For a growing number of people living with diabetes, home health is a welcome alternative to care in a hospital or nursing center. Home health care works alongside your treatment plan with your primary care physician, offering a variety of services tailored to your needs, wherever you call home.
When you are living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you may be at risk for complications like neuropathy, retinopathy or cardiac or kidney diseases. Your care team of nurses, therapists and aides provide you assistance, education and coaching on managing your disease and montioring your syptoms to help reduce these risks. This includes:
- Techniques to how to monitor and maintain target blood sugar levels
- How to reduce your risk of complications and potential organ damage, such as heart disease, kidney failure or vascular disease
- What to expect with each phase of your care
- Training on healthy diet habits and lifestyle, and how to take your medication and when
- Tips for identifying the early signs of complications and when to alert your physician about changes in your condition
You and your family are at the center of care, actively involved in your treatment plan. We want you to be confident in managing your condition so you can remain independent and doing the things you love most.
If you have questions about home health, call 1.866.CARE.KAH 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.