Instruct patient on pathophysiology of disease, diet, exercise & use of meds.Assess vital signs, any post operative complications, reaction to meds & activity and notification of changes in patient condition through regular skilled visits.
Educate patient/caregiver on managing signs and symptoms of hypo/hyperglycemia.
Instruct patient on how to use blood glucose monitoring equipment.
Educate patient/caregiver on importance of maintaining a blood glucose log and levels that need to be reported to their doctor or nurse.
Assistance with personal care and ADL’s by our Home Health Aide/Certified Nursing Assistants
Assess the patient’s skin integrity for signs and symptoms of diabetic ulcers.
Create a medication profile worksheet.
Instruct on side effects of medication.
Review all medication for contraindications and interactions.
Customize a realistic medication schedule.
Emphasize site rotation & cleanliness prior to discharge.
Assess home environment.
Coordination of care with respect to DME, Private Duty, Social Services, etc.
Instruct on foot care.
Make recommendation for DPM.
Instruct on prevention of renal and dental problems.
Instruct on proper vision care and regular follow ups/check ups with Opthamologist.
Low-vision rehabilitation: For those patients diagnosed with low vision impairment, our Occupational Therapist will help develop a program to assist the patient become independent with necessary activities of daily living.
Teach patient/caregiver the proper discard of biomedical waste.
Enhanced of quality of life
Assess patient’s attitude about managing disease.
Instruct on coping skills to manage disease process and maintain compliance.
Assess the response to treatment/intervention. Community
Describe how and where supplies can be obtained.
Coordinate contact with support groups if necessary.
Describe importance of seeing PCP and other healthcare providers regularly.