Diabetes management is an essential part of daily living for many clients at Home Care 4 Seniors. Our on-call RN and caregivers monitor the insulin levels of each client on a daily basis, and confirm dosages are given correctly. Insulin works to control blood sugar as part of an overall diabetes treatment plan, including diet, exercise, and oral diabetes medications. There are different types of insulin for different needs. Insulin administration (including blood sugar testing) may be delegated to an unlicensed person. An RN must be on call for consultation or intervention 24 hours each day. If the client is unable to administer his or her own insulin, RN delegation is required.
Blood sugar tests may be delegated based on the RN’s assessment of the competency of the staff member. If the client is not performing his or her own blood sugar tests independently, RN delegation is required. Home Care 4 Seniors can care for diabetic clients by everything described above plus preparing diabetic meals and aiding with medication reminders.