Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control reports that over 120 million people in the United States have diabetes or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. If you’re providing Hands On Care for an older parent, relative, or spouse, there’s a good chance that you’re also helping them manage diabetes symptoms.
Today, we at ALLIANCE Healthcare Partners LLC a professional provider of Home Health Care in Columbus, Ohio are here to give you 5 practical tips you can use to help loved ones manage their conditions and live a better, healthier life.
- Learn as much as you can about their specific condition. This will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully provide care for your loved one.
- Make lifestyle changes together, such as exercising more and eating a healthier diet, to encourage your loved ones to stick it out — challenges are more fun when you don’t have to do it alone.
- Help your elderly loved one practice self-soothing techniques such as meditation, yoga, or tai chi to help combat stress and anxiety.
- Encourage self-monitoring to your loved ones. This way, they will become more informed of their current condition and be more prepared and knowledgeable on the ways of handling it.