San Diego, Ca (PRWEB) November 19, 2011
Firstat Nursing Services, a premier home nursing and home health agency in San Diego, CA is supporting American Diabetes Month by helping families understand the different types of assistance available to them when looking for help in caring for seniors with diabetes.
Diabetes is a serious disease. If it isn’t managed, it can damage many parts of the body, leading to heart attacks, strokes, amputation, blindness, kidney failure and nerve damage. But there is good news; diabetes complications can be prevented or delayed by properly managing blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Eating healthy, being physically active and quitting smoking can also help lower the risk of diabetes complications.
“People can often control their condition with regular exercise and a good diet. Unfortunately, some diabetics are physically unable to endure rigorous activity and maintain a steady weight,” said Linnea Goodrich, president of Firstat Nursing Services.
Due to the changes in kidney and liver functions as we age, seniors seem to be more susceptible to low blood sugars. Common causes of low blood sugar for seniors include not eating enough during meals after taking insulin, waiting to eat meals or skipping meals altogether.
At Firstat Nursing Services, we are trained to care for seniors with diabetes. To help families understand their in home nursing care options, Goodrich outlined the three levels of care.
C.N.A. is a Certified Nursing Assistant who has successfully completed a State Certified Nursing Assistant program. They are licensed to perform vital sign monitoring, medication reminders, ambulating, personal hygiene, feeding, dressing, and physical transfer; in addition to other activities of daily living.
L.V.N. is a Licensed Vocational Nurse with a current valid state license. They have the technical knowledge to perform nursing duties and patient care. They provide prescribed medical treatments such as injections, wound care, catheter care, set up and administer medication in addition to personal care.
R.N. is a Registered Nurse with a current valid state license. They perform frequent patient evaluations which include monitoring, performing procedures, administering IV medications, assessments and implementing the nursing care plan provided by the physician.
Firstat Nursing Services has been helping seniors and injured people in the San Diego since 1997. Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas families wanting to learn more about their home nursing option are encouraged to visit the company website http://firstatofsandiego.com/RanchoSantaFe-HomeNursing-HomeHealth-HomeCare
About Firstat Nursing Services
Firstat Nursing Services is the only Homecare Agency in San Diego that is both State licensed and certified by the Alzheimer's Association. In addition, they have an A+ rating from the BBB. Firstat Nursing Services has been providing a higher standard of home nursing, home health and homecare for elderly, disabled and injured people in the greater San Diego area since 1997. To learn more, call 619-220-7600 or go to http://firstatofsandiego.com/