Diabetes Management Program
Diabetes affects millions of people and it is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S.  Complications of diabetes include heart disease and stroke, hypertension, blindness, kidney disease, amputations and neuropathy. Affinity Home Health Care's Diabetes Program includes educating the patient and family about medication, how to monitor blood sugar levels, dietary changes and when to seek medical attention in coordination with the patient’s physician.  It is specifically tailored to provide care in the patient’s home and is based on the standards of care established by the American Diabetes Association.
 
What We Offer:
  • A nursing team specially trained in diabetes care
  • Free glucose meter kit with first visit (if needed)
  • A1c lab testing per Medicare Guidelines
  • Instruction in insulin delivery systems
  • Educational & Diabetic diet materials for each patient
  • Interdisciplinary approach focusing on self-management
  • Physical therapy for falls reduction, balance improvement and improvement in activity tolerance
  • Occupational therapy focusing on independence through the use of adaptive equipment
  • Medical social workers for referral and resources to help manage the high cost of Diabetes. 
  • Expertise in the treatment of diabetic skin conditions, advanced diabetic wound care
Who benefits from this program?
  • Newly diagnosed diabetics
  • Non-compliant diabetics
  • Caregivers and family members
  • Hospitals and Physicians by reducing hospitalizations and complications