

Exercise: Take the time to exercise or work out during the holidays for successful home health care. Diabetes does not take the holidays off. It becomes more important to watch your levels due to the possibility of eating the wrong foods and missing out on regular workout routines. Take morning walks, use the treadmill that’s collecting dust, and stay moving whenever possible. Set out at least an hour each day to implement physical activity.

Alcohol Awareness: This is a reminder to watch the alcohol intake. While it is okay to drink or sip an occasional drink in celebration of the holidays. Take inventory of what you are drinking and how much you are consuming. If you attend multiple dinners or parties within a week, skip the alcohol from time to time.

Seniors should rely on their home healthcare assistants to help them maintain good habits during the holiday season. These professionals are aware of the effect that diabetes has on the health of aging adults. Holidays can be miserable for seniors if they become ill due to a lack of attention to their diabetes. Careful maintenance and habits ensure that the holidays will be happy, and the new year will be filled with prosperity and good health. 

Comfort Keepers® in Edmonton Can Help with In-Home Elderly Care!

If you are concerned about the health and well-being of your aging loved ones we can help. Comfort Keepers®’ trained caregivers help provide senior clients with the highest quality of life possible to keep them happy and healthy at home. 

Companionship and Interactive Caregiving™

Our Interactive Caregiving™ provides a system of care that addresses safety, nutrition, mind, body, and activities of daily living (ADLs).

Moreover, our trained caregivers are selected with one specific quality in mind: empathy. Empathetic care is care that starts in the heart, and it allows us to meet our client’s exact needs. 

Learn more about our unique service offering by contacting the Comfort Keepers Edmonton office. If you live in Devon, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, or Stony Plain and surrounding areas, contact Comfort Keepers at 780-465-4665.

Comfort Keepers® Edmonton is an Approved Service Provider for the Client Directed Homecare Invoicing Program Offered by Alberta Health Services. Is Invoicing the Right Option for You?  Read more about the program HERE.

Comfort Keepers Edmonton is here to help you and your loved ones get the best care possible. Awarded the “Accredited with Exemplary Standing” seal by Accreditation Canada. Our Edmonton location has achieved the highest available certification in Canada for Home Care services, clearly demonstrating Comfort Keepers’ commitment to offering safe, high-quality home care to its senior clients in Edmonton.

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