As we grow older, our ability to stay physically active and prepare healthy balanced meals for ourselves decreases, and for those with diabetes, their ability to manage symptoms and blood-sugar levels can decline, which could spell even more trouble as they can flare into severe complications. If diabetes is not kept under control, it can cause problems with the circulation that can do severe damage to the eyes, feet, heart, and kidneys. Senior living homes in Cape Coral, FL can help benefit those with diabetes, maximizing their wellness and monitoring their health, by providing opportunities for a healthier and active lifestyle, carefully monitoring glucose levels, and looking out for complications and overlooked symptoms, providing peace of mind for their loved ones.
Proper Management of Diabetes
Retirement communities are well-versed in managing diabetes in older adults and have individualized care plans in place to ensure that they receive the best care possible. Factors such as functional status, cognitive status, life expectancy, social support, the severity of their diabetes as well as the amount of care they might need are evaluated when creating these care plans for each resident. Their lifestyles, health goals, and preferences are also taken into account to ensure that they feel comfortable and supported. Their blood sugar is constantly monitored to ensure they are not too high or too low, which could lead to tiredness, dizziness, anxiety, irritability, and more. Residents will also receive help to administer insulin if needed and will be assisted with taking medication. Professionally trained team members also help track symptoms that are easily overlooked and check for changes in residents’ health and medical reports to prevent any complications. Strict policies adhering to state regulations are in place to monitor and stabilize residents’ blood-sugar levels to ensure that their safety and well-being are taken care of.
One of the biggest perks of being in a senior living community is the promotion of a healthy lifestyle through access to proper nutrition, and fitness programs that can help manage symptoms of diabetes. With a senior-equipped fitness center, putting greens, outdoor walkways, outdoor entertainment spaces, and even a heated swimming pool, residents can upkeep their physical health with ease. Beyond the physical, comprehensive wellness programs are also provided at our retirement community to ensure that the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and social wellness of our residents are taken care of. We have an activities director who plans the best activities for residents to keep them mentally and physically fit. Residents can also benefit from the complimentary health screenings to keep their health in check.
Healthy, Nutritious Meals
Our retirement community also caters to those with special dietary needs, like residents with diabetes, creating customized meal plans to ensure that they are getting the optimum nutrition they need, keeping sodium, fats, and portions in check. Enjoy a vast selection of delicious yet nutritious meals from our menu which includes starters, mains, and desserts cooked up by our own culinary chefs straight from our kitchen and served to you in a comfortable restaurant.